The European Union is funding a package of support for 75 Moldovan companies, to help them understand more about how they can benefit from tariff-free imports from the Republic of Moldova, and gain greater access to the EU marketplace. The deadline for companies to apply is 14 December.
The package will be delivered through a technical assistance project (Support to the Quality Infrastructure Framework within a DCFTA Context in the Republic of Moldova), which is funded by the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.
Which companies can benefit from this?
The support will be offered to companies that are already exporting to the EU but want to learn more about how they can build on their success through a better understanding of the regulations, and companies who are thinking about exporting but may not know how to make a start, and think that regulations may be too complicated for them to overcome. In essence, any company which is aiming to become more competitive through expanding its activities into the European marketplace.
The support package is about providing as much information to each company as that company needs, in order to benefit from the opening up of the European marketplace. Different companies will have different needs because they have had different levels of experience, therefore a team of national and international experts will work with each company (in-house training) and agree an individually tailored programme.
Time frame for selection and implementation
The 75 companies need to be selected before the end of January 2019. Then contact will be established with each company during February and early March 2019. The full implementation of the package will take place over a 12-month period, starting in March 2019.
How to apply
A company can apply by filling in a simple questionnaire. This is available and downloadable on the following websites:
Applications must be submitted and received before 16.00 on 14 December 2018 in writing to the following address:
Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Piața Marii Adunări Naționale, 1, Chișinău, MD-2033, office No. 220. (Attention Ms M.Ceresau)
Any questions and requests for clarifications should be sent, not later than 20 November 2018, by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The applications will be reviewed by a senior-ranking committee of experts during December, and all companies will be informed if their application has been successful by the end of January 2019.