Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 9)March 2, 2011

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Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

a non-profit organization established in 2007. The purpose of the organization is to support economic relations between Denmark and Estonia, facilitate networking and  keep the members up to date with relevant news.





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...and the Oscar goes to... In A Better World - Denmark!

The 83rd Annual Film Academy Awards were given in the end of February. The Best Foreign Language Film award was given to the Danish film director, Mrs Susanne Bier for a drama "In A Better World", which is about a destruction of idyll and the personal choice between revenge and pacifism. The official premier of the movie will be held at Coca-Cola Plaza on March 11th, where we hope Susanne can come as well. inabetterworld

Watch the trailer here.

We invite all our members and friends to take part of a contest, where you need to answer one simple question in order to receive a free of charge invite to the edition. Follow the link from here to take art of the contest.


Good luck and see you all on in the cinema!

Merli Lindberg 



The Danish-Estonian Chamber  

of Commerce is inviting

to a morning seminar:


Lacking money to make your dreams come true?

Funding your activities and plans - how? 


March 9, 08:30-10:30

Kaval-Ants Tavern

Toompuiestee 23 





Morning-coffee seminar: business funding possibilities from Norden, EAS and alternative funding possibilities presented by Connect Estonia. More information from our homepage. Registration open till March 7th at 12:00.



DECC members 19 €, non-members 27 € including breakfast; Please note that a fee of 50 € will be charged for no-shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event.


February review


The traditional Nordic reception "First 93 years - from East to North"  that took place at the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office on february 22 on the occasion of the Estonian Independence Day. Take a look at the photos on our homepage photo gallery.


A great networking event took place on February 16th where we were mingling at Swiss hotel together with the Brits, Dutch and Norwegians. An excellent evening with a raffle and a language-matching game. A great memory and extended network! Take a look at some photos of the event at our homepage's photo gallery.


Political debate between the leaders of the parliament parties and representatives of the international chambers of commerce was held on Feb 10th at Nordic Forum Hotel.


Seminar-visit to ICT Demo Centre took place on February 8 where an introduction of the ICT demo centre as well as a seminar on intellectual property rights took place.

Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce


March 3

Export seminar in Tartu, organized by the Estonian Trade Council and the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. The topic this time is "Target Market - Scandinavia". ETC consultants shall make market overviews for Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Presentations are followed by vis-a-vis meetings with consultants. Seminar will take place on March 3, 13:00-17:00, in Tartu Teaduspark. Registration open till Feb 23. More information from www.etc.ee


March 4

Deadline for the FICE survey submission. FICE - the Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia has compiled a survey to find out the international investors' opinion regarding the investment climate in Estonia. Please find the link to the survey here.


March 10

9th annual "Expatriate Tax Planning 2011 in the Baltics" seminar by our member company, Gencs Valters Law Firm in Riga, Kr Valdemara 21 (Valdemara Center), March 10 at 16:00-17:00. DECC members free of charge participation. Register at info@gencs.eu


March 17

The Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is inviting to their third annual general meeting to a joint 13th anniversary of lyefish party in the Baltic States by the Norwegian Royal Lyefish Community in Tallinn. The event will take place on March 17, at 19:00 in Radisson Blu hotell Olümpia. Price for anniversary dinner 45 €. Register with Paal Aschjem, paal@norest.ee lastest by March 5th.


Coming up:

Annual General Meeting of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Export seminar vol. 2

Football Tournament, May 28th

Summer party, June 5th


* Follow the news on the Danish Culture events in Estonia at Facebook - click here.

News from members / other organizations / media


Gencs Valters Law Firm has published this year's first newsletter on tax and legal issues on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In the issue they cover changes in the Latvian corporate income tax law and problems in VAT refund, Estonia's changes in currency, and about the increased taxes in Lithuania in 2011. Read more specifically click here.


Keep yourself posted with the news from the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Tallinn. Click here. 


Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has opened a website on Business Diplomacy. Read more on how to make business in different countries and find some useful links from here.

Recent news from Copenhagen Post:

- Maersk posts record profits. Shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk earned record profits of $5 billion after tax in 2010, the company announced today. The announcement caps what was a comeback year for Maersk. The company lost $1 billion in 2009 as global shipping volumes shrank due to the recession. Maersk credited the turnaround with improving global trade and improving efficiency.

 - Petrol price to top 12 kr. Statoil announced today that it will raise its prices by 0.09 kroner. With the increase, a litre of unleaded 95 octane petrol will cost 12.09 kroner, marking the first time petrol passes the 12 kroner mark. The price of diesel will increase by 0.04 kroner, to 10.95 kroner per litre, its highest level since July 2008. The increase comes after unrest in Libya forced global oil prices up by 10 percent compared with a week ago. Experts said the increases could continue and that a per litre price of 15 kroner was not unthinkable if unrest continues.

- After losing a legal battle last week, the self-proclaimed freetown of Christiania will now be engaged in a political fight over its very existence.
-  When all of the ingredients of a hot dog have a seal of approval as healthy foods, why can't the hot dog have one? Last week on Friday John Michael Jensen - also known as 'the healthy hotdog man' (den sunde pølsemand in Danish) - invited the public to try healthy hot dogs for just ten kroner. It was also a demonstration against the 'keyhole' system, the Agricultural Ministry's mark of approval for healthy food."It's not fair that all the ingredients in the hot dog are keyhole-marked, but I can't get the mark for the hot dogs themselves," said Jensen.


Read more from http://www.cphpost.dk/business.html

Chamber's notifications' board:  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on April 4th. In case anyone would like to suggest a topic or make a proposal to be discussed, please feel free to contact info@decc.ee and inform us about it.

Contact Info
Manager of the Chamber, Merli Lindberg, info@decc.ee Tel: +372 502 4006 Skype: merli.lindberg

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