Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) 2006 - Opportunities, Trade Relation and Evolution of Macedonian Economic Diplomacy

Krum Efremov
Abstract:
Main activity in the foreign trade policy of the Republic of Macedonia during the past 10 years was the integration of the country on the Central European Free Trade Agreement – (CEFTA). The reason for this is the expectation that the membership of the Republic of Macedonia in CEFTA will significantly contribute to the continual efforts for strengthening the regional trade cooperation, further liberalisation of foreign trade exchange, and continuation of activities for harmonisation of trade rules with international standards. Additionally, CEFTA 2006 provides a much more comprehensive framework for development of mutual relations and economic cooperation among the countries of South Easte Europe. We will explain the concept of development of economic diplomacy in the Republic of Macedonia as a tool for supporting Macedonian economy. The purpose of these activities is to present the Republic of Macedonia as an attractive destination for foreign investments through the promotion of business advantages, and giving incentive to Macedonian export, as well as through strengthening of the country’s position as a attractive touristic destination.

Keywords:
CEFTA; economic diplomacy; opportunities for cooperation; export market; trade volume

Full text available in PDF: Academicus-MMXV-12-180-189.pdf

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.medra.org/10.7336/academicus.2015.12.12

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