Official contacts

In some countries, government involvement is needed to open doors for companies. We chart the contacts your company will need with the public authorities and help you to make such contacts.

 

Contacts with the authorities abroad

What?

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finnish missions worldwide assist companies in making the appropriate contacts with public authorities in target markets.

Benefits

- Companies make the right contacts fast and gain personal assistance.

How to make use of this service

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact direcly Eero Suominen, Team Finland Coordinator at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, tel. +358 29 535 1838, eero.suominen(at)formin.fi or the Team Finland coordinator in the target country.

This service is free of charge.

Prestige services

What?

A head of mission or a high-ranking ministry official participates in a company function.

Benefits

- A boost for the trust your company inspires, and its credibility and visibility, particularly in countries in which the presence of a government representative is necessary.

How to make use of this service     

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact directly Eero Suominen, Team Finland Coordinator at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, tel. +358 29 535 1838, eero.suominen(at)formin.fi or the Team Finland coordinator in the target country.

This service is free of charge.

 

Removal of trade barriers

What?

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs or Finnish missions worldwide

- identify those authorities whose assistance is required in resolving a company's problems

- contact the authorities concerned

- if necessary, join the company representative for an audience with the authorities, or represent the company concerned in order to solve the problems in question

- pursue a solution to the problem by providing assistance through other means and contacts

Benefits

- Faster and more efficient market entry.

How to make use of this service    

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact directly the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Commercial Secretary Petri Kuurma +358 29 351 463, tuo-20(at)formin.fi) or the Team Finland coordinator in the target country. More information.

 

SOLVIT service

What?

SOLVIT is a network of national centres in all EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. These assist in situations in which the national authorities of an EU country have incorrectly applied EU legislation, thereby breaching the rights of businesses or citizens. SOLVIT aims to find solutions within ten weeks, succeeding in the majority of cases. Finland's SOLVIT centre is based in the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Benefits

- Companies obtain assistance in solving their problems via an unofficial procedure that is faster and lighter than court proceedings.

How to make use of this service  

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact directly the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, solvit(at)tem.fi, or file a complaint directly via the SOLVIT website.

This service is free of charge.