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Deloitte announces the start of a new application cycle in the EU Gateway program

by Deloitte September 5, 2013

Website www.deloitte.ro

The EU Gateway Programme enters its fifth year of business missions by opening application session for companies in the field of Energy and Environmental Technologies interested in entering the Japan market. The application deadline is September 27, 2013, and the mission will take place between 3-7 February, 2014.

“Energy and environmental technologies are significantly increasing worldwide. In this respect, Asian markets, especially Japan, are not an exception. Pollution reduction and minimization of the impact of climate change represent priorities within national strategies, considering the negative consequences of the ecologic crisis the world is facing”, said Ioana Vãdan, Consultant within Deloitte Consultanta, and coordinator of this stage of the program.

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

The application process has two stages. First, companies need to fill in a form expressing interest, their eligibility thus being evaluated by Deloitte professionals. 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 followings the acceptance into the program.

Companies eligible for the 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 and / or Korea. Companies must also prove track record in international business cooperation, and have a “solid” business strategy for entering the two Asian markets. In addition, their key decision makers must be English fluent 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. 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 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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