LEF Network to China: Creation of export support co-operation network to China in Latvia-Estonia-Finland cross-border region

Woodworking sector is competitive export sector in CB region. Common problem is that woodworking sector mainly exports to China raw materials - 60% of all export to China in sector. Common challenge is to develop wood interior design industry product export to China by developing joint corporation network and activities. Under wood interior design industry are: wood building materials, furniture, wooden doors and windows, wooden houses – all wood products with added value. Despite strength of sector, SMEs have difficulties to entrance in China. Since China is one of the most rapidly arising economic countries with significant resources in developing their wood interior design, knowledge transfer, market research, visiting and participating with booth in expo, contact matchmaking, trade mission have a first-class opportunity to create new fields of export from LEF to China. 

Partners from Latvia, Estonia and Finland have contacts both with China and industry companies and have experience in export organization, which will ensure quality of activities. SMEs will have opportunity to be involved directly in main project activities in China; achieving real sales will be available for SMEs. Joint corporation in creating support network to China will give results: practical and concrete. Practical are trainings, market research - with long term impact. Concrete – 5 companies from each country in 3 export activities in China will be developing real exports through contact matchmaking events, expo visits, expo participation with booth and trade mission. Main beneficiaries of project will be SMEs themselves - wood interior design entrepreneurs.

Contact person in ECCI:
Liisi Kirschenberg
liisi[at]koda.ee

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