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More and more Finnish tourists are bringing their alcohol back from Estonia by car

The trend of carrying alcohol from Estonia is facing a downturn among Finns. However, those still partaking in the trend are carrying more alcohol than before. To control these 'booze trips', Finnish alcohol legislation should be reformed as soon as possible. All in all, the consumption of Finnish tourists in Estonia seems to remain unchanged. However, the international competition of e-commerce appears to be challenging Estonia as well, especially regarding shopping for clothes and footwear.

Changes to the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector taking effect on 1 February 2017

The new Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector, which takes effect in February, will introduce several changes. The ability to make local agreements has been added to the collective agreement. In addition, new provisions have been incorporated into the agreement on shop stewards with the aim of supporting and promoting a culture of local agreements in the commercial sector.

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A digital consumer is eager to buy online – even from abroad

Even though the Finnish consumer usually carries out their online shopping in online shops that are available in Finnish, country borders are not considered an obstacle. More than 40% of transactions by Finnish online consumers go to foreign online shops. Taxation policy can also be used to influence the competitive prerequisites of Finnish commerce.