The Export Promotion Program will be analyzed, rethought and adapted to the new conditions, said Virgil Popescu, Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, according to a statement sent to energynomics.ro.
Thus, Virgil Popescu states that the Export Promotion Program was carried out in the first months of the year according to the schedule agreed with the members of the Export Council.
Given that the coronavirus pandemic affected most of the world’s states and, implicitly, their economic activity, restrictions and limitations were imposed globally, including in terms of movement of persons and goods, as well as restrictions on the organization of events – the main object of the Export Promotion Program, meaning the participation abroad of Romanian companies in fairs, exhibitions and economic missions.
“Events, fairs and exhibitions were canceled due to the pandemic. There is no question that we do not support this Program, which is still important for the Ministry. I assure you that, during the state of emergency, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment will act actively and applied, adjusting the legislative procedures to the needs of the business environment and to the current development possibilities. Under these conditions, after Romania’s exit from the state of emergency, the Export Promotion Program will be analyzed, rethought and adapted with relevant solutions to the new conditions, while respecting the measures adopted by the partner countries in carrying out this program. Also, during this period, the MEEMA team analyzes all variants of legal work post-crisis SARS-CoV-2, so that the export promotion of the Romanian companies is adapted to the post-pandemic economic realities,” said Virgil Popescu.