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The EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have teamed up to offer emergency support and recommendations for Ukraine’s tourism industry, which has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis, supported by the EU4Business initiative, looked at implications for the sector, which employs around 1 million people and contributes to around 9% of GDP in Ukraine . The...
Over 50 Ukrainian berry companies presented their products at the American world-renowned trade fair United Fresh LIVE! as part of “Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative”. For the first time in its history, the fair was held on a virtual online platform. Ukrainian entrepreneurs formed the International Trade Centre projects' joint delegation and presented Ukraine at the...
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-...
OECD is inviting you to register for three peer review sessions in zoom webinar format in the coming weeks. The webinars will focus on country-specific priorities in the wake of Covid-19 economic shocks. MOLDOVA: 17 June Deeper integration with foreign markets and development of supply-chain linkages offer a way out of the Covid-19 crisis for a small open economy like Moldova. The OECD Eurasia...
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...
The moratorium on inspections is a broad concept used by both government officials and the media. In Ukraine, there are at least two major categories of inspections that people usually haven’t been told much about. The first category subject to the moratorium during the quarantine is the so-called state supervision (control) of economic activities. It is identified by spheres of control and NOT...
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...
Armenia About 14,000 economic entities (93.3% of the potential beneficiaries) with 2 to 50 employees received a total of about 2.2 billion AMD (about US$ 4.5 million) as the result of the measure aimed at mitigating the economic circumstances of Covid-19, according to the State Revenue Committee. Read More 70.3 billion AMD (about US$ 145 million) was distributed through 17 actions of the...