Over past two months, AmCham has actively advocated against the Government’s conclusion implementing forced write-off of 40% HIF’s debt towards wholesalers and producers of medicines.
20.04.2012. | Belgrade
On April 19, AmCham’s Acting Executive Director, Amalija Pavić took part in a Panel Discussion on Para-fiscal Charges organized by the USAID Business Enabling Project. The study presented at the event identified 370 different fees and charges that Serbian companies must pay. These cost them €730 million with few or no benefits in return.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 13-14hrs at AmCham premises (Smiljanićeva 24/I).
USAID’s Business Enabling Project, leading business associations and the Regulatory Reform Office presented a joint initiative for comprehensive inspection system reform.
During February, AmCham Committees elected new members for its Steering Committees who will lead the working groups in the course of 2012.
The letter specifically recommends change of the tax treatment of loans in RSD with FX clause, granted to related parties, from current treatment as RSD loans to foreign exchange loans.
Meetings of focused groups, on topics relevant for the Proposal of the program for inspections’ reforms and improvement of their work shall take place in the second week of February.
11.01.2012. | Belgrade
AmCham and National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED), announce the first results of the survey, which is a part of NALED's project regarding inventory and analysis of earmarked revenues. The goal is simplifying these levies and reducing business costs to the private sector. The project is supported by the USAID Business Enabling Project (USAID BEP).
27.12.2011. | Belgrade
With a support of USAID BEP, Serbian Regulatory Office completed new Draft Regulatory Reform Strategy for the period 2011-2014, along with its Action plan.
01.12.2011. | Belgrade
28.10.2011. | Belgrade
Over past couple of months, The AmCham Finance Committee took several steps toward reaching goals from its 2011 agenda.
24.10.2011. | Belgrade
The AmCham Health Care Committee, Inovia and the Group of Pharmaceutical Manufactures of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia sent a joint letter to the Ministry of Health and Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices regarding procedure for renewal of drugs registration and promotion of medicines.
21.10.2011. | Belgrade
On October 20th, AmCham Steering Committee representatives met with Assistant Minister Nataša Kovačević, Head of the Group for Sales Taxes Ms. Irina Stevanović Gavrović, and Ms. Biljana Todorović and Ms. Biljana Milić from the Corporate Income Tax Group to discuss issues on the Tax Committee Annual Agenda.
20.10.2011. | Washington
U.S. Congress has passed legislation reauthorizing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the President will sign the measure on Friday, October 21, 2011.
14.10.2011. | Belgrade
AmCham, Foreign Investors Council (FIC) and Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SCC) sent joint letter to Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Mr. Rasim Ljajić, advocating against extended application of branch collective agreements (BCAs) and its impact on overall business climate.
14.09.2011. | Belgrade
The Government of Serbia has adopted a new Decree on the conditions, criteria and procedure for the conversion of the right to use land into ownership right and the manner for determining market value of construction land and the conversion fee. This decree replaces two previous Decrees on Conversion, one that refers to the conversion procedure and the other to the criteria for determining compensation for conversion.
24.08.2011. | Belgrade
AmCham participated in the effort of the Government of Serbia to improve its public procurement regime. During July, the Ministry of Finance held a public discussion on the Draft Strategy on Public Procurement Development, which should be followed by amendments to the Public Procurement Law and some by-laws.
25.07.2011. | Serbia
Over the past few months, the USAID Business Enabling Project (BEP), along with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Chambers of Valjevo, Niš, Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Kruševac have organized five regional roundtables on the inspections system in Serbia with the aim of improving the current situation in this function. The roundtables were supported by AmCham, NALED and the Serbian Association of Employers.