CDI GUIDES • TECHNOLOGIES SERIES • No. 3
This document was originally prepared on the basis of information provided by the institutions profiled. Despite all efforts made in updating and verifying the information, the Centre for the Development of Industry does not accept responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The inclusion of an institution in this document does not imply any commitment on the part of that institution to provide any of the services described.
Since it was founded in 1977, the Centre for the Development of Industry (CDI) has acquired extensive technical and commercial know-how in the creation, development and rehabilitation of small and medium-sized industries in the ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific), particularly through the establishment of lasting partnerships with companies in the European Union.
In publishing this collection of "Practical Guides", the CDI is meeting a clearly expressed need by ACP promoters and companies in the EU wishing to lay the foundations for industrial cooperation. The purpose of these guides is to enable them to adapt to the technical, commercial, financial, administrative and legal environment of the different countries. Designed to ease their task by providing detailed information - in simple practical terms - on a specific aspect or field of their activities, these guides are intended above all to be effective tools which managers can use on a day-to-day basis.
To prepare the guides, the CDI calls upon the services of consultants, researchers and businessmen - in both the ACP countries and the European Union - with extensive experience in the field concerned, in the practical problems actually encountered by entrepreneurs and in the solutions to be applied. Whenever circumstances allow, the CDI cooperates with partners (consultancy bureau, research body, specialised institution, etc.) to ensure that the guides are as widely circulated as possible.
This guide has been compiled by Dr Marc Donnez, a Belgian national with a doctorate in chemistry, as well as postgraduate degrees in business management and international marketing.
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