The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland
The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland examines what drives
FDI into Finland and which domestic regulatory aspects may discourage foreign investment.
The report analyses trends in FDI flows towards Finland and other Nordic-Baltic countries
and discusses the benefits of foreign investment for the Finnish economy. It provides
a comparative overview of the regulatory frameworks in force in Finland and its Nordic-Baltic
peers, outlining both economy-wide and sector-specific findings, and explores how
changes in these regulatory frameworks are linked to changes in FDI inflows in the
region. Foreign investors’ views on Finland’s business environment complement these
findings. The report underlines potential areas for reform and suggests policy actions
that could further improve Finland’s investment climate and contribute to attracting
and retaining more FDI, while also strengthening its positive impact.
To what extent does Finland’s regulatory landscape facilitate or discourage foreign investment? Which policy considerations can contribute to attracting new international investments to Finland and retaining existing ones?
The launch of a comparative assessment of Finland's domestic regulation and business environment presented the main findings and recommendations in this report. High-level opening remarks were followed by a panel discussion with policy makers and representatives of the business community. The launch was organised in collaboration with the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Business Finland.