The Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX), is a Public Interest Organisation which is part of the services of the Walloon Government. It has its own legal personality and its own assets.
In practice, this personality:
- provides it with a Board of Directors, the composition and competences of which are defined by the decree founding AWEX (1998) and its later modifications (2004 and 2016);
- places it under the supervision of the Walloon Government;
- implies an audit by the Court of Auditors, which carries out an annual control on site that aims to verify compliance with public accounting regulations.
- In its relationship with its clients, above all, this personality confers great independence on AWEX, as much from an administrative and a financial point of view as in terms of its decision-making and management capacities.