In 2013 Russia and Greece celebrate special date - 185 years ago the countries established diplomatic relations. In 2009 the new model of the Greek economy was accepted: openness and an initiative of the companies. The model of loans is changed to model of development and an exit to foreign markets.
“Go International” is an initiative implemented by Eurobank in cooperation with the three main export associations of Greece: the Panhellenic Exporters Association (PSE), the Greek International Business Association (SEVE) and Exporters Association of Crete (EAC). It operates under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of “Go International” is become the most powerful platform for creating business tie in Central and Southeastern Europe and for the emergence and development of multilateral trade potentials for participating companies, either through the expansion of already existing networks or by preparing their entry in the field of international competition.
The first business meeting within the “Go International” program took place in Cyprus in February, 2011. Over 240 companies attended, of which: 90 Greek companies, 151 companies from Cyprus & Mediterranean region. Regarding the target markets of “Go International” in Cyprus, Greek exports have increased considerably in total for 2011, and in specific markets achieved an increase of as much as 401,5%. Similar business mission was carried out also in October, 2011 in Serbia, Belgrad, in June, 2012 – in Bucharest.
New business meeting within the “Go International” program took place in Moscow, 27th & 28th of May 2013. The aim of this initiative was identification of prospects of business cooperation in Russia and support of bilateral trade. Over 380 companies attended, of which: 80 Greek companies, 300 companies from Russia.
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The share of the Greek export in the Russian market makes is 440 million €. . It is expected that after carrying out a forum by 2014 this indicator will increase to 1 billion €. . Russian market is won by such Greek products, as olive oil, strawberry, a pickles.
The “AVS-Logistic” company is the only Yekaterinburg company which has participated in a forum. “AVS-Logistic” cooperates with the enterprises of the Greek International Business Association (SEVE). In the cooperation sphere “AVS-Logistic” assists in delivery of goods to the Russian market, customs registration and certification of goods according to the Russian standards. On our web-site we advertise goods of the checked suppliers and acquaint potential Russian buyers with production of the foreign companies.