Although the trade agreement does not cover all required specifications, it does provide extensive clarity when compared to other FTAs.
Over 20 Maltese companies met international counterparts during pre-set meetings, which brought together start-ups and established enterprises to explore business ventures, partner in international projects, discover new ideas and exchange knowledge and experiences.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can apply for financing under a €20 million grant scheme to help EU companies to make better use of intellectual property rights.
As part of the EU Industry Days 2021, the Malta Chamber is co-organising a virtual B2B event on 'Digital Transformation of the Blue Economy' hosted by the University of Split (Croatia).
The Malta Chamber, the Malta Council for Science and Technology, the Malta Chamber of Scientists and Malta Enterprise have teamed up to organise a webinar about funding opportunities on research, development and innovation.
This event will help reignite business activity locally and internationally in a meaningful and sustainable way.
The EU recognises the importance of cross-border business and internationalisation, and to this effect has created the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), considered to be one of the best-positioned networks to help SMEs take operations to a higher level. The local consortium comprises Malta Enterprise, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the Malta Business Bureau and the Malta Council for Science and Technology. Each organisation pooled resources and expertise to create a consolidate service to the local business community. The consortium forms part of the international network made up of over 600 support business organisations in all regions of the EU and also present in other key global markets beyond European peripheries. Through the network, local SMEs are now increasingly connected, having access to information ranging from internationalisation opportunities of their business, lobbying on EU policy, bidding for international tenders and having the facilitated means to get expert advise on what they need.