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Business in Finland, Helsinki

Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Finland. Helsinki

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Finland (European Union)
  2. Finnish Economy: one of the highest welfare system in the world
  3. Doing Business in Helsinki
  4. Finnish Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Finland
  6. Main Finnish Companies
  7. Access to the Finnish Market
  8. Business Plan for Finland

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in Finland” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Finnish Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Finnish Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Finland with the country of the student
  4. To know the Finnish free trade agreements as a member of the European Union (EU)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Finnish Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Finlandbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

European Union, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Finnish Students

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Finlandia Study, Master in International Business in French Finlande Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Finlândia.

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

Sample of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Finland:
North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Finland

Transport Corridors related to Finland:
  1. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)
  2. Pan-European Corridor IX (Finland-Russia-Greece)
  3. Access to the:
    1. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    2. Pan-European Corridor II

Finnish Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Finland and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
    1. As a member of the European Union, Finland is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey
    2. European Single Market
    3. EU Services Directive
    4. European Digital Single Market
    5. Economic and Monetary Union
    6. European Customs Union
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  4. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
  5. Finland is an observer country of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  5. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC)
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  7. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  8. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  9. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN)
  10. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  11. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  12. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT)
  13. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  14. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

European Trade and Economic Organisations of Finland

  1. European Union
    1. European Investment Bank (EIB)
    2. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)
    3. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Global Organisations

  1. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  4. World Bank (WB)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  6. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  7. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  8. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
  9. World Trade Organisation (WTO)

The Republic of Finland (Europe)

  1. Finnish Capital: Helsinki
  2. Official Language of Finland: Finnish and Swedish
  3. Finnish Area: 338,145 square kilometres
  4. Finnish Population: 5.5 million people (the second country of the European Union in relation to population density)
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Finland: Norway, Sweden and Russia.
    1. Estonia by sea
  7. Finland was part of Sweden until 1809

Main religion in Finland: Lutheran Protestantism (Christianity)

Finland belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea) Course

Economy of Finland.

  1. The Republic of Finland has one of the highest welfare states in the world
  2. Finland is a highly industrialised economy
  3. The main Finnish economic sectors are wood industry, engineering, telecommunications, metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, paper, foods, chemical products, textiles, clothing
  4. Finland has virtually no mineral resources
  5. Finland is one of the less corrupt countries in the world
  6. GDP (nominal) of Finland: 185,485 million dollars
    1. Agriculture: 2.8%
    2. Industry: 25.9%
    3. Services: 71.2%
  7. GDP per capita of Finland: USD 40,601
  8. Currency of Finland: Euro
  9. Finland is a member of the European Union since 1995
  10. Microsoft Mobile acquired the Finnish company Nokia in 2014

Council Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden

Finnish Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Finnish Exports are paper, machinery and electrical equipment
  2. Top Finnish exports destinations are Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom
  3. Main Finnish imports: consumer goods and raw materials
  4. Top Finnish suppliers: Germany, Sweden and Russia
  5. As a member of the European Union, Finland is beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc.

Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany), master

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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