Italy is one of the leading investors in Serbia. Italian investments in Serbia have exceeded the amount of EUR 800 million, but Serbia is still open for new investments and partnerships with Italian companies, it was said at the conference New Economic Opportunities for Regional Companies of Italy in Verona.
As announced by the CCIS, the director of the Sector for International Economic Relations of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, Jelena Jovanovic, said that, looking at individual companies that have made investments, Italian companies take the second spot in the top 5 when it comes to the size of investments.
Presenting the potential of the Serbian company to Italian companies and officials of the Veneto region, Jovanovic pointed out that the main advantages of investments in Serbia are financial incentives, from subsidies, through tax and customs exemptions, to free trade agreements, which enable producers in Serbia to be more competitive in exporting to markets with over a billion consumers.
As strategically important sectors for cooperation, she cited the farming sector and the food industry, the construction materials industry, the wood and furniture industry, the chemical and the pharmaceutical industry, but also the textile industry and the sector of information technologies.
As they say, the business people from the Veneto region who attended the conference see Serbia as a reliable business partner and a good place for investments in various sectors.
It was agreed at the conference to organize a visit by companies from Veneto to Serbia soon.
This international conference was organized by the CCIS to the end of enhancing the economic cooperation of the two countries, new investments and a stronger bonding of companies in the strategic sectors.
The intention is to create a new business model of internationalization of the operation of Italian companies in the Serbian market which would stimulate the development of both economies and the Veneto region and Serbia through an open discussion between the representatives of the business communities of the two countries.