Cooperation Partners


Project Trade Related Assistance for Mongolia (EU-TRAM)

This project funded by the European Union is implemented from 2017 until 2021. Goal is to contribute to balanced economic growth in Mongolia by supporting an increase in exports of value-added non-mining products. The project cooperates with the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI).

Through close collaboration with the beneficiaries, the project enables small and medium sized businesses from four selected export clusters to produce new or improved products and to gain better access to the EU markets.

The clusters comprise: textiles from yak and baby camel hair, leather products, cosmetic products and sea buckthorn products.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia (MFA)

Being a line Ministry of the Mongolian Government -its Directorate General Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation is in charge of trade policy and trade negotiations with the EU and other trade partners. The Ministry is a beneficiary of the EU funded TRAM project especially in the field of trade policy and trade facilitation.

It implements the Export Policy 2018-2022 of the Mongolian Government, which among others aims at increasing the exports of value added, high quality non-mining products to the EU and other markets.

The MFA and also the Mongolian Embassy in Berlin supports the Information and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) of Mongolia in the European Union, which is host of the Mongolian Green Labels retail shop in Berlin and of the e-commerce portal

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Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI)

MNCCI is the only Chamber of Commerce and is a main representative of the private sector in the country. MNCCI is also a beneficiary of the EU funded TRAM project in the area of export development. The chamber especially supports the four selected export clusters which include many MNCCI members in the field of dialogue with the Mongolian Government and in implementing their development initiatives for better market access.

MNCCI is also a partner of the Mongolian-German Business Club (MDWK) which has set up the IHZM GmbH which in turn is owner of the Mongolian Green Labels retail shop and e-commerce-portal. 

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Mongolian-German Business Association (MDWK)

This association was founded in 2013 by Mongolian nationals who are successfully engaged in work or business in Germany. The MDWK aims to support close and friendly relationships between people, organizations and businesses in Mongolia and Germany and is also a platform for cooperation in trade and tourism. Several members of the MDWK established in May 2020 the IHZM GmbH, which is the owner of the Mongolian Green Labels retail shop and e-commerce-platform.

With their skills and long experiences in various business sectors as well as best knowledge of conditions in Mongolia  and in the EU the MDWK members ensure the success of this marketing facility for the Mongolian products.

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Yak & Baby Camel Hair Export Cluster

The yak and baby camel hair export cluster of Mongolia is an interest group which was established in 2019 to make optimal use of yak and baby camel hair as Mongolia’s rarest and environment-friendly fibres.It comprises all actors along the value chain from the nomadic herders and their cooperatives, to the processors, manufacturers, and exporters. The relevant Government bodies as well as research and scientific institutions are also members and consult the businesses. 

The cluster supports the access of Mongolian yak and baby camel hair products to the international market and it cooperates with the TRAM project, which aims at increasing exports of valuable Mongolian products. The export clusters maintains the following code of ethics among its members: environment-friendly livestock keeping and combing without harm to animals; purchasing only of Mongolian fibres and directly from herder cooperatives; traceability to the area of origin; fair prices of supplied fibres for increased income of herder families; exquisite products with highest quality standards for export markets; safe and decent working conditions for employees; sustainability, fairness and transparency in the entire value chain.