On Friday, October 24, AmCham Combating Grey Economy Committee held a meeting with the Deputy Director of Tax Administration, Marko Marinković and his team. Aim of the meeting was to discuss ways the Committee might assist Tax Administration in curbing grey economy
On Tuesday, October 14, AmCham hosted a briefing session on practical aspects of the amendments to the Law on Insolvency, with an aim of explaining rationale for specific amendments and assessing possible challenges in their implementation
AmCham Labour Regulations Committee proposed key suggestions for improving the Draft Law on Employment of Foreigners
After extensive consultations with the private sector, representatives of AmCham Combating Grey Economy Committee agreed on priorities for improving the Draft Law on Inspections and synchronized them with NALED. Concrete suggestions were sent to the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government
AmCham Health Care Committee proposed broader review of all rules regulating prices of medicines and offered suggestions for reducing administrative burden and increasing predictability in a response to GoS announcement of amendments to one of the by-laws regulating prices of medicines (by introducing additional reference country in the calculation of medicines’ pricing)
The embassy of the United States of America, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, organized a roundtable on the analysis of the effects of regulation and policy coordination to further improve the efficiency of public administration and create a better and more secure economic environment
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 AmCham hosted a Briefing Session on Practical Aspects of the Amendments to Labour Law Implementation with the law drafters, representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran ad Social Affairs: Zoran Lazić, Assistant Minister, Snežana Bogdanović, Head of the Labour Department and Jesenka Čvoro, Head of the Group for Improvement of Employees’ Rights
After almost a year of public discussion on various versions of the Draft Law on Planning and Construction, the Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure has produced the official final text of the draft amendments presented at a public discussion on August 4
AmCham, NALED, SAM and PKS jointly sent a list of key elements of the Roof Law on Inspections. These were aimed at improving the work of inspections, targeting illegal trade and the grey economy
On August 2, the Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the Law on Insolvency which became effective on August 13, 2014
On July 18, the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted Amendments to the Labour Law, which entered into force on July 29, 2014, incorporating more than 70% of AmCham’s suggestions
Leadership of the AmCham Grey Economy Combating Committee met with the State Secretary Željko Ožegović, Assistant Minister Jasmina Benmansur and Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Miloš Popović
Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, met today with the presidents of the Alliance of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia (SSSS) and the United Trade Unions "Independence", Ljubisav Orbović and Branislav Čanak, in order to exchange views and opinions on improving the business environment in country
During June, Amcham’s Real Estate Committee had two consultative meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure on amendments to the Law on Planning and Construction. The Committee was invited to submit its top priorities for improving the draft text of the new law. Three key areas were identified: enhancements aimed at improved implementation of the new procedure for issuing construction permits; resolving problems with implementation of the conversion of the right to use and lease land into the right of ownership; and reform of the contribution for land development.
On Wednesday, June 25th, AmCham hosted a briefing session with the Business Registry. Focus of the discussion was on the practical aspects of the application of the Company Law and the Law on Pledge of Movable Property
Encouraged by Government announcements that the new draft Law on Planning and Construction is approaching completion, AmCham’s Real Estate Committee has proposed a few general suggestions for resolving some of the key stumbling blocks in the current law. AmCham’s recommendations focus on fifteen different issues, among which the most important are conversion with fees, long-term lease on land and compensation for land development.
AmCham Corporate and Business Law Committee sent comments to the Bankruptcy Law aiming to strengthen the role of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, increase their efficiency and decrease number of problems in implementation observed in practice.
AmCham Labour regulations Committee agreed on priorities for amendments to the Labour Law, synchronized them with NALED and USAID BEP project and forwarded to the Minister of Labour, Minister of Economy, Minister of Finance and Minister of State Administration, while offering to elaborate concrete proposals on a separate meeting.
Initial meetings of the AmCham working groups will take place over upcoming period with the following schedule for the first half of month:
March 7 - ICT
March 11 - Finance and Tax
March 12 - Combating Grey Economy
March 13 - Corporate and Business Law
March 19 - HR Forum
March 21 - Real Estate
April 2 - Health Care
·AmCham refocuses its Committees around policy priorities AmCham members have chosen in the policy survey Engage for Change at the end of 2013
·Agendas and Action plans for the committees tackling Labour Regulations, Tax and Finance, Grey Economy, Corporate and Business Law, Real Estate, ICT and Health Care issues will be adopted during March