Malta Enterprise has launched a Get Ready scheme, designed to provide advisory support to Maltese businesses preparing for the various possible future trade relationships that may arise between the EU and Britain after the UK leaves the EU on the 29th March 2019.
Aid shall be granted in the form of a cash grant covering 50 per cent of the costs for advisory services.
The scheme was launched during a business breakfast titled ‘Brexit: threats, challenges and opportunities’, hosted by Malta Enterprise, the Chamber of Commerce and GRTU.
Addressing the meeting, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said that the Ministry was doing its utmost to help Maltese businesses make the transition with the least possible impact and that the launching of the Get Ready scheme is a significant foundation block.
In the face of a worrying rise in protectionism, both the EU and the UK must work on delivering new agreements which are in the best interests of our people, Dr Cardona said. “It is our responsibility as politicians to reach an enduring solution cast in the interests of the people we are elected to serve.”
CEO of Malta Enterprise Mario Galea and Dan O’Brien Chief, Economist Institute of International and Economic Affairs also addressed the event.