Electronic Newsletter – Edition of November 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of November 2022, please click  HERE.

Tariff of the European Communities 2023

We would like to inform you that the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1998 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union under number L282 dated 31 October 2022. Please click HERE.

The above Regulation replaces Annex I of the basic Council Regulation 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and the Common Customs Tariff and constitutes the Customs Tariff of 2023, which enters into force on 1 January 2023.

Business Proposals from Cyprus

Business Opportunities:

You can express your interest to the following profiles:

  • A Cypriot company that produces high quality olive products is looking for potential companies under commercial and supplier agreement: HERE
  • A Cypriot company which operates slaughterhouses is looking for potential companies under supplier agreement: HERE
  • Cypriot manufacturer and distributor company of quality packing products for the pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic and food industries is looking for potential partners under commercial, supplier and outsourcing agreement: HERE
  • A Cypriot company, dealing with organic beekeeping and producing natural beehive cosmetic products, is looking for agents and distributors: HERE
  • Cypriot manufacturer of quality PVC gaskets, rigid plastics accessories and rigid PVC extrusion profiles for the wood and construction market is looking for potential partners under supplier agreement: HERE

Establishing collaborations with Cypriot Companies

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you about the business opportunities in the Cyprus Market.

A brief look at the Cyprus economy and the sectors with the greatest growth will help you obtain a more complete picture of the local market.

For any question don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by e-mail: [email protected] or tel.: +357 22 88 97 49/52/69.

Cyprus economy
Cyprus is located in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Cyprus has been a member of the EU since 2004. The Cyprus economy is free-market economy, mainly based on services. The IMF expects growth of 3.5 per cent for 2022 and 2.5 per cent for 2023, while the European Commission’s forecasts refer to economic growth of 3.2 per cent and 2.1 per cent respectively.

Growth Sectors
All sectors of the economy are important however priority is foreseen to the following sectors in order to address the global and local challenges of the future—including digitalization, automation and climate change:

  • Tertiary Education
  • Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture & Agritech
  • Tourism
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Maritime & Shipping
  • ICT

SUBMISSION OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES TO THE NEW SYSTEMS IN THE CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT – DECLARATION BY ECONOMIC OPERATORS ESTABLISHING A “SYSTEM TO SYSTEM” INTERFACE

We would like to inform you that economic operators who intend to submit formalities related to the entry and import of goods into Cyprus in the new customs systems in a “System to System” manner, should fill in a relevant form and send it to the email address [email protected]. This process takes place within the framework of the national plan for the installation of electronic systems required for the implementation of the Union Customs Code, which entered into force on 1 May 2016.

It should be noted that the development and deployment of electronic systems aims to adapt existing customs formalities and procedures to a completely paperless electronic environment.

Please find attached the announcement of the Customs Department for the submission of the formalities.

Relevant links regarding the implementation of a Union Customs Code for the development of new customs systems:

– Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2151 of 13 December 2019 establishing the work program relating to the development and deployment of the electronic systems provided for in the Union Customs Code: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019D2151&from=EN

– Annex 2 MASP-C Rev. 2019 v1.1 Consolidated Project Fiches https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/system/files/2019-12/2019_masp_annex2_en.pdf

– Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1026 of 21 June 2019 on technical arrangements for developing, maintaining and employing electronic systems for the exchange of information and for the storage of such information under the Union Customs Code: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1026&from=en

Announcement of the Customs Department for the submission of the formalities:

New Legal Framework for Lifting Equipment Audit

Following the Information Event organized by CCCI and the Department of Labor Inspection last week on the above topic, we would like to draw your attention to the following:

On 1.9.2022, the new legislation “The Safety and Health at Work (Operation, Maintenance, and Audit of Lifting Equipment) Regulations of 2021” was put into force aiming to protect workers from accidents and to provide access to employers and owners to a modernized audit and maintenance system.

The new legislation specifies, inter alia, the obligations of owners and authorized persons who are involved in the maintenance and audit of lifting equipment, the frequency of lifting equipment and lifting gear’s audit, the main points for audit of lifting equipment, and the criteria for approval of any persons as authorized auditors of lifting equipment.

Each owner of Lifting Equipment must:
• ensure that the lifting equipment is audited in the presence of the maintenance person and with a trained operator
• attach “LIFT AUDIT: SUCCESSFUL”
• keep Audit Report
• ensure that repairs are made
• assign maintenance to Lifting Equipment Maintenance Persons
• keep a Special Maintenance Book
• not operate very high-risk lifting equipment that does not have an Audit Report in force.
• maintain a Register of Lifting Gear
• have a manual for the use of the lifting equipment
• make sure there are protection and warning systems for the operator and a proper rapid connection system.

