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 increase the SME’s in number and in value.

FSEA Executive Director Liliana Busuioc was one of the speaker at the opening ceremony. On behalf of FSEA members she presented small businesses challenges and constraints by sharing a story of FSEA member from beer industry. activity by demonstrating how vulnerable small businesses are to any reforms and changes when they are not aware of them. Taking into consideration that some components of the program are directly targeting SME’s and will have an impact on them FSEA welcomed MSRP and expressed its interest to cooperate actively in achieving program’s objectives. We hope that through the activities of encouraging private public dialogue, building the capacities of business associations, support to SME’s to understand the opportunities and their rights will ensure an efficient dialogue that will generate expected changes.

Under the four year term with a budget of $11,2 million MRSP will support Moldova to adopt structural and business enabling reforms, improve strategic communication between public and private actors and realize its commitments under the Association Agreement, which encompasses the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement as well as new Trade facilitation Agreement with the World Trade Organization.

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