Entering a new export market requires time, resources and commitment. Although much of the preliminary work can be done at home, the final clarity comes from visiting the market, getting to know the conditions there, and meeting potential partners or resellers.
It is most difficult for entrepreneurs to find suitable business contacts in the new target market. Here we can help in cooperation with our partners.
A contact trip is a service for getting acquainted with a new export market, which
The service consists of three stages:
Preparing for contact trip
Contact trip in country of destination
Main requirements for participants:
In 2020, EAS will organise contact trips to the following countries: Germany (three sector-based trips), Poland, Japan (to be confirmed).
Up to eight Estonian businesses can take part in European contact trips, up to five in contact trips in Asia.
The cost of a European contact trip for the entrepreneur is 700 euros (+ VAT) and flight tickets must be purchased by the entrepreneur. Asian contact trips have no participation fee; however, the participant must pay for their own tickets and accommodation in the country of destination.
Participating in a contact trip is counted as de minimis aid for businesses. De minimis aid is counted on the basis of businesses gathered in a contact trip group.