The Federation of the Official Chambers of Commerce of Spain in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM) held last April 16, virtually, its Ordinary General Assembly.
From the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, the President, Juan Rodríguez-Villa, participated in this meeting. The Assembly was mainly focused on the effects of the COVID-19, especially, on the economic and social impact that it has on the chambers integrated in the federation.
In the meeting participated 18 of the associated chambers. It was also attended by Cristina Olazabal, Deputy Assistant General Director for Internationalization Strategy, reporting to the Secretary of Commerce, and Jaime Montalvo, International Director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.
In their respective speeches, the participants offered to find solutions to the problems that the COVID-19 crisis is causing to the different chambers.
The President of FEDECOM, Eduardo Barrachina (UK), explained the need for an urgent reaction to face this serious threat, which puts the continuity of some of the entities at risk, if the appropriate measures are not taken.
All the representatives of the chambers explained the effects of the crisis in their respective territorial areas.
President Mr. Barrachina established a calendar for monitoring the actions of requesting aids, addressed to the Secretary of Commerce and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.