This video is about Access to Finance. “Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent over 99% of businesses in the EU so it is crucial to support their growth and innovation. However, one of the most important issues facing SMEs is their difficulty accessing finance. The European Commission works to improve the financing environment for small businesses in Europe.”
Duration: 17 m
This video is about EU Aid for trade, policy and figures. The EU's Aid-for-Trade Strategy was adopted in October 2007 in response to the WTO-led AfT Initiative, to help developing countries better integrate into the international trading system and take greater advantage of the poverty-reducing benefits of economic openness and enhanced trade efficiency.
Duration: 8 mm
Trade Facilitation is part of the EU's wider Aid for Trade agenda. The Aid for Trade Initiative was agreed among WTO Members in 2005 and the EU developed its Aid for Trade Strategy in 2007. This was followed in 2013 by the concluding of negotiations on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement(link is external) (WTO TFA).