The National Export Portal has been created as an instrument to support the entry and successful positioning of Bulgarian enterprises on foreign markets.
The goal of the portal is to provide specialized services and to facilitate the access of Bulgarian enterprises to up-to-date and useful information to promote exports. The Export Portal acts as an intermediary in establishing contacts between Bulgarian SMEs and foreign companies as well as in offering goods and services. Through the portal is maintained a database of company records of export-oriented Bulgarian enterprises.

     The registration and the information provided in the portal are free of charge.

   The portal has been developed in implementation of the "Promotion of the Internationalization of Bulgarian Enterprises" Project under Priority Axis 4 of OP "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy 2007-2013", in which the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises is an institutional beneficiary.
Maintaining up-to-date information on individual headings, finding offers, preparing answers to inquiries from the country and abroad as well as business consultations is done by the expert team of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Resources needed

Staff from the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Evidence of success

Troughout the years since the Natioanl Export Portal has been created there have been a lot of companies that received support for export abroad and managed to find contractors and partnerships with foreign companies.

Difficulties encountered

Promotion of the portal to SMEs and companies in Bulgaria

Potential for learning or transfer

This practice has very good potential for transferability, since it is not related to any policy changes.
Project
Main institution
Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency
Location
Югозападен, Bulgaria (България)
Start Date
June 2011
End Date
Ongoing

Contact

Mihaela  Dineva Please login to contact the author.