Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
The project helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access new markets with a focus on the EU, helping SMEs identify and comply with quality and standards to meet international requirements, linking them with buyers along the value chain, and providing cluster support.
In Armenia, the project primarily supports the agro-processing sector, focusing on processed fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and vegetables, and herbs/teas, assisting exporting and export-ready SMEs along the whole value chain, helping them in producing value added goods in accordance with international and EU market requirements, and linking with EU markets. The support will be directed to helping companies access the EU market, through targeted capacity-building, advisory services and market access activities. The project will also have lighter interventions in the apparel and IT sectors, and there is also some targeted assistance to BSOs.