Teodora Koletsis, Vice President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Romania (CCE-R), took part on Thursday, May 4th, in the launch event of the business working group for Romania's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), initiated by the Concordia Confederation.
Representatives from the board of the bilateral chambers of commerce of OECD member countries, such as Switzerland, France, Germany, the United States, Belgium, or the United Kingdom, attended the meeting alongside the State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Coordinator for Romania's accession to OECD, Luca Niculescu, and the Deputy Coordinator, State Counselor Adrian Ciocanea, the honorary president of the Concordia Confederation, Steven van Groningen, the Executive Director of Concordia, Radu Burnete, and other members of the organization.
The Concordia Confederation is the only representative of the business environment in Romania, with observer status, within BIAC - the official body recognized by the business community at the OECD. The purpose of the working group launched with the participation of bilateral chambers of commerce is to contribute with know-how and experience accumulated in the process of other countries' accession to this important international organization.
During the meeting, the participants discussed how Romania will organize itself in the process of accession to the OECD and the role that the Concordia Confederation and bilateral chambers of commerce can play in supporting the accession process and achieving Romania's objectives of alignment with OECD standards.
Romania's accession to the OECD is an important objective for our country, representing a significant step in consolidating Romania's international position and promoting a favorable investment climate in the country. Teodora Koletsis' participation in this meeting underscores CCE-R's commitment to supporting Romania's accession efforts to the OECD and consolidating the business environment in Romania.