Trade Policy Unit

The Trade Policy Unit is responsible for the following issues:

  • preparation and coordination of EC trade policy
  • issues related to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if they do not fall under the responsibility of other Units, including agriculture, services, trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, public procurement, dispute settlement
  • other issues related to the EC’s common trade policy if they do not fall under the responsibility of other Units
  • the OECD’s Trade Committee and its Working Parties
  • provision of expert advice to and support for the Department for the Americas and Asia in trade policy issues
  • agreements on the promotion and protection of investments
  • trade and competition, trade and investments, trade and the environment, special and differential treatment of developing countries, and trade and labour standards in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • trade policy issues related to developing countries
  • the OECD in so far as the issues do not fall under the responsibility of some other Unit
  • trade policy concerning international forest and climate issues
  • provision of expert advice to and support for the Department for Africa and the Middle East in trade policy issues
  • other responsibilities of the Department unless they fall under the responsibility of some other Unit

Email

  • kpo-10@formin.fi

Fax

  • +358 9 160 555 76

Post address

Trade Policy Unit
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Merikasarminkatu 5 F
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Pasi-Heikki Vaaranmaa
Director
  • +358 295 351 700
Marja Kuosmanen
Desk Officer
EU trade policy
  • +358 295 350 110
Johanna Ala-Nikkola
Commercial Counsellor
  • +358 295 351 122
Niina Blomberg
Commercial Secretary
Specialist
  • +358 295 350 263
Kristiina Kauppinen
Commercial Secretary
  • +358 295 351 826
Ismo Kolehmainen
Desk Officer
World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • +358 295 350 379
Onni Lundin
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 927
Kimmo Sinivuori
Commercial Counsellor
  • +358 295 350 061
Teija Tenhunen
Assistant Desk Officer
trade Policy Committee
  • +358 295 350 734

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