FSEA Advocating for small businesses at the Moldova Structural Reform Program

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On January 30th was officially launched Moldova Structural Reform Program (MSRP) initiated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The aim of the program is to improve the business and trade enabling environment by supporting moldovan Government institutions and private sector in the implementation of EU Association Agreement, Trade Facilitation Agreement. The key result of the interventions will …

FSEA new Board of Directors

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On November 30th at the General Assembly, FSEA members elected two new members. The new Board of Directors beeing composed by five members in total. Following that, on January 17th, the Board elected the members for the new positions. FSEA’s new Board composition is the following:David Smith – President, Mihai Bologan – FSEA Vice President of Membership, Ana Ganenco – …

Highlights of the FSEA General Assembly

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On November 30th, FSEA members held the General Assembly session. The purpose of this assembly was to update the members on the activities undergone in 2016 and 2017 FSEA President reiterated the successful activity of the Association since its foundation in March 2016.  He underlined the progress that the association has made in all areas of activity, aimed to support …

FSEA supports small beer producers

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On September 21st the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova voted the Law nr. 185 that do amendments to the Law 1100 “Manufacture and circulation of alcohol and alcohol production” According to this new law beer producers should comply with the conditions of producing the same as alcohol producers. This is a real threat to the small brewing industry in …

FSEA at the meeting with International Financial Corporation regarding customs valuation

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On November 7th FSEA participated at the meeting with Brian O`Shea expert from the International Financial Corporation, World Bank World Bank Moldova. and David Smith, expert from USAID Moldova. The event is attended by representatives of business associations, traders and national experts in the field and it was aimed to get the feedback from business representatives about customs procedures practices …

FSEA at the business lunch with Cecilia Malmström, the European Union Commissioner for Trade

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On 6th of November 2017, EBA Moldova organized a working lunch with Cecilia Malmström, the European Union Commissioner for Trade, in the context of her visit in Moldova regarding the trade policy and the deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) – part of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Moldova. The participants to the event was representatives …

Labour Market Development – new working group in the Economic Council

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On November 2nd The Prime Minsiter’s Economic Council launched the 6th working group “Labor Market Development”. Each year the business environment faces the problem that the demand of the labour force does not correspond to the offer. In this context the aim of the group is to attack this problem and identify solutions that will help to harmonize the moldovan …

FSEA members in dialogue with US Ambassador James D. Pettit

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On October 27th FSEA organized a Business Breakfast with the US Ambassador James D.Pettit and FSEA members. Liliana Busuioc, FSEA Executive Director, presented FSEA mission, activity and future goals. FSEA President, David Smith, underlined the key issues that small business faces in Moldova. The issues mentioned included the necessity of reforms in the financial-banking sector, judicial reform, customs valuation and …