Finland to intensify cooperation with Canada; promising opportunities in forestry and bioeconomy for Finnish companies

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio will lead a trade mission to the province of Nova Scotia in Canada and visit the country’s capital, Ottawa, on 5–8 February.

Ville Tavio

Finnish forestry and bioeconomy companies will accompany Minister Tavio to Nova Scotia to meet the province’s leaders and explore opportunities for cooperation with local companies. In Ottawa, Minister Tavio will meet Mary Ng, the Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development.

“Nova Scotia is a fertile market for Finnish companies. The region’s forestry and bioeconomy need to be intensified and the clean energy transition supported. Finnish companies can offer solutions for sustainable and efficient forest management, including digital applications, education, forest machinery, state-of-the-art sawmilling systems and efficient utilisation of forest industry side-streams,” says Minister Tavio. 

In Ottawa, Minister Tavio and Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development Mary Ng will discuss enhancing bilateral commercial and economic cooperation between Finland and Canada and topical global trade and economic policy issues. Minister Tavio will also meet Canada’s Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal in Ottawa.


  • Janna Rantanen, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, tel. +358 295 351 054
  • Anni Salmia, Desk Officer for Canada, tel. +358 295 350 686
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