Trade and Services

FINANCING AND FACILITIES:

FUNDING

MAXIMUM 90% AFN value, but cannot exceed the amount of 250,000 lei for each beneficiary
MINIMUM 10% OWN CONTRIBUTION
Eligible expenses: vans, equipment, machinery, computers, furniture, website, software licenses, franchises, consulting, etc.

TYPES OF BUSINESS: ACCORDING TO THE ELIGIBILITY ANNEX

Eligible beneficiaries

Non-reimbursable financial allowance (NDA) within the Program may benefit economic operators (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises defined according to the provisions of Law No. 346/2004 on stimulating the establishment and development of small and medium-sized enterprises, as subsequently amended and supplemented by EC Recommendation No. 311 of 6 May 2003, published in the Official Journal of the EU No. 1212 of 20 May 2003), respectively companies and cooperatives, which cumulatively meet the following eligibility criteria at the date of application:

a) are registered according to Law no. 31/1990 on companies, republished, with subsequent amendments and completions or based on Law no. 1/2005 on the organization and functioning of the cooperation or based on the Emergency Ordinance of the Romanian Government no. 6/2011 for stimulating the establishment and development of micro-enterprises by start-up entrepreneurs in business and falls into the category of SMEs, according to Law 346/2004;

b) are legal persons (companies / cooperative societies), whose object of activity is the marketing of market products and services, activities provided in annex no. 1 to the present procedure (CANE codes according to the Order of the President of the National Institute of Statistics no. 337/2007, with the subsequent modifications and completions, regarding the updating of the classification of the activities in the national economy);

c) are considered as autonomous, related enterprises, partners or sole proprietorships (group of related enterprises acting as a single enterprise);

d) have at least 1 calendar year from the establishment to the date of opening the electronic application for registration of the investment plan and the CANE code for which it requests financing is authorized according to art. 15 of Law 359/2004 on simplifying the formalities for the registration in the trade register of natural persons, family associations and legal entities, their fiscal registration, as well as for the authorization of the operation of legal entities, with subsequent amendments and completions, at least 3 months before opening the electronic application for registering the investment plan;

e) have fully private share capital;

f) the company has not benefited from a non-reimbursable financial allowance under the Program in the last 3 years -2015, 2016 and 2017. Associates or shareholders holding several companies can only benefit from AFN under this program with a single company, for which verifies the status of sole proprietorship.

g) they do not have debts to the general consolidated budget and to the local budgets, both for the registered office and for all the working points; Applicants with staggered debts are not eligible to access the Program.

h) have a net annual turnover of up to 50 million euros, equivalent in lei, or have total assets that do not exceed the equivalent in lei of 43 million euros, at the end of the previous fiscal year (total assets means fixed assets plus current assets plus expenses in advance);

i) have an average annual number of employees less than 250, in the previous fiscal year;

j) have their registered office, respectively the working points / secondary offices, are registered at the Trade Register Office and carry out their activity on the Romanian territory;

k) are not in a state of dissolution, judicial reorganization, liquidation, insolvency, bankruptcy, forced execution, operational closure or temporary suspension of the activity;

l) did not exceed the de minimis ceiling of 200,000.00 Euro during three consecutive financial years for a single enterprise, as defined by EU Regulation no. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid and EUR 100,000 for three financial years for beneficiaries carrying out freight transport activities for third parties or for a fee. The ceilings apply regardless of the form of the de minimis aid or the objective pursued and regardless of whether the aid is granted from funds from the state budget or from Community funds.

m) obtained at least 50 points following the online completion of the investment plan, according to the model and criteria provided in annex no. 3 to this procedure;

n) have not been the subject of a decision by the European Commission, AIMMAIPE, the Competition Council or another State aid / de minimis aid provider to recover State aid or de minimis aid or, if they have been the subject of a such decisions, it has already been executed and the claim fully recovered, with the related interest;

o) did not receive illegal aid;

p) have not been refused funding in the last 5 years under the national programs carried out by the de minimis aid provider on grounds of fraudulent procedure (eg: second-hand purchases, conflict of interest, settlement of the same equipment under several programs, settlement the same equipment at several companies)

q) there are no kinship links between the applicant’s shareholding structures and the staff of MMACA / AIMMAIPE and the spouse, relatives and their relatives up to and including the second degree,

r) submitted the technical reporting form within the deadline provided by the procedures for implementing the national programs they have benefited from in the last 3 years (only for applicants who have benefited from funding under the national programs in the last 3 years -2015, 2016 and 2017) ;

s) have submitted a request for partial / total waiver of funding within the deadline provided by the procedures for implementing the national programs under which they have signed a financing contract in the last 3 years (only for applicants who have signed a financing contract within the national programs in the last 3 years – 2015, 2016 and 2017 – and have partially or completely given up funding).

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

Through the Program, the eligible beneficiaries receive a value of AFN of maximum 90% of the total value of the eligible expenses incurred (excluding VAT), but not more than the values ​​specified in Annex no. 2 to this procedure. The maximum value of AFN cannot exceed the amount of 250,000 lei for each beneficiary.

