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Local Resources – Malta

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green approach

  • MaltaÔÇÖs Sustainable Development Strategy for 2050: This strategy, launched by the Ministry for the Environment, Energy, and Enterprise, is available for public consultation and outlines Malta’s long-term vision for sustainable development. It’s a key resource for understanding the country’s environmental policies and objectives. More details can be found at MaltaÔÇÖs Sustainable Development Strategy for 2050
  • MaltaÔÇÖs Green Deal: Part of the European Union’s broader environmental initiative, Malta’s Green Deal focuses on protecting natural habitats, ensuring clean air and water, and proper waste disposal. This initiative reflects in Maltese legislation, and the European Commission aids in applying EU environmental law in Malta. Further information is available at Malta’s Green Deal

Digital Market & Presence

  • Tech.mt – Creating a Basic Online Presence: This resource offers guidance and assistance to SMEs, startups, sole traders, and freelancers in Malta for developing effective website design and digital strategies. It includes strategies to deliver qualified leads and measurable results, integrating online and offline platforms to maximize performance
  • https://tech.mt/media/resources/getting-started-as-a-business-in-malta-the-basics/

financial savvy

  • Malta Business Registry – The Malta Business Registry offers comprehensive resources for business formation, registration, fee structures, and annual returns. These services are vital for new and existing businesses in the blue economy, providing essential legal and administrative guidance for smooth operation and compliance.
  • Startinmalta.com – This platform is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs and businesses venturing into Malta’s blue economy. It offers guidance, support, and information crucial for starting and growing a business in this emerging and important sector. Startinmalta.com
  • National Statistics Office (NSO): This resource is essential for understanding the current economic landscape in Malta, including the blue economy sector. It provides comprehensive statistical data that can help businesses and policymakers analyze trends, make informed decisions, and gauge the development of the blue economy in Malta. https://nso.gov.mt/
  • MaltaÔÇÖs Employment Service: This service plays a crucial role in the development of the blue economy by connecting job seekers with employment opportunities in this sector. It includes resources for work and employment services, information on the national minimum wage, sectoral minimum conditions of employment, employment conditions, a social security calculator, and business registration support. These tools are instrumental in fostering a skilled workforce and supporting business growth in Malta’s blue economy.
  • Social Security Services : Social security and welfare services support a stable workforce, which is crucial for the sustainable growth of the blue economy. This link provides information on various social security benefits available in Malta. https://www.servizz.gov.mt/en/Pages/Inclusion_-Equality-and-Social-Welfare/Social-Solidarity/Benefits-and-Services/WEB632/default.aspx
  • Trademark Registration: Protecting intellectual property is critical for innovation in the blue economy. This link to IP Malta outlines the process for trademark registration, essential for businesses developing new technologies and services in maritime sectors. https://ips.gov.mt/NR/
  • Energy Tariffs – Enemalta – Enemalta Tariffs: This link offers information on energy costs, crucial for businesses in the blue economy to plan and budget their operational expenses effectively. Understanding these tariffs is key to managing costs in maritime and related industries. https://www.enemalta.com.mt/services/tariffs-billing-and-payments/
  • Water Services Corporation – Tariffs – WSC Tariffs: Access to affordable water services is vital for many sectors within the blue economy. This link provides details on water tariffs, helping businesses in sectors like aquaculture and maritime tourism to manage their water-related expenses. https://www.wsc.com.mt/Information/Tariffs/
  • Fuel Prices – Enemed – Enemed Prices: Fuel costs are a significant factor in the operational expenses of many blue economy sectors. This resource provides up-to-date information on fuel prices, aiding in financial planning and budgeting for businesses reliant on marine transportation and logistics. https://enemed.com.mt/prices/