This White Paper, produced by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, with the support of the EU4Business FORBIZ project, follows the BRDO’s public consultations on issues of market access restrictions. In March 2017, the BRDO published a Green Paper on market access restrictions, and public consultations were held with key stakeholders.

Ukrainian farmer Andriy Soroka is investing to modernise his farm, building new premises and raising wages, thanks to a local currency loan from Kredobank, made available through the EU4Business SME Finance Facility, implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund, with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW.

What loans can Ukrainian businesses obtain to develop and enter international markets? Representatives of three Ukrainian banks – KredoBank, Ukrgasbank and ProCredit Bank – speak about local currency loans offered for small and medium-sized enterprises, provided by Ukrainian banks in partnership with European financial institutions – the EBRD, EIB and KfW.

This factsheet presents the EU's efforts in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Republic of Moldova. It focuses on tangible results of EU's support streamlined through its EU4Business Initiative. The factsheet is available in English, Romanian and Russian.