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Minister announces export-friendly plan

Δημοσίευση 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:04 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Minister announces export-friendly plan
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Less than 1/5 of the large export businesses are engaged in exporting activity that exceeds 50 pct of their turnover, Regional Development and Competitiveness Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis stressed on Wednesday.

Less than 1/5 of the large export businesses are engaged in exporting activity that exceeds 50 pct of their turnover, Regional Development and Competitiveness Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis stressed on Wednesday.

He underlined that “we barely utilise the rise recorded in world trade considering that exports correspond to just 8.7 pct of the GDP whereas in Spain are higher than 16 pct, while in Portugal and Holland are over 20 pct and 50 pct respectively.”

The extroversion plan includes the adoption of a national brand and the reorganization of agencies such as, the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board (HEPO) and the Export Credit Insurance Organization (ECIO) to acquire new roles and cooperate with the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Invest in Greece to guarantee an overall improvement of Greece’s image abroad, Chryssohoidis stated.

A common logo and system of products will be created within this framework while all government ministries and commercial attaches will be in continuous cooperation and coordination under the umbrella of the regional development and competitiveness ministry. In addition, the exporters associations and chambers will also contribute to the improvement of exporting activities.