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Close market in growth: minister Pia Olsen Dyhr travels to Estonia

14.05.2013  14:51
Danish Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr travels on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 to Tallinn in Estonia for a two-day visit to promote commercial cooperation between Denmark and the Baltic country.

The Estonian and the Baltic market is growing and has exciting potential for Danish companies. In 2011, Denmark increased exports of goods to Estonia by approximately 10 per cent and in 2012 it rose by almost 25 per cent.

The focus of the visit to Tallinn is export promotion, green solutions and shipping. Pia Olsen Dyhr meets with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Minister for Economy Juhan Parts to discuss trade policy issues.

Pia Olsen Dyhr comments: "In a situation where we expect low growth rates in the other European countries it is really interesting that Estonia and the other Baltic countries stand out and offer growth at a local market. As we also have close and good relations here, where the markets are not significantly different from ours, it would be obvious and relatively smooth process for Danish exporters - especially small and medium-sized companies - to look into these markets. "

During the visit, Pia Olsen Dyhr will also be the keynote speaker at the conference "Nordic Open" where SMEs from Estonia and the Nordic countries participate.
In addition the minister will attend the opening of Neitsitorn in Tallinn's Old Town next to the Danish King's Garden, that will be renovated this summer thanks to the contribution from  Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Foundation along with AP Møller Mærsk Foundation.