Trade and competition policy

Finland is known as an export-oriented country. The forest industry accounts for a fifth of Finland’s exports. The forest industry’s role as a contributor to export income is unique, as it refines Finnish raw materials into export products. The forest industry is in favour of free trade but Finland and the EU’s trade policy must be based on reciprocity.

The drawn out internationial economic crisis feeds protectionism

The forest industry supports free trade, the dismantling of trade barriers and equal treatment. The economic crisis is putting a strain on these principles. The EU’s trade policy must be based on the principle of reciprocity.

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