Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has been funded by the European Commission (EC) to implement the EuroMed Trade and Investment Facilitation Mechanism (TIFM) project to facilitate closer economic ties between the European Union and South Mediterranean countries as well as to improve economic integration between these countries, by providing an online portal of trade related information and coordination a network of national institutions to respond to enquiries about doing business in the region.
EuroMed Trade and Investment Facilitation Mechanism project has been in development since 2014 with Turkey joining the project in 2016. The portal EuroMed Trade Helpdesk will be officially launched in 2017, but you can already visit the beta version on http://euromed.macmap.org
Economic operators including exporters, importers, investors and trade support institutions along with governments within the EuroMed region.
Governments, Trade Support Institutions (TSIs) and private sector institutions in EuroMed countries
The project will deliver an online information portal as well as coordinate a problem solving network of national institutions, responsible for responding to enquiries from economic operators, so as to facilitate trade and investment.
The portal and problem solving network will continue beyond the project duration. ITC will coordinate this in collaboration with National Technical Focal Point institutions in EuroMed countries. Particular emphasis will be on market requirements and regulations. For technical sustainability the portal will be hosted with ITC’s Market Analysis Tools, which are freely accessible public goods, available at www.intracen.org/marketanalysis
To support users of the online tool a problem solving network of focal points based in each country will be established. The network of focal points will comprise institutions nominated by partner countries and will be responsible for responding to trade related enquiries from economic operators.
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Tel: +41 22 730 0111