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Doing business in Estonia

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Estonia.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Estonia
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Estonia company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Estonia
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Investment in the Baltic States: A comparative guide to investment in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Guide published by KPMG in April 2015. Chapters cover business, taxation, accounting and auditing, employment, real estate and other legal considerations.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Estonia page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG)
Non-governmental membership association covering the Baltic states. The website offers a toolbox of guidance documents.

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Organisation supporting business relations between the UK and Estonia.

Estonian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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