EU Launches "One Stop Shop" Service to Facilitate Green Line Trade in Cyprus
The European Commission has announced the opening of the new "EU One Stop Shop," designed to provide information and technical assistance to businesses and individuals currently engaged or seeking to engage in trade across the Green Line in Cyprus.
The service, located in Nicosia, Cyprus, aims to offer guidance on Green Line trade procedures for both Cypriot Greek and Cypriot Turkish producers and traders, along with information on EU standards and requirements for introducing Cypriot Turkish products to the EU market.
The One Stop Shop will employ experts proficient in Greek, Turkish, and English, offering a trilingual website. Additionally, networking events will be organized for producers and traders. Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, emphasized the promotion of Green Line trade as a key priority for the Commission in Cyprus. She stated that fostering cross-line trade can contribute to building trust and understanding between the two communities, providing significant economic opportunities for businesses on both sides.
The "One Stop Shop" is financed under the EU Assistance Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, aiming to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus. Since 2006, the EU has allocated 688 million Euros to this assistance program. For inquiries related to the new service, individuals can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.