Doing Business in Estonia

EENI Business School & HA University


EENI Home

Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Estonia. Tallinn.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Estonia (European Union)
  2. Economy of Estonia: The most digital country of the EU
  3. Doing Business in Tallinn
  4. Estonian Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Estonia
  6. Main Estonian Companies
  7. Access to the Estonian Market
  8. Business Plan for Estonia

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Estonia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Estonian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Estonian Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Estonia with the country of the student
  4. To know Estonia's free trade agreements as a member of the European Union (EU)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Estonian Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Foreign Trade and Business in Estonia” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): Europe, International Business

Recommendations for the Estonian Students

Course learning materials in Higher Education in English + Tertiary Education in Spanish Estonia Post-secondary Education in French Estonie Study in Portuguese Estónia.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Estonia”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in Estonia

The Republic of Estonia (Europe)

  1. Capital: Tallinn
  2. Official Language: Estonian
  3. Area: 45,228 square kilometres
  4. Estonian population: 1.3 million people (one of the less populated countries in the EU)
  5. About 25% of the population is of the Russian origin, which generates tensions
  6. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  7. Borders of Estonia: Latvia, Russia and Finland
  8. Religion in Estonia: Lutheran Protestantism (Christianity)
  9. Estonia belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  10. Independence from the Soviet Union: 1991

Economy of Estonia.

  1. The Republic of Estonia is Europe's leader in Internet penetration and mobile telephony
  2. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the so-called the Baltic Tigers
  3. Estonia has been one of the countries of the European Union that more has grown in recent years
  4. Economic recession in 2008
  5. The information technology and electronics sector is one of the pillars of the Estonian economy
  6. Estonian GDP (nominal): 21,278 millions of dollars
  7. GDP per capita: USD 17,908
  8. Estonian Currency: Euro (2011)
  9. Estonia is a member of the European Union since 2004
  10. The Headquarters of the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA): Tallinn (Estonia)
  11. Virtually all sectors of the Estonian economy have been privatised (except power plants)
  12. Top Estonian Industries are engineering, electronics, wood products, textiles, information technology, telecommunications
  13. Top Estonian Companies are Hansapank, Eesti Energia, SEB Eesti Ühispank, Eesti Telekom, Tallinnk Grupp, Olympic Entertainment Group, Tallinnna Sadam, Tele2 Eesti, Sampo Pank, Tallinnna Kaubamaja, Merko Group, BLRT Grupp, Elisa, Tallinnna Vesi, Transgroup Invest, Eesti Raudtee, Kunda Nordic Tsement, Viru Keemia Grupp, Falck Baltics

Estonian Foreign Trade.

  1. 50% of the Estonian foreign trade is made with the countries of the European Union
  2. Main Estonian Exports are: wood houses, machinery, electronics and textiles
  3. Top Estonian Trading Partners are Germany, Finland and Sweden
  4. As a member of the European Union, Estonia is the beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with South Korea, Central America, Mexico, South Africa, etc

International Economic Relations of Estonia

  1. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  2. International Chamber of Commerce
  3. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  4. World Bank
  5. European Union
  6. World Trade Organisation
  7. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  8. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  9. United Nations
  10. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  11. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  12. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  13. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  14. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Estonia:
Council Baltic Sea States

Colombia-Peru-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

European Union-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement



(c) EENI- Business School & Hispano-African University of International Business