Publicat pe 08/10/2020

Bucharest, October 6th, 2020: The President of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, received, on October 6th, the visit of H.E. Mr. Stefan Tomašević, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Romania, in order to identify solutions to increase the volume of trade between the two states, in the new context caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this meeting, requested by the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to Romania, the topics on the working agenda regarded the situation of the Romanian business environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, measures to restart the economy and analyze the state of economic cooperation between Romania and Serbia.

“I commend Serbia’s position on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region, given that this project is of particular importance for the development of international trade by water. It is very important to have a common project of the riparian states to be presented at the level of the European Union institutions. Also, both Serbia and Romania can benefit from an increase and development of tourism in this area “, said the President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban.

“Currently, the volume of trade between the two states is good but there is great growth potential. It is necessary to promote bilateral access to products. In this regard, it becomes a priority to amend the agreement on the crossing point of the Romanian-Serbian state border Lunga – Nakovo, which would contribute to the development of bilateral trade, as well as the implementation of the project on the Timisoara-Belgrade highway” said H.E. Mr. Stefan Tomašević, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Romania.

 

Background

According to the information provided by ONRC, in 2019, the value of trade between Romania and the Republic of Serbia amounts to 1.69 billion Euros. The total number of companies in the Republic of Serbia active in Romania in September 2020 was 655, with a total value of the subscribed share capital of almost 12.44 million Euros.