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The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Trade Helpdesk, a new EU4Business project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, was launched in late 2019. The 5 year long initiative aims to increase economic ties between the EU and the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). The project will:...
“EU4Business: Connecting Companies” is the name of an ambitious new action funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union and managed by EUROCHAMBRES . The main aim is to promote trade between the EU Member States & the 6 Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine. The “EU4Business: Connecting Companies” project is expected...
The International Trade Centre is continuing a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organized in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The fifth workshop in the series takes place in...
The International Trade Centre is holding a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organised in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The first workshop in the series took place on...
On December 5, 2019 in the framework of the Eastern Partnership. Ready to Trade. EU4Business Initiative, project funded by the European Union, a round table discussion on “Value Chain Analysis. Textile and Sewing sector of the Republic of Belarus” was held in Minsk, Belarus. The event was organized by the International Trade Center (ITC) in cooperation with the Belarusian Fund for Financial...
Small businesses in Ukraine will benefit from new financing opportunities of up to €120 million (equivalent) in local currency under a financing programme organised by the EU , the EBRD and its partner banks. New local currency facilities will provide the equivalent of almost €70 million, and grant funding of under the EU4Business initiative. Three local banks have already signed up to the...
In October-December 2019, on the initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European SME Week will take place in Ukraine for the second time. A series of events will be held in 16 cities across Ukraine where small and medium-sized enterprises will learn how to enter international markets, find financial resources, strengthen entrepreneurial skills and how to improve...
Amber Capital EU-Armenia SME Fund to promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia through equity investments The EBRD, with the support of the European Union, provides commitments of up to €16 million million The fund will provide financing to strengthen the competitiveness of Armenian SMEs The European Union (EU) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and...
New tool to help boost agricultural lending in Azerbaijan AzALES allows better risk assessment and faster processing of loan applications Innovation to support agricultural producers with access to finance Banks in Azerbaijan are expected to increase their capacity to lend to local farmers and agricultural firms thanks to a new, innovative tool to evaluate loans in the sector. The Azerbaijan...
EU4Business General Assembly: looking back on a decade of achievements and forward to the challenges ahead
The third meeting of the EU4Business General Assembly took place on 28 June 2019 in Brussels, and marked the 10th anniversary of the EU4Business Initiative. During this high-level event, the EU4Business Secretariat shared the results achieved during the last decade, as well as the progress made specifically in 2018. The 2019 General Assembly provided a unique opportunity for 83 participants,...