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New application session in the EU Gateway program: Romanian Interior Design companies can apply for an economic mission in Japan

Date: 10/23/2013
Source: Deloitte
The EU Gateway program, launched in July 2008, invites you to apply to a new economic mission taking place during March 24-28, 2014. This is dedicated to companies operating in interior design which are willing to enter the Japanese market. The application deadline is October 25, 2013.

“The increased interest of Europe in the Asian culture and traditions has led to the development of strong trade relationships between the two continents over time” said Ioana Vădan, Consultant within Deloitte Consultanta, and coordinator of this stage of the program. “Thus, active Romanian companies interested in furniture manufacturing and interior design were able to create new opportunities through this project. Romania is a continuously developing market, and its companies must have a high level of creativity in order to combine modern with traditional style”, she added.

The EU Gateway Program is initiated by The European Commission and aims to help the EU companies enter specific hi-tech and design sectors. Deloitte practices in the EU and Japan offer support and coaching to the companies from application stage until the end of the business mission. The program organizes yearly cycles of Business Missions until 2014.

The application process has two stages:
1. First, companies need to fill in a form expressing interest, their eligibility thus being evaluated by Deloitte professionals.
2. If they comply with the program’s criteria, they go to the second phase, filling in an application form.

The entire process takes place online, on www.eu-gateway.eu, with no financial effort from the applicant. Interested companies benefit from Deloitte assistance during the whole application process, as well as for the stages following the acceptance into the program.

Companies eligible for this program must be based in the European Union and exist on the market for at least five years. Selection criteria also include being fully or majority-owned by European Union capital, and having sufficient turnover and employees so as to guarantee the market entry in Japan. Companies must also have a proven track record in international business cooperation, and also a “solid” business strategy for entering the Asian market. In addition, their key decision-makers must be fluent English speakers.

Information on the new EU Gateway Program can be found on the campaign website: www.eu-gateway.eu or send an email to ivadan@deloitteCE.com or jkedziora@deloittece.com. Program operators in the Member States are available to provide companies with more detailed information about the program and the individual EU Gateway sector events.




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Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/ro/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's approximately 200,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

© 2013 Deloitte Romania

Deloitte announces new application session
in the EU Gateway program
Romanian Interior Design companies can apply
for an economic mission in Japan


Bucharest, Romania – October 23, 2013 – The EU Gateway program, launched in July 2008, invites you to apply to a new economic mission taking place during March 24-28, 2014. This is dedicated to companies operating in interior design which are willing to enter the Japanese market. The application deadline is October 25, 2013.

“The increased interest of Europe in the Asian culture and traditions has led to the development of strong trade relationships between the two continents over time” said Ioana Vădan, Consultant within Deloitte Consultanta, and coordinator of this stage of the program. “Thus, active Romanian companies interested in furniture manufacturing and interior design were able to create new opportunities through this project. Romania is a continuously developing market, and its companies must have a high level of creativity in order to combine modern with traditional style”, she added.

The EU Gateway Program is initiated by The European Commission and aims to help the EU companies enter specific hi-tech and design sectors. Deloitte practices in the EU and Japan offer support and coaching to the companies from application stage until the end of the business mission. The program organizes yearly cycles of Business Missions until 2014.

The application process has two stages:
1. First, companies need to fill in a form expressing interest, their eligibility thus being evaluated by Deloitte professionals.
2. If they comply with the program’s criteria, they go to the second phase, filling in an application form.

The entire process takes place online, on www.eu-gateway.eu, with no financial effort from the applicant. Interested companies benefit from Deloitte assistance during the whole application process, as well as for the stages following the acceptance into the program.

Companies eligible for this program must be based in the European Union and exist on the market for at least five years. Selection criteria also include being fully or majority-owned by European Union capital, and having sufficient turnover and employees so as to guarantee the market entry in Japan. Companies must also have a proven track record in international business cooperation, and also a “solid” business strategy for entering the Asian market. In addition, their key decision-makers must be fluent English speakers.

Information on the new EU Gateway Program can be found on the campaign website: www.eu-gateway.eu or send an email to ivadan@deloitteCE.com or jkedziora@deloittece.com. Program operators in the Member States are available to provide companies with more detailed information about the program and the individual EU Gateway sector events.




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Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/ro/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's approximately 200,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

© 2013 Deloitte Romania

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