Government report on the future boosts reform and international competitive strength of commerce sector

The Finnish Commerce Federation considers the report on the future of the commerce sector approved by the government as a welcome and necessary development as the competitive strength of the sector must be protected. The Finnish Commerce Federation is satisfied with aspects such as the emphasises of the research, development and innovation (RDI) operations that enable utilising the opportunities created by digitalisation. On the other hand, city planning and the regulation of both alcohol and pharmacies would have required bolder reforming.