Types of collaboration
One type of collaboration is engaging in a cooperative, which uses private capital in its day-to-day running. A cooperative must have at least five members.
Franchise contracts involve close collaboration between financially independent parties, through which the franchisor grants the beneficiary the right to make use of or develop a business, product, service or technology.
The Ordinance on the legal framework for franchising governs franchising in Romania.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a means of cooperation between the public authorities and the private sector aiming to provide certain public services.
New types of European business structures
European Economic Interest Groupings carry out their activities in Romania in accordance with European regulations and the Law on certain measures for ensuring transparency in the exercise of senior public offices, public positions and business positions, as well as for preventing and sanctioning corruption.
Other options for expanding your business are taking over an existing one, merging with another company or opening a branch in another EU country.
A cooperative is set up by means of articles of association, drawn up in the form of a memorandum of association. Any cooperative which has its headquarters in Romania is a legal entity.
Details of the procedures for registering European Economic Interest Groupings, European companies and European cooperative societies in Romania can be accessed on the website of the Oficiul Naţional al Registrului Comerţului, ONRC (National Trade Register Office).
Additional information about cooperation between enterprises can be accessed on the website of the Agenţia Naţională pentru Întreprinderi Mici şi Mijlocii şi Cooperaţie, ANIMMC (National Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Cooperation).
The UNCTAD/EMPRETEC Romania programme aims to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises from all economic sectors.