Western Balkan 6 in Corona time

The Western Balkan 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) is a joint initiative of chambers of commerce and industry from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia that established a platform of cooperation in 2017.

A map of green corridors in the WB6 countries
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A map of the West Balkan 6 green corridors

The aim was to provide a joint voice to the business community in the region and to facilitate inter-business contacts and promote the region as one investment destination. In these difficult times is also presents a point of relevant and updated information for the whole region:

WB6 CIF represents around 350,000 companies, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises in its mission to open new opportunities for stronger networking of business communities within the region by removing the remaining obstacles to the development of the regional economic cooperation and improving business and investment climate in the markets of the WB region.

The EU recognizes the need of WB6 countries and responded with immediate support measures (more info here)

The WB6 CIF as the representative of the business community is actively advocating for free movement of goods/services throughout the region to cut costs and make goods and services more competitive on the global market, actively promoting this region as a single investment destination.

The latest report on the status of border crossings is online and can be accessed here, and updates here.