Wednesday, April 28
Shipping is a vital competitive factor for so many companies. Getting the product from A to B on time and in perfect condition is essential for any business’ success, and in some cases the difference between life and death. YSDS focuses on what they do best – Providing companies with global seamless shipping solutions – so that their clients can focus entirely on what they do best.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hastened the move to eCommerce and, in the process, opened up new business opportunities across retail, service, digital, and many more sectors. The future is happening now, so we sat down with Juuso Paulasuo, Client Executive at Collector Bank, to talk about strategy for your business’ online presence.
A set of three laws concerning the secondary use of healthcare data is making its way through the Finnish Parliament. Surprisingly, it is not clear that Parliament will ask industry leaders for their views on the proposed laws, which could jeopardize Finland’s goal of becoming the world’s leading research ecosystem.
As the pandemic looks to continue for at least the first half of 2021, we’ve decided to go fully virtual! We chose Amcham member Niemi to support our transition out of the physical office space, and we asked Mikko Loikkanen, Head of International Services, about trends and operating challenges during the pandemic and beyond.
Now that Joe Biden is U.S. President-elect, we anticipate that some of the existing business-immigration roadblocks may dissolve. Practically speaking, however, implementation of more favorable rules will take time. In addition, lockdowns and limited resources due to a new wave of Covid-19 will continue to cause immigration delays, at least for the time being.
EU companies need to monitor and be prepared to address actions taken by the Trump administration on trade with China, Iran, and Russia in the near-term. While a Biden administration is unlikely to remove restrictions in the short-term, expect to see more cooperation on trade concerns with allies in Europe.
It is anticipated that President-elect Biden will immediately implement executive orders undermining President Trump’s policies related to immigration, climate change and management of Covid-19. It is also expected that the Biden-Kamala team will dedicate substantially more attention to data privacy which is significant to international data transfers, particularly in light of the July 2020 Schrems II decision invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield due to US surveillance concerns.
Deb Mangone recently became Pfizer Finland’s new Country Manager. She arrived from New York City, and we interviewed her to learn what motivated her decision to come here. How does she perceive Finland’s strengths and weaknesses as a business environment and home?