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On 28th of October at the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce was held an event- B2B meetings between Macedonian and Serbian companies at which participated more than 20 companies in the textile and leather industry.

The event was organized by the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export promotion of the Republic of Macedonia in cooperation with economic promoter in Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia and Serbia.

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With its export orientation, the Macedonian textile industry has an important role in addressing the urgent problem of the Macedonian economy - unemployment.

The textiles, clothing and footwear is one of the most important export sectors of our country, with

- Total exports of EUR 400 million and share in industrial exports 25%

- Participation in the Macedonian GDP by 15%

- Participation in the total industrial employment of 28%;

Currently, Macedonia and Serbia are flexible manufacturers of clothing and textiles. Local companies develop production program aimed at specific market threads of international markets where demand is characterized by a preference for small batches clothing with a complex design. At the same time, Macedonian and Serbian companies are directed more towards the middle and high price segment of the European textile market. One of the main advantages that will continue to be exploited is the ability for rapid delivery of small batches to the European market.

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Long term goal of the Macedonian and Serbian companies should be a strategic partnership to textile companies for joint participation in international markets, mutually product development and brand and sales in Macedonian and Serbian finished products to the neighboring market - fashion clothing brands with a higher percentage value added.

On 27th of October  at the Macedonian Embassy in Paris, was held an event-tasting of Macedonian wines, organized by Invest Macedonia (by its representative Igor Nikolov).

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The event was attended by representatives from domestic wineries: Tikves , Bovin, Popov, Stobi, Skovin and about 120 representatives of the diplomatic corps, businessmen from France and representatives from associations and clubs oenologists from France.

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The President of the International Organization of Vine and wines Mr.Jean-Marie AURAND, noted that Macedonia wines have good quality with opportunities for better positioning on the French market.

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in cooperation with the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia, represented by Gjorji Jovanovski, economic promoter in Hamburg, from 4-6 February, 2015, attended the fair Fruit Logistica in Berlin – Germany. Most Macedonian producers and buyers of fresh fruits and vegetables had the opportunity to promote their products, and also promote Macedonia as a country with high quality tasty food.

The fair 'FRUITLOGISTICA' in  Berlin is the leading international trade fair for fresh fruit and vegetables and each year nearly 2,600 exhibitors from 78 countries worldwide, including global leaders in the industry for fresh produce, participate, It is a place for understanding the latest trends and developments in the production and trade of fresh fruits and vegetables.

28 Jan 2014 - 30 Jan 2014

Invest Macedonia together with the Textile Trade Association - Macedonia and supported by SIPPO (Swiss Import Promotion Programme) and USAID- IDEAS Project, are organizing a B2B event, which will be held from 28-30 January in Copenhagen, Denmark, just before the start of one of the biggest trade fairs for fashion - Danish Fashion Fair CIFF 2014.