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Profile of registrant

Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners

Identification number in the register: 56039441735-48
Registration date: 22/05/09 09:19:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 28/04/14 11:01:04
The date of the last annual update was 28/04/14 11:01:04

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
Acronym: MTK
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Antti Sahi
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Juha Ruippo
Position: Director for International and EU Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Simonkatu 
P.O. box: PL 510
Helsinki 00101
Telephone number: (+35820) 4131
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Office of Finnish Agriculture and Cooperatives
Rue de Trèves 61
B-1040 Bruxelles

+32 2 285 48 10

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: MTK is an independent association. It represents Finnish farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs, the members of MTK. MTK´s task is to improve the economical and social wellbeing of its members and the sustainable and economical use of the resources in Finnish rural areas.

MTK represents it´s members towards Finnish government, ministries, industries and other stakeholders and internationally towards EU institutions and other international bodies.

MTK has an office in Brussels together with the central union of Swedish-speaking agricultural producers in Finland SLC and The Pellervo Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives and Finnish dairy, meat and egg cooperatives. Brussels office gathers information from different sources, analyses it and communicates towards the organisations in Finland. Brussels office also takes actively part in the work of the European farmers and agri-cooperatives organisation Copa-Cogeca. It also organises programmes for the visitors representing Finnish farmers and their cooperatives.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jonas Laxåback 09/09/14 05/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- non

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

MTK is a member of European farmers´ umbrella organisation Copa.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The estimate of cost is based on the costs of an office in Brussels. This office has a number of tasks other than direct lobbying, including gathering of information, making analysis and reports, participating in European organizations and networks. The cost of direct lobbying activity is estimated to be one third of the total costs of the representative office. The cost is shared with SLC and Pellervo.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.