The audits of the Lifting Equipment will now be carried out by private Authorized Auditors from the Department of Labor Inspection.

Lifts are divided into four categories based on their risk:

A. Very High-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • cranes near the sea
  • cranes in premises with dangerous substances with a lifting capacity of more than 2,000 kg,
  • gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of more than 5,000 kg,
  • tower cranes,
  • mobile cranes,
  • wall-mounted cranes of more than 2,000 kg,
  • lifting equipment for handling containers and/or vessels.

B. High-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • lifts for lifting persons,
  • lifting equipment for projects,
  • cranes on premises with dangerous substances with a lifting capacity of less than 2,000 kg,
  • gantry cranes of less than 5,000 kg,
  • wall-mounted cranes or mast-mounted cranes of less than 2,000 kg,
  • mobile cranes (parrots) over 5,000 kg.

C. Medium-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • mobile cranes (parrots) of less than 5,000 kg,
  • lifts (for materials, for people with disabilities, etc.),
  • concrete pumps,
  • forklifts,
  • vehicle lifting platforms,
  • specialized lifts.

D. Low-Risk Lifting Equipment:

  • vehicle towing cranes,
  • manual machines with a lifting capacity of 100 kg,
  • self-propelled elevators and hydraulic mechanisms with scissor platforms with a lifting capacity of more than 200 kg.

You can find the Authorized Lift Equipment Auditors in the Registry maintained by the Department of Labor Inspection at the following webpage:
https://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/dli/dliup.nsf/All/F3B1ECD10FD081F9C225889C003C850C?OpenDocument

Electronic Newsletter – Edition of October 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of October 2022, please click  HERE.

Electronic Newsletter – Edition of September 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of September 2022, please click  HERE.

The Network’s Annual Conference 2022 is less than one month away!

The Enterprise Europe Network Annual Conference is the Network’s flagship event. This year’s edition will take place on 25-27 October 2022 in a hybrid format, at the O2 universum in Prague, the Czech Republic, and online.

Under the theme ‘New Network, new realities, new impact’, the conference will bring together Network partners, representatives of EU institutions, and key external stakeholders to discuss how the Network’s business support services can best meet the evolving needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The conference will also feature interactive tools to facilitate the audience’s active participation as well as business matchmaking sessions on-site and via the event’s virtual platform.

The conference has three main objectives: exchange ideas on how the Network can contribute to the European industrial transition; share best practices to improve the quality and visibility of the Network’s services; and foster cooperation and synergies among Network members.

 

Reflecting these priorities, the conference sessions are structured around four main strands:

  • Industrial transition. The sustainable and digital transitions are at the core of the European industrial transformation. Companies need to rethink their business models and operations to support resource and energy efficiency while using new technologies and data more effectively. The global impact of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have shown the vital importance of building resilience to cope with massive disruptions in the value chain. Sessions will explore how the Network can support this transition, including through its new sustainability advisors and digitalisation services.
  • The Single Market and beyond. Reinforcing the Single Market is essential for strengthening EU’s preparedness to respond to external crises. Helping SMEs access third markets is a key part of the Network’s services, especially with the creation of International Network Partners to facilitate partnerships between European SMEs and companies in other countries. Sessions will look at how these services can continue to improve and support the EU’s Global Gateway strategy.
  • Innovation. As new EU funding instruments such as Horizon Europe and the European Innovation Council become fully operational, the Network supports SMEs, start-ups, and scale-ups in their mission to make the most of their innovation potential – from circular economy to energy efficiency. Sessions will focus on how the Network can help SMEs capitalise on these opportunities more effectively.
  • Quality. New internal tools, improved operation management, and strategic collaboration with other European networks such as the European Digital Innovation Hubs, European clusters, national, and regional stakeholders can boost the Network’s performance and impact. During these sessions, participants will exchange best practices, with a focus on effective communication and enhanced visibility.

High-level EU and national officials as well as representatives of the private sector are expected to join the opening session on 25 October, including the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Marian Piecha; the Deputy Director-General of DG GROW, Maive Rute; the EISMEA Director, Jean-David Malo; the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Gennadiy Chyzhykov; and Gabriela Takáčová, CEO of Recombee. The session will be webstreamed live and openly accessible to the public. Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates about the conference!

Source: https://een.ec.europa.eu/news/network%E2%80%99s-annual-conference-2022-less-one-month-away

Electronic Newsletter – Edition of August 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of August 2022, please click HERE.

Electronic Newsletter – Edition of July 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of July 2022, please click HERE.