Finnish companies are hesitant about entering the North American market because of US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies. According to Manu Virtamo, Consul General of Finland in New York, especially smaller businesses may be putting off investment decisions because of the general uncertainty. Columbia University professor Anu Bradford estimates that it would be easier for Trump to advocate import duties for all countries, instead of just China and Mexico, which means that they could also affect Finnish businesses. The Consulate General still encourages Finnish businesses to attempt conquering America and not to give up.
Media: MTV – Finland
Journalist: Mari Karppinen
Main source: Manu Virtamo, Consul General of Finland in New York, Columbia University professor Anu Bradford