Revised NSI data show that in 2021, exports of goods and services from Bulgaria were over BGN 85 billion. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Dimitar Danchev in his address to the participants in the Annual Meeting of the Presidents of the European Confederation of International Trade House Associations (CITNA).
“The data show that Bulgarian companies produce competitive products that are successfully sold on international markets,” Deputy Minister Danchev emphasized. According to him, the state is working consistently to promote our exports and every Bulgarian company can rely on the support of our Trade and Economic Affairs Services.
In his speech, Deputy Minister Danchev emphasized the essential role of small and medium-sized enterprises for the continued increase of Bulgarian exports. They contribute to more than 75% of employment in the economy and are of great importance for its growth and competitiveness, Deputy Minister Danchev underscored. He said that in the period 2008-2022, the share of Bulgarian SMEs in hightech manufacturing and knowledge-intensive services increased from 15.5% to 23.0%, and the increase is expected to continue in the coming years.
We expect today’s forum to build on the results achieved and lay the groundwork for new projects with a long-term implementation horizon. Even more positive for me is that Bulgarian companies and companies from different European countries will lay the foundation for long-term cooperation for the implementation of common projects, Dimitar Danchev added.
CITHA works as a coordinating body for associations, companies and individuals engaged in international trade to support actions and resolutions adopted by member associations regarding regulations affecting the activities of exporters and importers and facilitating free trade, protecting the interests of international traders worldwide, addressing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, promoting and strengthening services in international trade.