The Panhellenic Exporters Association (PEA) is an independent trade Union which was established in 1945 and represents the entire body of Greek Exporters.
It is the main export organisation in Greece, and its members are enterprises, cooperatives and organisations engaged in exports of various export sectors from all geographical regions of Greece.
PΕΑ's objective is to promote the interests of its members and of the exporting sector and promote export activity in the framework of the overall progress and openness of the Greek economy.
The Association has been active for more than seventy years in a row, and is now able to contribute more effectively in modernising the country’s exporting base by adopting new technology and improving its quality; also, it is able to make better use of the new conditions of international trade to ‘promote and safeguard the interests of its members and the contribution of Greek exporters to the overall interests of the Greek economy’, as envisioned by its founders.
The Panhellenic Exporters Association (PEA) has drawn upon its experience and, since it is responsible for representing all Greek exporters, it has submitted a set of proposals to the State, in order to achieve the objective prioritised by production agencies as common ground: to improve openness by supporting entrepreneurship, from the primary sector and agricultural products to the tertiary sector and modern services.
The new policy on openness must be comprehensive and integrated, as well as specific, in order to be linked with the other Greek policies.
In particular, PEA proposes:
- To demonstrate the vision and determine a strategy of openness together with collective bodies
- To prepare an overall strategy for Greece, in order to strengthen its presence in the markets of its traditional partners in Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean
- That the State is to support extrovert entrepreneurship through Development Programmes such as the NSRF, the Development Law, etc., at the level of businesses and collective bodies of exporters
- To improve and demonstrate the attractiveness of Greek products/services to foreign buyers.