Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
The project helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access new markets with a focus on the EU, helping SMEs identify and comply with quality and standards to meet international requirements, linking them with buyers along the value chain, and providing cluster support.
Two main sectors have been retained for possible support in Azerbaijan: agro-processed food (processed fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, wine and hazelnuts) and light manufacturing (carpets, silk scarfs, handicrafts, other). Support is directed to helping companies access the EU market through targeted capacity-building, advisory services and market access activities. Given the limited opportunities for Azerbaijani producers in EU market, the project may also consider the EaP market for promotion activities.