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Services for U.S. Companies
June 1, 2022

The Commercial Section provides a range of services to help U.S. Companies do business in Cyprus.

Business Consulting

This is a free service and can help get you where you want to go quickly and efficiently. Utilize it!

We provide business consulting services in different areas of doing business in Cyprus.  We can also direct you to the appropriate paths and assist you in finding business partners on the island.  For more information and assistance, please contact Ms. Ephie-Yvonnie Charalambidou, Commercial Specialist.

Trade Disputes and Advocacy

Bidding for a Government, semi-governmnent project in Cyprus? The Commercial Section can provide advocacy support.

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia provides important advocacy support to U.S. firms competing for Cyprus Government or Semi-Government projects. In this highly competitive market, U.S. companies can benefit greatly from our advocacy assistance. Please contact Ms. Ephie-Yvonnie Charalambidou, Commercial Specialist, for further information and advocacy assistance.

You can also reach the Advocacy Center in the Department of Commerce directly.

Gold Key Service

Our trade professionals will set up a schedule of meetings with pre-qualified Cypriot companies ready to talk business.

The Commercial Section Gold Key Matching Service assists visiting American business representatives by arranging pre-qualified and pre-screened meetings with potential Cypriot agents, distributors, sales representatives, and strategic business partners. Commercial Section personnel accompany you to these meetings, offering interpretation services and assistance in developing a sound market strategy and an effective follow-up plan.

Effective July 1, 2018, the Gold Key Matching Service in Cyprus costs US$950 for a small company, US$2300 for a medium company and US$3400 for a large company.  Additional options are available per request.

Please contact Ms. Anna Agrotou, Commercial Specialist for further assistance.

Platinum Key Service

A comprehensive and customized way for you to achieve your business goals with our sustained support.

The objective of the Platinum Key Service is to help your company to navigate the increasingly complex international marketplace. It offers you a comprehensive, customized way to achieve your business goals through long-term, sustained support. This service is solution-oriented and tailored to your needs through a mutually- agreed-upon scope of work.

The Platinum Key Service is priced according to the expected work as outlined in the individual scope of work document. If additional work outside or beyond the mutually agreed scope of work is required, then we will renegotiate the scope and assess additional fees.

Through the Platinum Key Service, your company can obtain customized support on a range of issues , which require longer-term, sustained assistance. Working with us you can identify specific requirements, which will constitute the “scope of work” for the service provided and establish as detailed a timeframe as possible for delivery and completion of the service (typically from six months to one year).

Issues can include but are not limited to: market identification, product/service launch, project development, product standards, technical standards and registration assistance, and/or market development and facilitation.

For more information, please contact Ms. Ephie-Yvonnie Charalambidou, Commercial Specialist.

International Company Profile (ICP)

Need faster credit checks on overseas partners? The International Company Profile (ICP) program provides you with financial reports on Cypriot companies.

The ICP can help U.S. companies perform their due diligence through providing background checks into the particulars of potential business partners in Cyprus, including information on key officers, financial health, sales volume, and reputation.

Effective July 1, 2018, the cost for each ICP report in Cyprus is US$700 for small companies, US$1200 for medium companies and US$2000 for large companies.  The report is delivered within 15 working days.

Please contact Ms. Anna Agrotou, Commercial Specialist for further assistance.

International Partner Search (IPS)

The International Partner Search (IPS) identifies up to five prescreened local companies that are interested in working with your company.

The IPS helps U.S. companies identify potential agents, distributors or other partners without even leaving the U.S. We will contact a large group of potential Cypriot partners using the marketing materials you provide and then identify the companies that are interested and capable of becoming a viable representative for you in Cyprus.

Effective July 1, 2018, the cost for each IPS report in Cyprus is US$750 for a small company, US$1750 for a medium company and US$2250 for a large company and is delivered within 30 working days.

Please contact Ms. Anna Agrotou, Commercial Specialist for further assistance.

Single Company Promotion (SCP)

Let us help you make your event visible and successful.

Are you opening a branch office in our market? Have you recently signed a contract with a new distributor? Are you launching a new product? Would you like to schedule a seminar that will promote your product or service?

Our Commercial Office can help your company identify and plan promotional events that maximize your exposure in Cyprus.  Let us help you market your products and services to professional industry associations and end users.

Cost varies according to the complexity involved and the time required and is negotiable upon services provided.

For more information about the Single Company Promotion (SCP) service, please contact us.