Deputy Foreign Minister for International Economic Relations, Dimitris Mardas, visited Berlin on May 18-19th to attend a business conference on “Connectivity for Commerce and Investment,” held in the context of the German OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office.
In his intervention on the topic of “Trade and Investment as Facilitators for Connectivity,” Mr. Mardas discussed the issue of industrial subcontracting and how it can contribute to the development and strengthening of Greek businesses, through the outsourcing by foreign companies of portions of their production to Greek industries.
In another intervention, on the topic of “Trade Facilitation and good governance,” Mr. Mardas pointed up the contradictions created by governments’ trade policies, as, while they endeavor to facilitate international trade, they hinder it by adopting measures of a non-tariff nature.
Mr. Mardas was accompanied on his visit by representatives of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, the Federation of Industries of Peloponnese & Western Greece, the Association of Thessalian Enterprises and Industries, the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE), and the Hellenic Retail Business Association (HRBA).
SOURCE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece