Eurochambres survey says nearly three quarters of Central and Eastern European companies will comply with EU law by December 2002
The first systematic survey of companies in Central and Eastern Europe showed Central and Eastern European businesses score highest in the areas of product certification, technical regulations and standardisation. Their compliance with EU law is lowest in the areas of labelling, trademarks and patents.
Less than 10 percent of the polled enterprises consider themselves fully informed about the implications of enlargement. The larger and export-oriented companies are better informed on EU legislation, whilst small and medium-size companies (SMEs) are mostly uninformed. They state information on EU legislation as their primary need.
The survey that Central European companies on the whole are quite optimistic about enlargement. 50 percent believe they will benefit from joining the EU, while 35 percent expect their market position to deteriorate seriously because of enlargement.