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Finland – Macedonia Business Seminar, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 …

Finland – Macedonia Business Seminar, Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Business Seminar was organized on the occasion of the visit to Finland of H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister, President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. Presentation by Hristijan Delev

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  • 1. June 2012
  • 2. Invest Macedonia • Mission: - to win new investment projects into Macedonia and support the expansion of the existing base of overseas companies in the country. To deliver value to investors by using our broad knowledge of the Macedonian business environment and market segments, country-wide connections and a broad network of partners. • Vision: - to become the best and most professional IPA in Europe and to contribute a significant percentage of Macedonia’s FDI inflows. To be recognized not as a government organization but as a pro business service provider • 4 Main functions: 1. Country promotion 2. Investor Servicing 3. Aftercare 4. Export promotion
  • 3. Promotion of Macedonia One of the core activities of Invest Macedonia is to widely promote the business climate of the country, its political, monetary and macroeconomic stability by: • Media campaign (global TV-networks and newspapers) • Specialized editions and brochures • Network of economic promoters (direct marketing) • Business forums, fairs and road shows
  • 4. Our Services – Investment Process • Business opportunity analysis • Identification of supplier base • Identification of project-specific location factors • Cost analysis Evaluation • Site pre-selection & Strategy • Organization of meetings with state and local authorities • Organization of meetings with legal advisors and financial partners • Site visit organization • Final site decision support Decision & • Incentives negotiations and establishment of formalities Investment • Support with relevant tax and legal issues • Coordination and support of negotiations with other state and local authorities Aftercare • Support with your future expansion or reinvestment needs
  • 5. Our Services – Export Promotion 4 main sectors identified with greatest export potential Metal and Precise machinery industry inc. automotive components ICT Textile industry Agribusiness/Food industry Main activities include: include: • Support and assistance for attendance on international fairs • Organization of B2B events • Organization of trade missions • Country and market analysis • Creation of data bases of Macedonian companies from different industries goal: INCREASING THE VALUE OF EXPORTS
  • 6. Economic promoters • 26 economic promoters in 22 countries • Europe: Sweden, Italy, UK, Germany, France, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania • Asia: China, Japan, India, Qatar, Kazakhstan • Americas: USA, Canada, Argentina
  • 7. INVESTMENTOPPORTUNITIES
  • 8. Investment OpportunitiesTarget Sectors Machine and Automotive components ICT Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals Agribusiness and Food Processing Energy sector Mineral Resources Textile Tourism
  • 9. Investment OpportunitiesMachine and Automotive Components Industry • Existing engineering and manufacturing tradition • Legacy of skills available to new investors • Component production started in the 1960’s to supply Zastava, Serbia • Companies primarily supply the aftermarket • Johnson Controls, Johnson Matthey, Kemet, Teknohose, SMR, (Free Economic Zones) Kromberg & Schubert, Hi-Tech to supply OEM’s • Markets are Europe, Russia, Turkey, Africa • Most companies have ISO 9001 / TS 16949 quality certification
  • 10. Investment OpportunitiesAgribusiness and Food Processing Industry • Agribusiness is one of the fastest growing sectors with more than 10% increase over the past three years • More than 400.000 people make whole or part of their income from agriculture activities • Sector comprises 16% of national GDP • 18.4% increase of exports in 2010 • Excellent supply • 297 agricultural enterprises • 192,378 family owned agricultural holdings • EU Standards applied
  • 11. Investment OpportunitiesAgribusiness and Food Processing Industry Wine Production • Winegrowing and wine production accounts for ~20% of total agricultural GDP • More than 80 existing wineries – Total capacity: 2,338,476hl – Production: 100,000,000l • Domestic cellars purchased 115,542,000kg wine grapes in 2010 • Domestic consumption of ~15l per inhabitant • Major export markets: Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, USA, Russia, China
