Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini recently visited Australia and New Zealand. He thinks Australia could be a giant market for Finland. The country offers business opportunities particularly in the cleantech sector, in mining industry and treatment of dangerous waste. There is also interest in Finnish start-ups. According to Minister Soini, Australia is a very attractive country to Finnish companies because of good authority collaboration, few hindrances to business and the fact that Australians have money. He adds that people in Australia are technology-oriented. Australia is a big economy but a small trade partner for Finland. Minister Soini estimates this is due to lack of contacts and long distance.
Media: Turun Sanomat
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini