Transport and connectivity, essential elements in the development of business for the BSEC Member States
Publicat pe 27/11/2020
Bucharest, November 27th, 2020: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) participated today, November 27th, in the 42nd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the member states of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) ), an event organized, in videoconference format, by the Presidency-in-Office of Romania at the BSEC.
This meeting was attended by Mr. CCIR. Lazăr Comănescu, advisor to the CCIR president, Mr. Mihai Daraban. “During this year, the CCIR organized two important events, with the aim of better informing and supporting entrepreneurs in the BSEC countries, in their attempts to modernize and streamline their activities and, finally, to increase the capacity of economic operators opportunities to access foreign markets. Thus, the seminar “Increasing the performance of companies in the wider Black Sea region”, as well as the online conference dedicated to the opportunities of the circular economy for SMEs in the Black Sea region, focused on identifying viable solutions for entrepreneurs in this area to develop and expand long-term business”.
At the same time, the importance of transport and connectivity for the development of economic partnerships in the area was underlined: “CCIR launched an initiative, in autumn 2020, in order to capitalize on maritime transport through the Suez Canal of ships carrying goods with Certificate of Origin in the extended region of the Black Sea. The aim is to set preferential prices for cargo ships from BSEC Member States transiting the Suez Canal, as well as to make the Black Sea region and its ports a more attractive destination for shipping companies”
Today’s event concludes the series of online meetings organized by the Presidency-in-Office of Romania at BSEC, being preceded by the meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials of BSEC, held on November 26, 2020, attended by Mr. Eduard Costin, Director of the External Relations Department of the CCIR, who briefly presented the achievements of the Presidency-in-Office of the CCIR at the BSEC Business Council. On this occasion, Mr. Director briefed on the organization of the 62nd meeting of the Board of Directors of the BSEC Business Council, in digital format, in which CCIR will hand over the presidency of the BSEC Business Council to the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry .
The Business Council of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC Board) was established on August 30, 1992 and became operational on May 1st, 1993. At the end of March 1995, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, through its President, was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania as a representative of the Romanian business community in this Council, taking part in its activity.
The member states of the Business Council are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.