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Belarus has recently adopted a new law “On regulatory legal acts”, which aims to provide better public consultations and introduces regulatory impact analysis (RIA) for draft legal acts. The law is in line with OECD recommendations for policy reform to improve the business climate for SMEs. More specifically, the law includes mechanisms aimed at increasing the participation of citizens and legal...
A training workshop for Ukrainian berry exporters took place in Poland last month, organised by the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative . On July 17-18, the International Trade Centre together with the Ukrainian Berries Association conducted a workshop on certification under the HACCP System (ISO 22 000) in Mragowo, Poland. The project...
Ukraine recently hosted the first training workshop on certification according to the international standard Global G.A.P. The training was organised for Ukrainian berry producers by the International Trade Centre, together with the Ukrainian Berries Association as part of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative. The two-day workshop...
From 2 to 10 August 2018, the International Trade Centre (ITC), together with the ‘Ukrlegprom’ association, conducted a training for export-oriented companies in the Ukrainian garment industry aimed at improving productivity. The event was organised in the framework of the ’Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the EU under the EU4Business initiative. Twenty specialists from ten...
Aneil Singh, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Iulia Costin Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Petru Gurgurov, Interim General Manager of ODIMM, with beneficiaries of the Business Academy for Women programme
Over a period of 18 months, more than 300 women from all over the Republic of Moldova, including including the districts on the left bank of the Nistru and the Gagauzia administrative unit, have been trained to manage their businesses, 30 mentors are now ready to support women entrepreneurs, and 10 businesses run by women benefitted from grants worth to about 120,000 lei per investment project...
Dried fruit are among the sectors supported by the project
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has officially launched the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project in Armenia. The purpose of the event was to present to the business community, institutions and government officials the main findings of its value chain analysis for selected product groups, and the roadmap of forthcoming project activities. The launch event took place in Yerevan on 4 July. In...
Hazelnuts are among the sectors supported by the project in Georgia
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has officially launched the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project in Georgia. The launch event saw a presentation to the business community, institutions and government officials the key features of the project in Georgia, including the main findings of the value chain analysis for the selected product groups and the roadmap of project activities. In Georgia,...
Bridging the Gap: EFSE impact report
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) released its Impact Report today, showcasing the fund’s accomplishments in supporting entrepreneurs as the drivers of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – the economic backbone of the fund’s target regions. EFSE aims to foster economic development and prosperity in Southeastern Europe and in the European Eastern Neighbourhood region – where it...
An ICT Cluster has been established by an EU4Business project implemented in Georgia
A strategy for the development of a Georgian ICT Cluster was discussed at a workshop recently hosted at the Tbilisi Tech Park by Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA), with the support of the EU-funded SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia project, implemented by GIZ in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The cluster has been established as part of the project’s business...
Assessing the SME framework in Armenia
A meeting of the SBA Public-Private Working Group took place in Yerevan on 11 July, to l aunch the third cycle of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) Assessment, organised by the OECD in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘ EU4Business: From Policies to Action ’. The Small Business Act for Europe is an overarching framework for EU policy on SMEs. It aims to improve the approach to...