President of Chamber of Commerce Toros meets with EU Authorities

President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Fikri Toros had a meeting with Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General of the EU Commission Responsible for the Regional and Urban Policy and Michale Di Bucci, Chief of the Turkish Cypriot Desk.

During the meeting which was held for the first time after Turkish Cypriot desk’s being transferred from General Directorate of Enlargement to Regional Policies, Toros gave detailed information about cooperation of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce with the EU and expressed urgent expectations of the Chamber of Commerce regarding the Direct Trade Regulation, registration of Hellim as protected designation of  origin (PDO), speeding up the harmonization process and development of the Green Line Regulation.

Furthermore, stressing the importance of revision and the improvement of application of the Green Line Regulation, Toros expressed that not developing a solution mechanism for the Turkish Cypriot producers during the registration of hellim in the EU will affect the Turkish Cypriot economy in a negative way.