FINLANDLogistic and forwarding services in Finland
90% Finlandese, Svedese 5,4%, 1,1% russo, 0,03% di Sami, 3,5% Altro
Gross national product (GNP)
USD 271 Mrd.
GNP per person
Financial exports to Switzerland
CHF 786 Mio.
Financial imports from Switzerland
CHF 1’021 Mrd.
Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Finland
In view of the numerous similarities between civil society in Finland and Switzerland – which both enjoy a high standard of living and boast leading-edge technological development – the two countries maintain close relations in several areas.
By virtue of the bilateral agreements between the European Union and Switzerland, Finland and Switzerland are part of the same internal market. Trade volumes between the two countries amounted to approx. CHF 1.8 billion in 2014.
Finnish, Swedish, German, English.
Printed material preferably in Finnish.
Dimensions and weights
National currency: €
ISO code: EUR
Customs tariff (for non-EU goods)
Harmonised system. Customs clearance based on the transaction value.
EU goods are freely available.
There is a global contingent list for the import of non-EU goods and a list of goods which require a single licence.
Import authorisations are required in particular for a large number of foods and agricultural products and for certain mineral oil products. Applications for licences are to be submitted to the licensing office.
Standard VAT rate 24% (reduced rate: 14/10%). Reimbursement of VAT paid is possible.
The Aaland Islands are exempted from the scope of VAT.
Terms of payment and tenders
Cash on delivery or at destination; mostly not secured.
Designations of origin
Designations of origin are required for a number of goods. Information should be obtained from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the importer.
Packaging and markings
The EU Directive sets out that packaging materials made of wood must be manufactured from round logs. This EU regulation goes beyond the necessary treatment set out in the ISPM 15 standard.
Special marking regulations apply to certain goods, particularly foods, alcohol, beef, medicines and hazardous chemicals.
Information should be obtained from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.