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DITA DANIELA DRONE, Business Broker, UNDP Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme - Existing Cooperation Initiatives in the Black Sea Basin

DITA DANIELA DRONE, Business Broker, UNDP Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme - Existing Cooperation Initiatives in the Black Sea Basin

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  • 1. Existing Cooperation Initiatives in the Black Sea Basin & Building Sustainability 1/23
  • 2. 2/23
  • 3. What is BSTIP UNDP: The Implementer Governments of Greece and Turkey: Primary Donors BSEC and BSEC BC: Supporting Partners, Sponsors Beneficiaries:  Enterprises  Business Support Organizations  Government Ministries and Agencies across BSEC Countries 3/23
  • 4. Programme Methodology Untapped Black Sea Intra Regional Trade and Investment potential Identification of Black Sea Intra-Regional Trade and Investment potentialPartnership with Black Translating the potential into Identification of constraintsSea National/Regional Black Sea Regional Trade and hampering intra-Black Sea Business Support Investment promotion events Trade & Investment Institutions Black Sea Partnership with Black Intra-regional Sea Sub-regional trade & investment organizations to address links generated constraints 4/23
  • 5. USD 96 BILLIONTHE INTRA-REGIONAL BUSINESS POTENTIAL IN THE BLACK SEA REGION 5/23
  • 6. THIS IS A PRIVATE SECTOR DRIVEN PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS 6/23
  • 7. UNDP BSTIP programme componentsINTRA-REGIONAL INTRA-REGIONAL GREEN ENERGY CAPACITY INVESTMENT TRADE & CLIMATE BUILDING PROMOTION PROMOTION CHANGE SUPPORTING THE REGIONAL COOPERATION PROCESS IN THE BLACK SEA 7/23
  • 8. Sectors Maintained1. Packaging2. Agriculture3. Business Services4. Tourism and Related Services5. Construction materials6. ICT Services7. Logistic Services +8. Wine9. Climate Change and Green Energy10. “Nexus” Business Brokerage 8/23
  • 9. Current activities B2B forums continued in ICT, tourism and logistics sectors „Practical Application‟ of investment promotion trainings and investment days Trainings with business associations in specific areas of knowledge Business Brokerage Programme Nexus 9/23
  • 10. Current Activities Agro-Logistics November 23, 2012 Istanbul Congress Center In the framework of the Southeast Europe Business Forum Format: Pre-scheduled B2B meetings Aim: To find new clients, have face-to-face meetings, discuss business opportunities, transfer know-how and network. 10/23
  • 11. Current Activities Agro-Logistics Targeted to:  technology providers,  logistics providers,  equipment manufacturers,  agricultural manufacturers,  exporters/importers,  processing companies,  freight-forwarding companies,  ports,  certifying bodiesTrade Facilitation 11/23
  • 12. Current Activities Agro-Logistics Objectives:  Improvement of market access & management capability for agriculture-food trade and agro- logistics supply chain.  Reduction of trade transaction cost and increasing speed & predictability by simplifying trade transaction procedures 12/23
  • 13. Current Activities Nexus Business Brokerage Nexus = Program which capitalizes on experience accumulated from 5 years of BSTIP activities, the obtained knowledge and resources. Eligible countries and sectors: all BSTIP countries and business sectors Aim: The aim is to support the business entities from the region to overcome the internal barriers that hinder their development and compatibility. 13/23
  • 14. Current Activities Nexus Business BrokerageNexus Offers One Stop Business Services: Special online database-matrix Networking events One-to-one business support Information on access to finance opportunities.  Information of regional activities  Consulting services 14/23
  • 15. Future of BSTIP Be sufficiently flexible to adapt to new opportunities and market demands Assist enterprises and associations to understand the value of international trade and sustainable business  Stimulate actual transactions  Provide services other than events 15/23
  • 16. Wider Europe: Aid for Trade Regions in focus: Western CIS: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine; South Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia; Central Asia 16/23
  • 17. Current interventions in ARM, GEO MDA, UKR Armenia Georgia Moldova UkraineCapacity development on Facilitation of trade & Identification of capacity Capacity development for trade related issues investment promotion development needs SMEsStrengthening capacities of Promotion of trade services Strengthening capacities Capacity development for TMIC (tourism) through training/seminars local authorities Enhancing capacities of Promotion of trade in Promotion of new Trade analysis local SME’s agriculture technologies in the sector Development of Advisory support to Transfer of best practices at professional skills in the Government on trade policy a regional level labour force development Provision of business Participation to development services fairs/exhibitions abroad 17/23
  • 18. UNDP Trade Promotion ProgramsAlbania: 1. Enhancing regional Trade and attracting new investment to Albania;Armenia: 1. Support to SME Development 2. Regional project - Aid for TradeAzerbaijan: No such projects in portfolio.Bulgaria: UNDP office closed as of 2012 18/23
  • 19. UNDP Trade Promotion ProgramsGeorgia: 1. Regional project - Aid for Trade 2. Batumi Business Incubator (BBI) established. 3. Trade Promotion Centre (TPC) establishedGreece: no UNDP country office presentMoldova: Regional project - Aid for Trade;Romania: Establishment and Development of Business Incubators 19/23
  • 20. UNDP Trade Promotion ProgramsRussia: No such projects in portfolio.Serbia: No such projects in portfolio.Turkey:Ukraine: Regional project - Aid for Trade 20/23
  • 21. BSTIP and Aid for TradeSimilarities  Focused on trade  Active in 4 of the same countries  Provide technical assistanceCooperation opportunities  Offer shared events for both beneficiaries  Offer ‘off-the-shelf’ AfT activities to our beneficiaries  Co-funded joint activities 21/23
  • 22. Thank you! 22/23
  • 23. Investment Climate for BSEC Characteristics of EconomiesDiverse characteristics in the region: Three countries (RUS, TUR and GRC) account for 4/5 of BSEC economic output Smaller states are more outward orientated than larger countries AZE, GRC, ROM, RUS & TUR account for over 80% of inward foreign investment stock; Notably large FDI outward stock from RUS 23/23