Strengthening synergies through networking


​ Virke participated in the European TRIC-network meeting in The Hague, Nederland 26th – 27th of November.

The European TRIC network (Trade Related Instruments Connected) is a network of governmental (or governmentally mandated) organizations in EU and EFTA countries active in the Aid for Trade pillar focusing on productive capacity building for export development and export promotion.

The participation of Virke in the TRIC-network brings value both to Norwegian SMEs that want to engage in trade from developing countries and to SMEs in developing countries interested in exporting to the Scandinavian market.The TRIC network currently consists of the following members: Trade for development centre (BTC) from Belgium, Finnpartnership from Finland, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) from Germany, Import Promotion Desk (IPD) from Germany, Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) from the Netherlands, Virke – the Enterprise federation from Norway, Chamber Trade Sweden (CTS) from Sweden, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) from Switzerland,  and the International Trade Centre (ITC).