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About this initiative The evaluation will examine the costs and benefits of the EU’s “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreements” with Georgia and Moldova. These are part of the Association Agreement each country has with the EU. The study will assess the impact these trade agreements have had on trade and the economy, society at large, workers, human rights and the environment in each...
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Trade Helpdesk, a new EU4Business project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, was launched in late 2019. The 5 year long initiative aims to increase economic ties between the EU and the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). The project will:...
“EU4Business: Connecting Companies” is the name of an ambitious new action funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union and managed by EUROCHAMBRES . The main aim is to promote trade between the EU Member States & the 6 Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine. The “EU4Business: Connecting Companies” project is expected...
The International Trade Centre is continuing a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organized in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The fifth workshop in the series takes place in...
The International Trade Centre is holding a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organised in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The first workshop in the series took place on...
EU4Business General Assembly: looking back on a decade of achievements and forward to the challenges ahead
The third meeting of the EU4Business General Assembly took place on 28 June 2019 in Brussels, and marked the 10th anniversary of the EU4Business Initiative. During this high-level event, the EU4Business Secretariat shared the results achieved during the last decade, as well as the progress made specifically in 2018. The 2019 General Assembly provided a unique opportunity for 83 participants,...
EU4Business prepares Moldovan fashion business to trade online
Nine Moldovan companies took part in a four-day training on e-commerce on June 10-13 in Chisinau, organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) as part of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project, in partnership with the ‘ZIPhouse’ Centre of Excellence and Acceleration in Design and Technologies. The purpose of the training was to provide apparel producers with strategic knowledge on how to...
The DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility provides loans for SMEs
Five hundred and ninety loans have been issued for a total amount of €92 million in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility which is implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), and benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative. The first...
The EU is releasing new funds for SMEs in Moldova
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union are providing €10 million in new financing for Moldova-Agroindbank (MAIB) and Victoriabank, following steps by Moldova ’s key lenders to achieve transparency of ownership and to restore corporate governance. The loans worth €5 million each are provided through the EU4Business-EBRD credit line and are accompanied by...
The OECD meeting in Chisinau
Two meetings have been held in Chisinau in support of SME development in Moldova, organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. On 2 April, the working group of the project on ‘Supporting the implementation and monitoring of Moldova’s SME Development Strategy’ held its first working group meeting, followed on 4 April by an SBA Public-...