April 6, 2022

GREEN LANES CONCEPT KEEPS EXTENDING: Electronic exchange of pre-arrival information is extended from the essential goods to all goods that require phytosanitary, veterinary and food inspections

Communications between customs administrations and different agencies involved in clearance of goods in the region has been upgraded. The customs, phytosanitary, veterinary and food inspections

March 17, 2022

Green Lanes Initiative might soon become reality at the crossing points between the CEFTA Parties and EU

Representatives of the Customs Administrations of Greece, North Macedonia and Serbia met today to review potential of SEED, system crucial for implementing Green Lanes Presevo-Tabanovce,

December 16, 2021

CEFTA – 15 years making trade happen

Skopje, 16 December 2021- As a central event of the CEFTA week, conference “CEFTA – 15 years making trade happen” has gathered in Skopje over 100 participants and some 200 online participants from 7 CEFTA parties to mark the achievements of 2021 Chairmanship of North Macedonia.

December 13, 2021

Official start of the CEFTA WEEK 2021

Today in Skopje, starts CEFTA Week 2021. The annual event serves as an opportunity to summarize results and achievements from the yearlong CEFTA Chairmanship which during 2021

December 2, 2021

SEED enhanced trade facilitation, SEED+ will additionally increase efficiency and simplify procedures

Systematic Exchange of Electronic Data (SEED) has been implementing since 2010 and has enhanced management of BCPs/CCPs in the Western Balkans. Upgraded SEED+ will additionally

September 10, 2021

Call for innovative policy proposals: CEFTA – regional trade area and beyond

In light of 15 years of the CEFTA agreement, CEFTA and European Policy Centre (CEP) are launching a competition for policy papers on the theme “CEFTA

July 9, 2021

BEST PAPER COMPETITION – “International Trade in Southeastern Europe: Obstacles and Opportunities for CEFTA and the Common Regional Market”

Since the signing of the CEFTA agreement in 2006, the Free Trade Area has played an important role in promoting international trade in South Eastern

July 5, 2021

CEFTA takes part in Western Balkans Summit in Berlin

Berlin/Brussels, July 5th 2021 – Mr. Emir Djikic, Director of the CEFTA Secretariat presented and elaborated key deliverables that the CEFTA Parties achieved in the light

June 10, 2021

Tirana Summit 2021

TIRANA, ALBANIA 10 June 2021 – Leaders from the Western Balkans, EU Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi and the representatives of the regional organisations gathered today in

May 6, 2021

Traders carrying essential goods to benefit of prioritized passage throughout the Western Balkans

A year after launching the initiative, the Green Corridors/Lanes has been extended to all intra CEFTA BCPs/CCPs. This means that traders carrying essential goods will

May 5, 2021

Regional trade agenda: briefing with the ambassadors

Today in Brussels, Mr. Emir Djikic, Director of the CEFTA Secretariat, met with the Macedonian Minister of Economy, Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi, CEFTA Chair in Office

April 15, 2021

The first year of the green corridors/green lanes implementation

cDespite the COVID-19 pandemic, medical supplies, food and animal feed travelled across the region more easily, reassuring businesses that the trade flows will remain uninterrupted.

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