Romania – San Marino: economic possibilities for cooperation
Publicat pe 19/01/2018
Bucharest, January 18th, 2018: The President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban, received Thursday, January 18th, the working visit of H.E. Mr. Nicola Renzi, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of San Marino, at CCIR Business Center. During the meeting discussions took place about possible projects and development opportunities of the bilateral relations.
Mr. Nicola Renzi presented the main projects on the authorities’ of San Marino agenda which target the economic development and the negotiation of the Association Agreement with the EU. Also, he underlined the importance of a partner such as CCIR, which supports the business environment and is preoccupied by the legislative aspects that can come to its benefit. The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of San Marino said that in the next period the San Marino Chamber of Commerce will finish its new structure and mission in order to become a real support for the companies interested of entering external markets.
Mr. Mihai Daraban ensured the Minister of CCIR’s entire availability and highlighted the opportunity of signing a Cooperation Agreement with the San Marino Chamber of Commerce which should be focused especially on business information and know-how exchange between the two organizations. During the discussions, the President of CCIR recalled Romania’s main economic sectors and the advantages our country has to offer to foreign investors and also the strategic importance of Constanta Port and the Danube transportation corridor.
On June 30th 2017, the total volume of commercial exchange recorded 16, 96 million euro (dropping 18,49% compared to the same period last year), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exports recorded 10,61 million euro and the imports reached 6,35 million euro. The main goods exported to San Marino are plastics, tires, clothing, products of cast iron, iron or steel, aluminum, wood, glass and glass articles, food products, especially vegetables. The negotiations to close an association agreement with the EU started on March 2015 and are under way.