Entrepreneurs in Moldova learn about the new Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and EFTA countries
More than 70 people, including entrepreneurs and export managers, take part in training sessions on the new Free Trade Agreement between Moldova and EFTA Countries. Sessions are organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with OPTIM Project, supported by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by Helvetas.
The cycle of applicative-practical seminars, entitled “New Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and EFTA countries, the potential for cooperation between countries”, has raised a high interest among entrepreneurs in Moldova, especially those who wish to learn more about export and expand their business to EFTA countries (Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Liechtenstein).
During these trainings, participants learn about the advantages of the new Free Trade Agreement, the conditions for accessing the respective markets, and the legal aspects of export formalities.
Natalia CALENIC, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova: “The agreement with EFTA countries will provide free access for industrial products and considerably improved access for domestic agricultural products. These information sessions, organized with the support of the OPTIM Project, come to support entrepreneurs in their efforts to promote local products on the international market. The CCI of the Republic of Moldova will continue to provide the necessary assistance to increase the competitiveness of Moldovan exporters.”
Ana ȚÎBULEAC, Deputy Director, OPTIM Project: "The signing of the Free Trade Agreement places Moldova on the international economic map, but also brings challenges, requirements, and investments. OPTIM project will continue to support the efforts of local companies to access international markets. These information sessions are a first step in understanding the dynamics of trade relations, which will help local producers expand, improve their business, and contribute to the economic development of the country.”
The 3 seminars (21, 22, and 24 November) were attended by more than 70 interested persons, including entrepreneurs, businessmen, and managers of companies that already have export experience and plan to expand their businesses to EFTA markets.
The seminars are carried out with the support of Switzerland and Helvetas, through the OPTIM Project.
The cooperation of the Chamber Institution with OPTIM began in 2018, and over the years, with the support of the project, the CCI has developed electronic services, the platforms www.client.chamber.md, www.virtual.fairs.md, carried out the analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the business environment, promoted domestic products at regional exhibitions.