American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia has announced that the new Government should primarily focus on the continued implementation of key economic reforms. Representatives of AmCham have drafted a list of economic priorities which they believe should be on top of the Government’s agenda in order to overcome the recession and improve international competitiveness of Serbia as an investment destination.
On June 27, Danijela Vučković of MSD hosted a meeting focused on Employee Engagement which proved to be a great opportunity to share experiences on a topic that is becoming increasingly important in the corporate world.
On June 6, AmCham organized a Roundtable with representatives of the Tax Administration: Rada Kostić, Assistant Director in the Sector for Payment Collection, Dragan Agatunović, Coordinator in the Sector for Control and Lidija Popović, Advisor in the Center for Large Tax Payers. The event was attended by around 40 AmCham members.
On June 5, around 50 representatives of AmCham member companies attended an AmCham briefing on Mobbing and Employment Termination with Vuk Drašković of Bojović Dašić Kojović Law Office, Nataša Lalatović of Moravčević, Vojnović, Zdravković in cooperation with Schoenherr and Bojana Vujanović of Naumović & Partneri.
Over the past couple of months, AmCham advocacy committees were working hard towards defining goals and setting priorities for the upcoming period. With the aim of getting AmCham members engaged on implementing annual agendas, Committee Chairpersons were invited to present each group’s working plan in our Business Advocacy Update.
The meeting provided an insight to the Philip Morris system of employee’ evaluation and talent management, and also was an opportunity for experience exchange between HR Managers on that topic.
AmCham organized media presentation of key results achieved in fight against software piracy
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.
12.04.2012. | AmCham
Some 50 participants from the AmCham membership had an opportunity to hear Milica Janković of Janković Popović Mitić Law Office, Milena Jakšić Papac of Karanović and Nikolić Law Office and Jovana Tomić of Živković Samardžić Law Office address the practical aspects of inspections control, including the competences of inspectors and second instance procedure, the necessary documents that should be prepared in case of inspection. They also provided responses to numerous questions from the audience.
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.
09.12.2011. | Belgrade
On December 2, 2011, some 50 members of AmCham and the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) attended a presentation of the Draft Law on Amendments of the Public Procurement Law, organized jointly by two associations. Key changes of the new Draft Law were presented by Goran Radosavljević, State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Stefan Lazarević, Advisor to the Minister of Finance.
01.12.2011. | Belgrade