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Vast international network available

Finnpartnership has a vast international cooperation network. It includes missions, development funders, Finnish companies, experts and organisations operating in developing countries and other industry operators in developing countries.

Finnpartnership is a part of the Team Finland network, which brings together all state-funded internationalisation services. In addition to the Team Finland network, Finnpartnership is regularly in contact with many other key operators both in Finland and internationally. We update these operators in the listing below.


Team Finland network

Team Finland brings together all state-funded internationalisation services. Using the Team Finland website, you can locate the direct contact information for your local Team Finland coordinator, who represents all of the operators in the domestic Team Finland network in the assigned area and is able to direct you to the appropriate services. The website also contains information on Finnish embassies in different countries.

Several organisations that offer internationalisation services operate within the Team Finland network. If necessary, you can also contact the appropriate organisation directly if you already know who to contact in the network. The entities that belong to the network are listed under the Team Finland organisations section.

Using the Business Finland BEAM programme, you can apply for funding to develop new business operations in rapidly growing markets in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Further information on the BEAM programme.


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and foreign missions online

The Ministry influences the operating environment and market entry of companies abroad, promotes investments in Finland and coordinates country image efforts. The Ministry directs and supports missions and the rest of the Team Finland network internationally. The Team Finland services offered by missions include creating contacts, producing market information and problem-solving and advisory services for companies. You can find the updated contact information for Finnish missions abroad on the Ministry’s website.

Factsheet on Funding instruments (pdf 182 KB)


Finnpartnership’s country information search

You can search for information sources regarding the country you are interested in on the Finnpartnership website. Using the Information Sources search function, you can find country-specific information sources and newsletters offered by foreign chambers of commerce, associations, organisations and other operators that know the local markets.


Chambers of commerce and associations

The Finland Chamber of Commerce and 19 regional chambers of commerce cover all of Finland, all industries and types of business. Using the Finland Chamber of Commerce website, you can find the contact information of both your own regional chamber of commerce and the associations and chambers of commerce abroad.


Finnfund and European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)

Development fund company Finnfund offers companies long-term risk funding for profitable and responsible investments in developing countries. Finnfund belongs to a group of fifteen European development finance institutions known as EDFI (Association of European Development Finance Institutions). The EDFI group’s institutions offer long-term funding for private projects in developing countries and EDFI’s mission is to promote the cooperation between development funding institutions.


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations given by States to multinational enterprises on responsible business practices. The guide drafted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment explains briefly what the guidelines include and how their fulfilment is monitored by the national liaison body in Finland. Guide in Finnish / English.


TheiGuides.org

TheiGuides.org website offers country-specific iGuides, designed by UNCTAD and the International Chamber of Commerce, that provide investors online with up-to-date information on business costs, opportunities and conditions in developing countries. The iGuides are developed jointly with governments, and at their request. For more information, please visit the iGuides.org website.


Newsletters and other sources of information

  • Embassy of Ethiopia (UK): Current affairs in Ethiopia. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
  • Astertax’s Mozambique newsletter: Business opportunities in Mozambique. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
  • Embassy of Finland in Cairo’s Monthly Economic Bulletin for Egypt. Subscribe to the newsletter by contacting Mr Yasser Shawky (yasser.shawky@formin.fi), Commercial Advisor of the Embassy of Finland in Cairo.
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