THE Zimbabwe-European Business Information Centre (Zim-EBIC) will be jointly inaugurated in Bulawayo this week by Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha and the head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Zimbabwe, Ambassador Philippe Van Damme.
The partnership was launched in Harare last August.
Zim-EBIC seeks to improve the capacity of existing and potential Zimbabwean exporters to the EU to establish mutually beneficial linkages with their European counterparts.
The information centre in Bulawayo will be housed within ZimTrade’s regional office and will form an integral part of the Trade Information Centre to benefit companies within the Matabeleland and Midlands regions.
The platform is expected to enhance knowledge sharing on thematic areas such as EU Market Intelligence, EU Trade Fairs, ESA-EU interim Economic Partnership Agreement (ESA-iEPA), GSP, Tariffs, NTBs, and opportunistic use of Experts from EU Member States as well as experienced Zimbabwean entrepreneur’s peer-to-peer coaching.
ZimTrade said the initiative was part of the 3 million euro European Union’s support to Trade and Private Sector Development Project.