ABOUT US

AS FOR OUR ASSOCIATION

The Hungarian Foreign Trade Association (HFTA) was founded in 1990 by Hungarian companies and individuals who had the dream of establishing a force to represent the international trade community in the emerging Hungarian market economy.

For over 20 years the HFTA has been recognized as a leader in the international trade community and HFTA is widely considered Hungary’s premier trade forum.

The HFTA’s steadily growing membership is represented by a cross-section of major exporters, importers, manufacturers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, international bankers, attorneys and other prominent service industries.

The Hungarian Foreign Trade Association (HFTA) is a private, non-profit trade association that represents currently aprox. 50 Hungarian companies of the international trade community and is the oldest organization promoting the growth of international trade in Hungary.

HFTA acts as an informative resource and networking centre for its members, and also monitors and advocates legislative issues on government level.

MISSION

To promote, foster, and encourage international commerce and economic growth in Hungary.
The strength of the association comes from its membership.  We are a diverse group of companies and individuals with extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of international trade.   Our members contribute their knowledge and expertise to the HFTA and its mission of advancing international trade.

OBJECTIVES

To encourage and stimulate interest in international trade and business.
To conduct high quality and timely meetings, educational courses, seminars and conferences for the purpose of encouraging and developing international trade.
To cooperate with its members in matters relating to the growth and development of international trade, and provide informational trade updates and services, programs.
HFTA initiate and participate in the preparation of background studies and analyses necessary for the development of middle and long term foreign trade strategies
Trough selected foreign trade advisory service companies HFTA advise Hungarian SME’s on foreign trade related technical, customs, legal, taxation affairs, and other state grant related matters
HFTA maintains cooperation and dialogue with other NGOs  and also represented on the Board of MGYOSZ as well. HFTA have periodic meetings with  other NGOs of different industrial sectors of the Hungarian economy and also has regular contact with some the Hungarian universities.
Through our Presidency, the HFTA participates in public debates on trade policies and encourages policy of the government to adopt measures that we feel best promote the growth of trade, both regionally and globally. The HFTA has developed a strong working relationship with government members and agencies regulating international trade such HITA.
The HFTA truly presents a unique opportunity for individuals and their companies to participate with their peers in the international trade community.

ACTIVITIES

HFTA initiates and participates in the preparation of background studies and analyses necessary for the development of middle and long term foreign trade strategies.

Through selected foreign trade advisory service companies, HFTA advises Hungarian SME’s on foreign trade related technical, customs, legal, taxation affairs, and other state grant related matters.

HFTA works in a close contact with the agencies on development and implementation of agency policies, fostering cooperation and dialogue with them.

Through our Presidency, HFTA participates in public debates on trade policies and encourages policy of the government to adopt measures that we feel best promote the growth of trade, both on regional level and globally.

HFTA has developed a strong working relationship with government members and agencies regulating international trade such as HITA (Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency) or MNKH (Hungarian National Trading House).

HFTA truly offers a unique opportunity for individuals and companies to participate with their peers in international trade community