The Huelva Provincial Councilthrough the Territorial Development Area, has open until August 10 the call for the participation of 12 companies from the agribusiness, agrifood and/or agricultural sectors in three trade missions within the framework of the project Interpyme 2022, in order to continue promoting the internationalization of Huelva companies, framed in Activity 2 of the aforementioned project.

This action is aimed at a maximum of 12 companies, distributed as follows: four places for the Direct Mission in France; four vacancies for the Direct Mission in Portugal; and four places for the Reverse Mission in Huelva with marketing companies from Germany -in online format-. Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Headquarters of the Huelva Provincial Council (htpps://sede.diphuelva.es).

Individuals, self-employed or professionals, property communities, civil societies and other entities without legal personality, as well as legal entities of the province of Huelva whose company is included in the agro-industrial, agri-food and/or agricultural sector may attend this call. , without prejudice to full respect for the provisions of special Community Regulations or Directives established within the framework of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Regarding the requirements, those companies that have fiscal domicile in municipalities with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the province of Huelva will have priority. Thus, in the event that there is a greater number of applications than the number of places offered, all those applicant companies that have their fiscal domicile in municipalities with fewer than 20,000 inhabitants will have priority over the rest.

Priority will also be given to companies that have been previously selected to participate in some of the project’s activities, that have a catalog of products in virtual or paper format, or that belong to one of the subsectors or products targeted by the Interpyme project: Preserves , Salt, Algae, Wines and Spirits and Fruit and Vegetables.

Participating companies must belong to the Community of participating companies in Interpyme. If you are not registered, you must have previously completed the Interpyme project motivation questionnaire, available at https://forms.gle/ECvH2fzE8A5a58j2A

Participating companies must have all the necessary administrative authorizations to manufacture, handle, transport and sell their products, as well as the corresponding civil liability insurance.

Companies, Interpyme and Diputación

The Interpyme project –Platform for the Internationalization of SMEs in the Algarve and in the Provinces of Cádiz and Huelva–, 75% co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is an initiative approved in within the framework of the second call for the Interreg V Spain-Portugal European Territorial Cooperation Program 2014-2020 (POCTEP).

The provincial institution, in its commitment to business revitalization in the territory, participates as a partner in this project, whose main objective is to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies through the development and application of new business models for them, promoting competitiveness in those sectors in which the Cooperation Space presents competitive advantages.

Among the actions to be carried out in the Interpyme project, the holding of direct and inverse trade missions between SMEs in Cádiz, Huelva and the Algarve is scheduled, as well as the selection of priority markets by sector/company and the identification of specific financing to contribute to the internationalization process.

One of the main challenges faced by trade support institutions is how to advise exporting companies on market conditions and how to establish priorities when allocating their scarce resources to the promotion of sectors and markets with the greatest national potential for export. From the Interpyme project, SMEs are informed about the competitive conditions that exist in current markets.

Within the framework of activity 2 of the Interpyme project, the Huelva Provincial Council must promote the carrying out of three direct and inverse commercial missions with companies in its territory from the agro-industrial, agri-food and/or agricultural sectors, in order to create strategic alliances with different trading and importing companies, positioning the product in the European market and strengthening the image and international presence of SMEs in the province that are potentially exporters and/or wish to consolidate their foreign trade departments, opening markets abroad or using any of the instruments contemplated in the detail of eligible expenses as a tool to increase or consolidate your sales in the market in question.