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About the Finnish Trade Register

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) controls the Finnish Trade Register. Details of companies are entered in the Trade Register on the basis of notifications, applications and communications received by the PRH.

The Trade Register is a register for public use. Anyone is entitled to obtain information about the entries made in the register. This principle of open access also applies to all notifications and enclosures filed with the Trade Register.

Registering your company at the Trade Register has an effect of publicity and a constitutive effect. Read more about the effects of registration.

The basic task of the Trade Register is to support society’s activities by providing information about companies. Read more about the Trade Register’s information services.

What personal details are filed?

The following personal details are filed with the Finnish Trade Register:

  • Full name
  • Personal identity code
  • Citizenship
  • Municipality of residence

Read more about personal details in the Trade Register.

Trade Register’s Advisory Service in notification and registration matters

The PRH has several advisory services to help you with matters relating to Trade Register notifications and registration. Read more about the Trade Register's Advisory Service.

Business Information System and Business ID

The PRH and the Finnish Tax Administration control the Finnish Business Information System at The PRH and the Tax Administration give the company a Business ID once the notification is entered in the system at Read more about the Business Information System and Business ID.

Printable version Latest update 12.10.2022