Sustainable Trade Unit

Sustainable Trade Unit is responsible for

  • Trade and the environment/climate, including circular economy, energy and raw materials in trade agreements; the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM); the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform; the WTO’s work on trade and environmental sustainability, including the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE)
  • Trade and labour standards, responsible business conduct, including anti-corruption work and gender equality in trade agreements
  • Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)
  • Trade and development questions and multilateral organisations responsible for them: UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Trade Centre (ITC), Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme, Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UN Global Compact, WTO Committee on Trade and Development and technical assistance
  • General coordination relating to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and national coordination of OECD matters
  • G7 and G20 countries, World Economic Forum (WEF), UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Analysis and research related to trade policy
  • Regional responsibility for Africa and the Middle East and Latin America

Email

  • kpo-30@formin.fi

Personnel

Kent Wilska
Director
  • +358 295 351 522
Mari Carlson
Commercial Secretary
  • +358 295 351 860
Lauri Kangasniemi
Commercial Secretary
  • +358 295 535 0262
Eeva Lahti
  • +358 295 350 372
Mika Vehnämäki
Commercial Counsellor
  • +358 295 350 984

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.