New EU-funded Eastern Partnership Trade Helpdesk launched

A new tool to support trade and investment between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries launched on 15 December. The Eastern Partnership Trade Helpdesk will assist companies to identify new opportunities, potential partners and check necessary requirements and procedures.

Launch of the Africa IP SME Helpdesk to support EU businesses in intellectual property matters

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk is a first-line IP assistance service for European SMEs that operate or intend to access the African market and look to improve their global competitiveness.

Consultation on the New Legislative Framework

Does your business produce goods that are sold in other EU markets?  Do you regularly have to deal with formalities such as CE marking and conformity assessment? In that case, you will already be dealing with procedures under the New Legislative Framework (NLF) – which sets out principles/overall rules for product legislation/conformity assessment in the EU. It also clarifies the use of CE marking and creates a toolbox of measures for use in product legislation.  Decision No 768/2008/EC and Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 together are called the NLF. The European Commission is currently evaluating this legislation and would therefore be very pleased to hear your views, experiences and suggestions.

Business opportunities in Spain and in Nigeria

Enterprise Europe Network partners in Spain and in Nigeria draw attention on business opportunities from clients looking for partners. Have a look on their profile and business offers: Spain Spanish SME specialized in Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology wants to enter new markets with their developer-oriented device based on LED light modulation, through licence/ distribution […]

EU and WTO members strike major deal to simplify trade in services

A group of 67 World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including the EU, have today concluded negotiations on a landmark agreement to cut red tape in services trade. The so-called Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation will simplify unnecessarily complicated regulations and ease procedural hurdles faced by SMEs in particular. This agreement will help reduce the costs of global services trade by more than USD 150 billion every year.

Enquête over de invoering van duurzame technologieën en oplossingen door KMO

Onder leiding van DG Onderzoek en Innovatie (DG RTD) wordt een nieuw kmo-panel gelanceerd over de invoering van duurzame technologieën en oplossingen door kmo’s voor de routekaart voor industriële technologieën.

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