In reaction to the extreme situation that was declared in Bulgaria from 13 March for one month due to the COVID19 the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry took respective measures and actions for informing adequately the business circles.
Meetings with the President of the Republic, the Government and respective ministers took place during the week and a set of measures was elaborated. Still more measures are to be introduced.
The Bulgarian CCI supports the proposed by the State mechanisms for supporting the economic entities in relation to the negative impact of COVID 19:
Tackling the negative results of COVID 19 in short term the Bulgarian CCI suggested:
The Bulgarian CCI counts on the constant dialogues with the Government because health is crucial but life of businesses is very important and the economy should not stop. Excessive restriction of economic activity, blocking of cities may cause closing of enterprises, dismissing of employees, restricting import and export and will thus inflict insurmountable damage to the Bulgarian economy.
The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry advises member companies how to prepare for the coronavirus as employers and how to instruct employees, including the implementation of flexible working time and distant work as a precaution.
BCCI provides electronic services to companies – for certificates of origin, force majeure certificates, ATA carnets, certificates from the Trade register for companies, registration etc., demand/supply inquiries, consultations, translation of documents etc.
BCCI is pproviding regular information for companies regarding the recommendations of WHO, Ministry of Health, Ministry of labour and social affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bulgaria in BCCI`s info channels, as well as numerous articles and links provided form partnering organizations: Eurochambres, European Commission, ICC, World Trade Center Association, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce.