The CETA free trade agreement between the EU and Canada came into force on 27 September. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen says Finnish businesses benefit from the agreement e.g. through the disappearance of customs duties and the opening up of service markets. Mr Mykkänen is travelling to Canada in October with a trade delegation and he has high expectations for advancing trade between Finland and Canada. He adds that the CETA agreement will create new opportunities for Finnish businesses in e.g. environmental and transport services as well as make investments in Canada easier.
Journalist: Anna Juvonen
Main source: Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen