On 21 May 2021, the EU SME Centre (the Centre), EUROCHAMBRES and our official partner, the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE), organised an online training session focused on Cross Border E-Commerce (CBEC) and the role of pilot zones in the flow of imported goods into the country.
The session was opened with a welcome speech by Ms. Jelena Dumičić, Independent Advisor in the CCE’s Internationalization Division of the International Affairs Sector. She was followed by the Centre’s partnership coordinator, who presented the Centre’s main services and shared information about upcoming events.
The EU SME Centre was honored to have Rafael Jimenez – China Trade Expert at Enterprise Estonia and former EU SME Centre’s staff member – as the key expert of this 2-hour workshop which gathered around 60 SME participants from Europe and China.
Rafael emphasized the importance of CBEC as a key driver of China’s Covid economy and explained the opportunities that this selling mode brings to European SMEs. In regards to the CBEC pilot zones, he stressed the main differences between the 21 existing zones while remarked their role as a testing field to observe which kind of activities companies are interested in carrying out.
The training was closed with a Q&A session where participants had the chance to submit queries and exchange with Rafa.
If you are a business support organisation in the EU or the COSME-participating countries and have affiliated companies interested in the Chinese market, please contact our Partnership Coordinator to obtain further information about partnerships and collaborations. The EU SME Centre offers a wide range of complimentary services to partners and affiliated SMEs to improve their readiness to the market.