There is freedom of enterprise in Finland – however, in order to operate in certain sectors permits or licences are required. This is to ensure the safety of the society, the environment and the consumers. In other fields, a notification about the business operations must be made to the authorities, even if no actual permit is required. Permits and licences are granted by, among others: municipal and city authorities, regional government agencies and ministries.
Before starting a business, it is always important to check whether a specific permit, license or notification is required – and what else is needed in order to operate in your particular sector. In some cases, you need to obtain permission from several different authorities: for example, to run a restaurant you need a hygiene passport, an alcohol passport and a license to dispense alcohol. You also need to notify the health inspector, rescue services and construction supervision.
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Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy
Business Development Centre Ltd. Helsinki Region North
Puuvalonaukio 2D, 2. krs, 04200 Kerava
050 341 3210