On 11 November 2022, the representatives of the EU SME Centre and Sicindustria signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue our work together and foster synergies. Following our previous successful cooperation, this renewed partnership agreement aims at furthering our cooperation on China-related actions, creating new synergies and contributing with value-added activities to the common goal of supporting SMEs interested in doing business in China.
The Centre is looking forward to deepening its cooperation with Sicindustria to support Italian SMEs in China. Stay updated on our upcoming activities on our website, newsletter, and social media to take part in our events.
Business support organisations and trade promotion organisations from Member States of the European Union and Single Market Programme-participating countries with member companies interested in the Chinese market are welcome to contact our Partnership Coordinator to obtain further information about partnerships and collaborations. The EU SME Centre offers a wide range of free services to partners and affiliated SMEs to improve their readiness to the market in China. Find out more about becoming a partner of the Centre here.
With over 70 years of activity and a key role in the economic growth of Sicily, Sicindustria is the regional branch of Confindustria, the leading business federation in Italy. Sicindustria represents the interests of over 3 000 associated companies from all sectors and offers a wide range of services to businesses of all sizes. A key player in supporting regional companies on their path to internationalisation, Sicindustria also offers as a partner of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) its internalisation services to non-member companies.
Learn more about Sicindustria at www.sicindustria.eu
About the EU SME Centre
Created in 2010, the EU SME Centre is an initiative funded by the European Union to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from EU Member States and countries participating in the Single Market Programme, getting them ready to do business in China. The Centre helps facilitate market access and provides a comprehensive range of first-line, hands-on, free services to inform, advise, train, and connect European SMEs.
The EU SME Centre is in Phase IV (July 2022 – June 2025) implemented by four consortium partners — the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Italy-China Council Foundation, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação — and two associated partners, Trade Promotion Europe and EU-China Business Association.