WELCOME TO CYPRUS - NORDIC COUNTRIES BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WEB SITE
Cyprus

 


Denmark

Welcome to the Cyprus-Nordic Countries Business Association website. I am confident that it will serve as a useful tool, source of information and inspiration for businesses and companies in Cyprus and in the Nordic countries. Both markets are attractive. Trade between Denmark and Cyprus alone grew in 2010.

Export of Danish products to Cyprus rose by 3.1% and reached 439 million DKK (or about 70 million EURO). Danish meat companies and manufacturers of machinery and mechanical equipment outperform other sectors, with an export of respectively 54 million DKK (7.5 million EURO), an increase of 44.3%, and 44 million DKK (6 million EURO), equivalent to an increase of 49.8% growth.

Danish import of Cypriot goods grew more than 61.5% amounting to 168 million DKK (24 million EURO). The largest sectors by far, 71 million DKK (almost 10 million EURO) being that of the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

In addition I trust that Danish companies will continue to expand their activities in the environmental and energy sector as Cyprus strives to meet the targets set for renewable energy, in particular as regards solar energy, water management and conservation, and waste management and biomass energy.

H.E. Mrs Kirsten Geelan
Ambassador of Denmark


Finland

On behalf of the Embassy of Finland in Cyprus I would like to welcome you to the web site of the Cyprus – Nordic Countries Business Association. I sincerely hope that the association and this web site will prove to be useful tools to whoever is interested in doing business in Cyprus and in the Nordic countries.

Trade between Finland and Cyprus has been very modest and I think there is much scope for improvement. There are many fields worth exploring. Some of the energy solutions, energy and environment friendly technology, high technology and even design would certainly be of some interest to Cyprus and Cypriots.

Cyprus joining the European Union has brought Finland and Cyprus closer together and naturally has increased interest in Finland towards Cyprus. I hope that this will be positively reflected in business and trade figures. As small countries both Finland and Cyprus are dependent on exports and both our economies are dependent on foreign trade.

H.E. Ms. Riitta Resch
Ambassador of Finland


Sweden

I am very pleased to welcome you to the web-site of the Cyprus - Nordic Countries Business Association. All successful businesses need networking and Cyprus – Nordic Countries business association provides such a network.

The Cyprus - Nordic Countries Business Association was created in 2006 by the three Nordic embassies ( Denmark , Finland and Sweden ) together with the Chamber of Commerce. It was a natural consequence of the entry of the Republic of Cyprus into the Europan Union which provided a framework for closer relations between these two parts of Europe .

The objective of the Association is to facilitate business relations between companies and individuals interested in doing business between the Nordic countries and Cyprus .

The trade between Cyprus and Sweden increased last year. We hope this favourable trend will continue despite the international downturn since both Sweden and Cyprus have strong economies. For updated trade figures between Sweden and Cyprus , please visit: http://www.tradeprofiles.swedishtrade.se/default.asp?id=34

The Swedish Trade Council has a Trade Commissioner, Mrs. Elza M. Kazemi, based in Athens covering both Greece and Cyprus . At the Embassy of Sweden in Nicosia , Mrs. Åsa Protopapa, is the trade promoting officer. See their contact details below.

Mrs Elza M Kazemi
Office Manager & Trade Commissioner
Swedish Trade Council
Karneadou str. 25-29
106 75 Athens
Phone: + 30 210 72 46 373
E-mail: elza.kazemi@swedishtrade.se


Norway

The Norwegian Embassy in Athens is a non-resident embassy in Cyprus. It is represented through an active Honorary Consul General in Nicosia.

Cyprus and Norway have already developed many ties, mainly through shipping interests, tourism as well as a substantial Norwegian community. Although trade between our two countries is modest, there are areas that can potentially be fields for cooperation, such as renewable energy sources, environmental technology, desalination etc.

Norway is part of the EU Single Market through the European Economic Area (EEA). Through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism we support social and economic cohesion within the enlarged EEA (EU plus EEA countries). Consequently, for the period 2004-2009 Norway contributes almost five million euros to Cyprus in the form of grants, supporting projects in priority sectors such as protection of the environment, conservation of the European cultural heritage, health and childcare, development of human resources and support to NGOs.

Sverre Stub
Ambassador of Norway