Originally published by Vision Finland

Finland’s Foreign Trade and Development Minister Ville Tavio Discusses Thailand’s Progress Towards Sustainable Development and Free Trade Agreement with EU and Finland

As Finland and Thailand celebrate 70 years of diplomatic cooperation, Minister Ville Tavio assesses the two countries’ economic relationship and how Finnish companies can benefit from Thailand’s growing interest in strengthening trade relations, especially in the field of Circular Economy.

In an interview with the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) and Vision Finland (VF), Minister Tavio noted that more than 50 Finnish companies operate in Thailand, and 150 through local representatives. Moreover, interest towards Thailand is growing, as evidenced by the recent export promotion trip to Thailand, which included around 20 business representatives from the circular economy field, including Waste to Energy, Biomass to Value and EV Battery Recycling. He also opened a Finnish Salo Tech Thailand solar panel factory in Rayong.

Minister Tavio with the President of TFCC, Antti Aromäki

“The anniversary year is an opportunity to open doors for Finnish companies to present their expertise directly to the most prominent Thai decision-makers,” said Minister Tavio.

Read the full interview on Vision Finland’s website: Interview with Finland’s Minister Ville Tavio on Thailand’s Sustainable Development and Free Trade Negotiations with the EU: What Do Finnish Companies Stand to Gain? (visionfinland.com)