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European Union’s EU4Business Initiative Helps Armenian Fashion Industry Overcome COVID-19 Challenges
Since the Soviet times Armenia was noted for its textile industry. Armenia's second largest city - Gyumri, home to a big textile factory - had a whole district called "Textile". These days, fashion, with its major potential, is becoming a force of its own along with the textile industry. The EU-funded Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade EU4Business initiative supports the development and exports...
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. https://bit.ly/2CgClbe Another nationwide lockdown may be imposed if Armenian hospitals are no longer able to cope with the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister...
Armenia VTB bank joins the governmental 3 rd assistance action programme aimed at mitigating the liquidity risk of SMEs to offset consequences of coronavirus pandemic jointly with the Ministry of Economy and the Investment Support Center. It enables small businesses to claim loans at 0% rate in the first 2 years, and 12% for the rest of the maturity period (the effective annual interest rate is 1...
Armenia 820 SMEs have already received assistance from the Armenian government through its 3 rd action. Ministry of Economy suggests applying for preferential loans up to a maximum of 50mln AMD (more than US$ 104,500) by June 30, 2020. https://bit.ly/3i4QJnI 50,094 jobs restored in Armenia after coronavirus-related strict restrictions were lifted in May . Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of...
Fresh food producers from Africa and Eastern Europe take part in innovative virtual trade fair
ITC supported dozens of companies to participate in 2020’s entirely virtual United Fresh LIVE! trade fair Dozens of fresh produce companies trading in everything from avocados to hazelnuts from Africa and Eastern Europe have participated in a unique online edition of a leading fruit and vegetable trade fair. ITC experts assisted the companies in navigating the novel format of United Fresh LIVE!...
Armenia Armenia is unlikely to have 2020 tourism season, Armenian Tourism Association states. “Keeping the positions for 3 months, the tourism sector gives up by cutting the staff”, reads the statement raising the issue of Armenia’s land border with Georgia staying closed. Read More Face masks in Yerevan available from self-service machines. A joint effort of “Tavish textiles”, Tavish region-...
Yerevan, June 9, 2020 – The European Union, through its EU4Business “Innovative Tourism for Armenia” project implemented by German Development Cooperation GIZ announces the EU4Business Innovative Tourism Action Grants in Times of Covid-19 Scheme for Armenia’s tourism industry for doing business in these times. Support provided through EU4Business Innovative Tourism Action Grants aims to increase...
Armenia 8,923 beneficiaries received a total of 1.7 billion AMD (more than US$ 3.5 million) from the Armenian government within the 18th measure aiming to pay every fifth employee’s salary to those employers and companies that have saved their jobs and payroll amount during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More 19th measure to neutralize Covid-19 economic consequences in Armenia is to assist the...
In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, the resilience of small and medium enterprises has been put to the ultimate test. The EU4Business team perfectly understand that SMEs face challenges to keep their business afloat. Entrepreneurs find it difficult to regularly adapt to newly-emerging regulations and market requirements, maintain the workforce, seek investments and continue operations...
Armenia The state of emergency in Armenia is extended for 30 days till June 13, while financial and economic activities can be undertaken under specific conditions. Read More A total of 84.4 billion AMD (about US$ 175 million) have been distributed by the government as of May 16, 2020 to 48,400 legal entities and more than 1 million individuals. With the 3rd measure dedicated to SMEs, the...