Over 97% of all businesses in the Republic of Moldova are SMEs. They are responsible for over 50% of all jobs and generate more than 30% of the country’s income. However, they find it hard to get finance and enter new markets. The Moldovan government has simplified legislation and administration to help SMEs prosper. EU4business programmes complement these efforts by improving access to finance, helping SMEs move into foreign markets and providing training to build up business skills. Specific technical help is available to Moldovan SMEs to make sure they can make the most of the country’s free trade agreement with the EU.



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EBRD and EU unlock fresh funding for SMEs in Moldova
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Moldova are to benefit from greater access to finance as the EBRD and the European Union unlock fresh funding. The EBRD is providing an additional €5 million loan to Mobiasbanca-OTP Group for on-lending...
Armenia Armenia gets one-year customs tax break within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. Lower rates than the single EEU customs tariffs shall be applied in Armenia for more than 600 items of goods imported.

Success stories

Coming from Sipka, a village on the left bank of Dniester River, Natalia Porhun came back from a trip to Italy impressed by the descendants of a family that has owned its own business for several generations. Returning home, she decided to change her life completely, giving up on her 14-year career in telecoms to become owner of a honey-making business. Her personal aspirations had never had much...
With OECD support provided under the EU4Business initiative, Moldovan food producers will increase their capacity to work with international supermarket chains and access global markets. The food processing sector plays a key role in Moldova ’s economy, accounting for more than a third of production and a quarter of employment in the manufacturing sector. It also enjoys an expanding and nearby...
EBRD and EU help Moldova's Ponti diversify its sales strategy
Harnessing the full power of online textiles during coronavirus pandemic It is always the smallest things that make the biggest difference. The right colour of socks can create a winning outfit, a fluffy cushion can add cosiness to a couch and elegant napkins can turn a simple dinner table into a sophisticated setting. This philosophy has been the driving force behind Ponti’s three successful...