The European Commission launched the new ‘EU One Stop Shop Supporting Green Line Trade and Businesses’ (EU OSS) service in Nicosia on Monday.
Commission has launched the new ‘EU One Stop Shop Supporting Green Line Trade and Businesses’ service in Nicosia, Cyprus.
According to a press release issued by the EU, the service is designed to provide information and technical assistance to businesses and individuals who are, or are interested in, trading across the Green Line in Cyprus.
Speaking at the One Stop Shop’s opening Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira said: “Increasing Green Line trade is one of the Commission’s priorities in Cyprus. Green Line trade brings people and businesses together and offers important economic opportunities for businesses from both communities. By fostering trade, we can help to build trust and confidence among the two communities.”
The ‘One Stop Shop’ will provide easy access to valuable information on procedures for Green Line trade to both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot producers and traders. It will also inform on the EU standards and requirements that Turkish Cypriot products need to comply with when they are placed on the EU market. The service will employ experts who speak Greek, Turkish and English, will offer a new trilingual website, and will organise networking events for producers and traders.