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Finland is a member of the European Union (EU) and is subject to EU trade regulatory requirements.

After the April 2015 elections, Finland’s new government announced a broad structural reform program to reduce labour costs and improve competitiveness. Pension reforms to prolong working careers were introduced to help mitigate the impact of population aging on labour force growth. The government is also developing reforms to improve public sector productivity, especially in health and social services. Reviving economic growth remains the Finnish government’s central policy tenet.

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  • Merchandise exports A$88 million
  • Services exports A$95 million
  • Capital Helsinki
  • Official languages Finnish, Swedish
  • Area 303,890 sq km
  • Population 5.5 million

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Finland and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Finland. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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