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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

(Kjafasan, North Macedonia) To facilitate trade and transport and enhance cross-border cooperation between North Macedonia and Albania, the U.S. Government, through USAID, is assisting the customs administrations of both countries to develop a joint border crossing point at the largest crossing between them: Kjafasan – Qafë Thanë. Joint border crossings significantly reduce the time to move goods across borders, and establishing them is a critical step to better prepare these countries for economic integration into the EU.

In support of the Bilateral Framework Agreement on establishing Joint Border Crossing Points signed by Prime Ministers Rama and Zaev, the U.S. Government will partner with both governments to strengthen the capacity of their customs administrations to perform joint border controls in line with international standards and best practices.

Signing of the MoU
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

Today, May 09, 2018, USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation project facilitated the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of Macedonia and the four largest chambers of commerce in the country. The MoU seeks to strengthen dialogue between the public and private sectors on issues affecting legal compliance of companies in Macedonia. This MoU is a big step forward in the process of building a stable and fruitful relationship between the chamber of commerce, and between the chambers and the Government.


USAID/Macedonia Country Representative David Atteberry and Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev giving remarks at the forum
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Today, April 25, 2018, USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project hosted a forum encouraging investments for a long-term economic development at Aleksandar Palace Hotel, Skopje.

It was the eleventh in a series of events organized by the project to strengthen dialogue between the business community and public institutions on issues relating to regulatory compliance by companies in Macedonia.

USAID Hosts Leadership Conference for the Youth of Macedonia
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:30am

Today, March 30, 2018, USAID hosted a leadership conference on Macedonia’s Journey from Development to Self-Reliance, at MKC in Skopje. The half-day conference included inspirational talks by some of the best and brightest of Macedonia’s young talent, articulating their personal stories of success, and a panel discussion on “What does it take to be successful in Macedonia?”. The event wrapped up USAID’s commemoration of its 25 year anniversary in Macedonia.

Factoring Project
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:15am

USAID’s Factoring project, in collaboration with the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, conducted the first conference on Factoring as a Financial Solution that Enables SMEs’ Growth at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Skopje.

HubIT Opening
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:00am

Today, March 7, 2018, USAID’s Social Inclusion though Technology project (SIT) held its closing event and officially inaugurated HUBIT! — the first center in Macedonia and in the region that will offer services to youth with disabilities and help them prepare for careers in IT as well as provide services to companies to help them increase the accessibility of their services and products. HUBIT! was established through SIT and was awarded a grant from the European Union Smart Start Project.

AA Brock Bierman signing MoU with the Minister of Economy
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:15am


Today, February 23, USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia signed a memorandum of understanding on private sector engagement. The goal of the new partnership is to encourage and facilitate private sector investment in local economic development initiatives that will be beneficial to the companies making the investments, and the economy at large.The project and the Ministry will collaborate on a national campaign to stimulate private sector engagement in local economic development.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Kosovo, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia February 14 - March 8. This will be Assistant Administrator Bierman's first visit to the region since joining USAID earlier this year.

CEED Hub Skopje opening at a New Location
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:00am

January 26, 2018 - USAID’s Micro and Small Enterprises Project, co-funded by the Government of Switzerland, and implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Macedonia, reopened CEED Hub Skopje at a new location – the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering campus at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.   

Factoring and Business Ecosystem Project Launch
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

USAID launched two new projects -- the Business Ecosystem Project and Factoring Project -- that will support micro, small and medium enterprises access diversified sources of finance.


Last updated: July 21, 2021

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