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ITC Signs Agreement with the Republic of Moldova

Magazine article International Trade Forum

ITC Signs Agreement with the Republic of Moldova

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H.E. Petru Lucinschi, President of the Republic of Moldova, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to boost Moldovan exports with J. Denis Belisle, ITC's Executive Director, on 14 January 1999. The agreement was signed during an official visit of a highlevel government delegation to ITC, led by the President and including several ministers, to discuss technical cooperation in trade promotion and export development.

The MOA calls for ITC to provide technical assistance to strengthen the planned Moldovan Export Promotion Off ce, directly assist businesses in developing and promoting export products, and train Moldovan business executives on foreign trade management issues. A needs assessment and programme design mission is planned to develop a technical cooperation project for these activities. New export promotion office

Plans for the Moldovan Export Promotion Office, which is to be established shortly by the Republic of Moldova, include assistance in establishing a trade information centre; staff training on trade information management and

use of the Internet for market research; and procurement of computer hardware, software and Internet facilities.

Direct enterprise assistance will include a range of export promotion measures, as well as technical cooperation activities to improve productivitiy, quality and technology. …

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