  • 12. Investment OpportunitiesTextile sector • Esteemed reputation of Macedonian textile producers on the European Union market • High flexibility and readiness to adapt to the demands of foreign markets • Exceptional relation between product quality and costs • Modern equipment • 1-2 days distance to European Union markets • Foreign investment welcomed in the ready- made clothing and knit production industries
  • 13. Investment OpportunitiesHealthcare Sector, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals • Existing pharmaceutical industry exports to over 30 countries worldwide • Strong educational system, with an abundance of medical and pharmacy graduates • Supportive regulatory environment • Licensing arrangements in place with many of world’s leading pharmaceutical companies • Availability of serviced industrial sites • Manufacturing tradition
  • 14. Investment OpportunitiesICT Sector • Best telecommunication networks in the region – the system is 100% digital • Leading multinational hardware and software suppliers (Microsoft, HP, IBM) have local sales and support services in Macedonia • 100,000 PCs for every school child; free internet sessions provided by the government • IT skills shortage in Western economies and growing demand for outsourcing services – Macedonia can be your solution! • Availability of well-educated staff at competitive costs • Quality assurance and standardization procedure intitialized
  • 15. Investment OpportunitiesMineral Resources • Wide range of mineral resources – Metals: Iron, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver Ferronickel, Ferrosilicon, – Non-metalic resources: Marble, Granite, Onyx, Gypsum, Limestone, Quartz, Silica, Marl, Bentonite, Feldspar, Clay • 7.4% sector growth in 2011 • 18.5% of Macedonian industrial output • Sector employs 6% of total employees in Macedonia • Strong mining tradition
  • 16. Investment OpportunitiesTourismSummer Destinations• Numerous tectonic, glacial and man- made lakes, 50 in total• Large Ohrid, Dojran and Prespa lakes• Wartersports, archeological, wine, eco and rural tourism• In 2011, increase in foreign tourists from EU of 38%Winter Destinations• Over 45 mountain peaks over 2.000m• Around 70% of the territory is mountainous, many locations have more than 100 days of snow• Opportunities for development and enhancements of hotels and resorts on many locations
  • 17. TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONES (TIDZs)
  • 18. Investment OpportunitiesFree Zones Free Zone Rankovce Area Size: 40 ha; Corridor 8 Free Zones Skopje 1 & 2 Area Size: 145 + 95 ha; E-75 Highway; Next to the Int’l Airport Free Zone Tetovo Area Size: 95 ha; Free Zone Stip Distance from Skopje - 35 km Area Size: 208 ha; The largest Free Zone; Excellent logistic support Free Zone Radovis Area Size: 10 ha; Main Road M6 Free Zone Strumica Area Size: 23 ha; Free Zone Kicevo Area Size: 30 ha Free Zone Gevgelija Area Size: 50 ha; 85 km from the port ofFree Zone Struga ThessalonikiArea Size: 30 ha;Next to the Int’l Airport; Free Zone Prilep170 km from Durres port Area Size: 68 ha; Between Prilep and Bitola (4th and 2nd largest city)
  • 19. Investment OpportunitiesTechnological Industrial Development Zones - TIDZs Fiscal Benefits TAX RATES CUSTOMS DUTY TAX PRODUCT TIDZs Outside TIDZs TIDZs Outside TIDZs Corporate tax 0% 10% for the first 10 years Raw materials 0% Up to 15% Personal income tax 0% 10% for the first 10 years Equipment 0% 5% - 20% Value added tax 0% 18% Property tax 0.1% - 0.2% 0.1% - 0.2% Excise taxes 0% 5% - 62% • Connection to utilities • Subsidy of up to €500,000 towards building costs • Green Customs Channel available at border for rapid export from Zone to EU countries • Land in a TIDZ in Macedonia is available under long-term lease for a period of up to 99 years
  • 20. TIDZ “Skopje 1” 1” • €55mn investment • $40mn automotive components plant; • over 500 employees • 150 employees initially – increasing to 500; • catalyst production • Integrated circuits JOHNSON MATTHEY JOHNSON CONTROLS KEMET SIGNING OF THE AGREEMENT TEKNOHOSE PRODIS GROUP SAMVARDHANA MOTHERSON GROUP ANNOUNCING BEGINNING OF ANNOUNCING BEGINNING OF ANNOUNCED BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION WORK IN TIDZ “SKOPJE 1” 1” CONSTRUCTION WORK IN TIDZ “SKOPJE 1” 1” WORK IN TIDZ “SKOPJE 1” 1”
  • 21. Thank You AGENCY FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS AND EXPORT PROMOTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA Nikola Vapcarov 7 1000 Skopje Republic of Macedonia Tel.: + 389 2 3100 111 3100 Fax: + 389 2 3122 098 e-mail: fdi@investinmacedonia.com web: www.investinmacedonia.com
  • 22. International Office Sweden Katerina Orovchanec Head of International Office - Sweden Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia Riddargatan 35 , 114 57 Stockholm Kingdom of Sweden T: + 46 8 661 18 30 F: + 46 8 661 03 25 M:+ 46 73 326 2968 E-mail: katerina.orovcanec@investinmacedonia.com sweden@investinmacedonia.com

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