The Foreign Investors Association (FIA) is a non-profit association from the Republic of Moldova, founded in September 2003 by eight foreign investors, with the support of the OECD, through a project that aimed to stimulate the reforms and to improve the business environment in the countries of the Southeastern Europe.
FIA is part of the regional network of Foreign Investors Councils, institutions that have registered numerous successes in the countries where they are operating.
The Association has among its members the largest companies with foreign capital in the country, that offer a wide variety of goods and services, covering the whole range of fields of activity of the economy — agriculture, automotive and petroleum industry, IT technologies, telecommunications, distribution, audit, insurance and healthcare.
The objectives of the association are:
Representing and promoting members’ views;
Defending the common interests of the international business community in the Republic of Moldova;
Cooperating with public authorities of the Republic of Moldova to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that may exist in the relations with the foreign investors;
Providing information to its members, but not only, about the investment climate in the country;
Sharing to potential investors the experience of the FIA members in the country etc.
FIA represents the interests of its members in various structures: the National Confederation of the Employers of the Republic of Moldova, State Commission for Regulation Entrepreneurial Activity (“Guillotine”), the Economic Council to the Prime Minister, thematic working groups of the Government etc.