Competitiveness of the Construction sector conference

Market access
14 December 2016


Cerame-Unie took part in the fourth Thematic Group 5 "International Competitiveness" meeting of the Commission's "Construction 2020" Action Plan. This is part of the strategy for the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises (COM (2012) 433 final).


The Thematic Group 5 addressed actions for international competitiveness, particularly regarding market access. CU commented on FTAs and on market access issue and trade barriers in SE, Mercosur, etc. For further information, please consult the website of the Commission.


EU Gateway an initiative helping the EU companies to establish long-lasting business collaboration in Asia was presented. Selected European companies get the opportunity to participate in a one-week business mission in any of the three target markets, Korea, South East Asia and China, focused on a specific sector. Companies benefit from a range of business support services, which includes coaching, logistical, and financial support.