Consumers and the Market
proper functioning of the market is essential for the promotion of
Finnish competitiveness. The main task of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy is to create a favourable environment for entrepreneurship and
An important goal is thus to bring about as free an exchange of goods and services as possible, both in Finland and with other countries. Accordingly, a proper functioning of the EU Internal Market shall be ensured and our commercial interests be looked after on the markets of our neighbouring areas in Russia and the Baltic Sea States. The promotion of exports and tourism is closely linked with the functioning of the market in Finland and internationally.
When promoting the functioning of the market, it shall, however, be ensured that enterprises observe the rules of conduct of social importance. Consumer interests shall be considered. Free competition shall be promoted and unfair competition combated for the benefit of consumers and productivity. The safety and security of citizens and their economy should not be endangered by the free exchange of goods and services. For that reason, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy must play a prominent role in the consumer and competition policy.