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The Estonian business environment enables you to focus on growing your business instead of dealing with red tape.
3 h to start a company
Signing up new business in electronic Business Register takes minutes and in a few hours the company is up and running.
1st tax competitiveness
Estonian tax code holds the 1st place in the OECD Tax Competitiveness Index.
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We’re used to getting things done quickly. Our legislation is transparent and supportive of business. We have the most competitive and investment-friendly taxation system in Europe. Our national debt is also the lowest in Europe.

And our most valuable asset is our people. We are smart and hard-working. We don’t speak much, but we achieve a great deal. We think before doing and keep our promises. We also speak a large number of languages.

e-Residency

Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency, a transnational digital identity that allows digital signatures and the creation and operation of location-independent businesses online. Since 2014, people from 137 different countries have applied for e-residency.

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Bright future

Estonians are the most optimistic nation in the EU when it comes to expectations concerning the economy bequeathed to future generations. Only 4% of Estonians believe their children will be worse off than themselves, compared to the EU average of 18%.

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Low unemployment

In 2016, the unemployment rate was 6.8% and the employment rate 65.6%. The labour force participation rate increased by 1% compared to the same period in 2015 and the number of inactive working-age people is on a downtrend.

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Hard workers

The employment rate in Estonia is high, especially among women. 72.6% of Estonian women aged 20-64 work (the EU average is 64.3%) 80.5% of Estonian men work, versus an EU average of 75.9%.

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