Publicat pe 14/05/2018

Bucharest, May 14th, 2018: President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, received the visit of a delegation made of members of the Chambers of Deputies of the United Mexican States. The delegation was led by Mr. Victor Giorgana, Chairman of the Mexican Parliament’s Foreign Relations Commission.

Mr. Mihai Daraban reiterated the willingness of the CCIR to strengthen the trade relations between the two countries, the institution activating simultaneously both internally, as an interface between the business environment and the state institutions, as well as internationally, as a promoter of the Romanian companies in their effort to internationalize its activity.

“The CCIR encourages Romanian companies to access non-EU markets in order to increase and diversify exports, which are currently mostly on the European Union market. Also, CCIR is constantly promoting the development of domestic brands to generate the highest added value for export “, said the president of CCIR.

Mr. Victor Giorgana mentioned that Romania is a market of great interest to Mexico, given that bilateral trade relations between Mexico and the EU benefit from a series of stable regulations under the Economic Partnership, Political Harmonization and Cooperation Agreement.

“Mexico is in the process of identifying new international markets with which to strengthen trade and economic relations, in contrast with its economic dependence on North American states”, said Mr. Victor Giorgana.

Background

According to the information provided by ONRC, on May 2017, a total of 28 Mexican companies are active in Romania, with a total subscribed capital of 57,560 RON. At the level of 2017, the total value of trade between Romania and Mexico amounted to 185.5 million Euros

Trade is governed by the Economic, Political Harmonization and Cooperation Agreement between Mexico and the European Union, which entered into force on 1 July 2000.