AFN is granted for the following categories of eligible activities / expenses:

a) purchase of IT computing equipment (PC type, consisting of: central unit, server, monitor, printer / copier / multifunction, including portable systems, licenses required to carry out the activity) according to Government Decision no. 2139/2004 for the approval of the Catalog regarding the classification and the normal operation durations of the fixed assets, with the subsequent modifications and completions or inventory objects assimilated to them.

b) the purchase of bar code readers;

c) purchase of electronic scales with / without printer for labeling;

d) the purchase of electronic fiscal cash registers;

e) the acquisition of technological equipment, machines, machinery and work installations – including the afferent software, devices and installations of measurement, control and regulation necessary for the development of the activities for which it requested financing, according to the Government Decision no. 2139/2004 for the approval of the Catalog on the classification and normal operating times of fixed assets, with subsequent amendments and completions or inventory items assimilated to them, except for mechanical, electrical, electronic games, billiard tables and music machines;

f) the purchase of electro and forklifts according to group 2.3.6.8.1 of GD 2139/2004;

g) investments in intangible assets related to patents, trademarks of products and services (eco-labeling, licenses), software for online commerce, software necessary for carrying out the activities of marketing products and market services;

h) the acquisition of goods provided for in subgroups 3.1 furniture, 3.2 office equipment and 3.3 systems for the protection of human and material values ​​(eg video surveillance systems, alarm systems). according to the Government Decision no. 2139/2004 for the approval of the Catalog regarding the classification and the normal operation durations of the fixed assets, with the subsequent modifications and completions or inventory objects assimilated to them;

i) the purchase of vans of category N1, N2, N3, except for the G terrain vehicles symbol G according to the MLPTL Order 211/2003 with the subsequent modifications and completions, respectively except for the road transport vehicles of goods on behalf of third parties or against cost, requested by undertakings carrying out the carriage of goods by road for hire or reward.

j) certification of a quality / environment / occupational health and safety / food safety management system, in accordance with one of the standards: SR-EN-ISO 9001: 2008 (quality management system); SR-EN-ISO 14001: 2005 (environmental management system); SR-EN-ISO 22000: 2005 (food safety management system); OHSAS 18001: 2007 (occupational health and safety management system), simple or integrated;

k) the creation of a web page for the presentation of the applicant’s activity and of the promoted products or services (including domain registration expenses, without hosting), for the economic operators that do not have another web page and which must be functional at the date of submitting the AFN release application; throughout the monitoring period;

l) the acquisition of specific installations / equipment in order to obtain an energy saving, as well as systems that use renewable / alternative energy sources [1] for the efficiency of the activities for which it requested financing;

m) the acquisition of heating or air conditioning installations related to the trade or services space;

n) participation in training courses for training / professional qualification / specialization / professional development in the field of marketing activities of products and market services for which it has requested funding, participation in courses on basic hygiene concepts necessary in the marketing of products and market services [2];

o) the guarantee commission related to the year of granting the guarantee, due to the financial institutions that issue guarantees for loans, in case of guarantees granted for the credits contracted by the beneficiaries in order to realize the investment plans accepted within the Program;

p) consultancy for the elaboration of the documentation in order to obtain the financing within the present program and the implementation of the project (maximum 8000 lei without VAT) [3]. The consultancy service providers eligible under the Program may be only consultancy providers that have the legal right to carry out this type of activity, respectively have the consultancy activity in the statute or are enterprises that have as authorized activity to carry out one of the activities included. in CAEN code class 70.

q) the acquisition of commercial spaces or the provision of services in direct connection with the activities of the CANE code on which the Program is accessed. Assets in this category must not be for residential use *;

(2) For the activities of implementation and certification of the management systems, in order to implement and certify the management systems, the following categories of services are financed:

  • training courses for staff involved in activities related to quality / environment / occupational health and safety / food safety (internal auditor);
  • consultancy regarding the elaboration of the documentation for the implementation of the management systems;
  • certification of the quality / environment / occupational health and safety / food safety management system, simple or integrated.

(3) This Program does not finance the activities of re-certification of management systems; only the extension of the certification of a management system to an integrated system is financed.

(4) The training service providers eligible under the Program may be only training providers authorized according to the law, who will present supporting documents regarding the qualification of the persons performing the training in the respective field.

(5) The consultancy service providers eligible under the Program may be only consultancy providers that have the legal right to carry out this type of activity, respectively have the activity of consultancy in the statute or are undertakings whose authorized activity is to carry out a of the activities included in the CANE code class 70.

(6) The certification service providers eligible under the Program may be only accredited certification bodies in accordance with the law, in the field for which the beneficiary economic operator requests their services.

(7) The goods purchased under the program may be fixed assets or inventory items. In the case of fixed assets, they must have, without VAT, a minimum entry value of 2,500 lei, according to Government Decision no. 276/2013 on establishing the input value of fixed assets. It is not allowed to purchase goods that have been the subject of a grant / non-reimbursable financing from other sources.

(8) Expenses related to VAT, fees, notices, commissions (except the guarantee fee), packaging, transport, commissioning, training of staff for the use of those purchased, are not eligible.

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