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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.

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Commerce has picked up – tax wedge strains services

After several years of negative growth, commerce is now seeing a gentle upturn, which is expected to continue moderately over the next few years. However, the development of commerce and consumer services is hampered by the large double tax wedge, which considerably increases the price of services and erodes purchasing power. To ensure continued positive development in the sector, efforts to reduce the tax wedge must continue in the latter part of the present Government’s term of office.