Logistic and forwarding services in Finland


Capital City

5,4 Mio.

National languages
90% Finlandese, Svedese 5,4%, 1,1% russo, 0,03% di Sami, 3,5% Altro

Euro (EUR)

Gross national product (GNP)
USD 271 Mrd.

GNP per person
USD 49’497

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.

Economic cooperation

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.


Business language

Finnish, Swedish, German, English.
Printed material preferably in Finnish.

Dimensions and weights

Metric system.


National currency: €
ISO code: EUR

Customs tariff (for non-EU goods)

Harmonised system. Customs clearance based on the transaction value.

Import control

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.