09.11.2011. | Kovilovo
Legislation Completed – Focus on Implementation
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.
19.10.2011. | Belgrade
This workshop, designed for business leaders and human resources professionals, was an opportunity to become familiar with key trends in this area, to experiment with selected “best practice” leadership engagement approaches, to reflect upon personal experiences, and to take away practical tools and techniques applicable in the workplace.
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.
The workshop evolved around the results of the research project “The journey to 2020”, which explored how people challenges will develop by 2020.
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.
25.07.2011. | Belgrade
AmCham, Foreign Investors Council, Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Business Club “Privrednik” sent letter to Mr. Štefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement, urging European institutions to activate all available mechanisms to suspend the unilateral Decision of Kosovo Administration on banning the shipping of goods from the Republic of Serbia.
15.07.2011. | Belgrade
Three years of AmCham’s continuous effort and advocacy towards regulation of production and trade of optical discs resulted in the adoption of an Optical Discs Law (ODL) by the Serbian Parliament on July 14, 2011.
14.07.2011. | Belgrade
Ministry of Finance and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SCC) are jointly organizing Roundtable on the Draft Strategy on Public Procurement Development.
11.07.2011. | Belgrade
AmCham has been informed that the Ministry of Finance (FOREX inspectorate) is starting work on the FOREX by-laws and has asked for our input on netting.
08.07.2011. | Belgrade
Public procurement regulation and practices have been set as one of AmCham’s key focuses in 2011. As detailed suggestions were sent to the authorities last year, we have been informed that solutions for some of the problems we pointed out in our recommendations have already been incorporated in the Draft Strategy on Public Procurement.
01.07.2011. | Belgrade
On July 1, AmCham HR Committee (HRC) members attended a briefing session on experience and mentoring, with special guest Mr. Horst Gallo, IBM CEE HR Manager.
28.06.2011. | Belgrade
AmCham sent its comments and constructive suggestions for improvement of the First Draft Decree to the Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning. Based on these, the Decree was somewhat amended, and the Second Draft was presented at a second roundtable on June 27.
15.06.2011. | AmCham
Recognizing the increasing importance of the flexible workplace in today’s modern business environment, AmCham’s HR Committee added this topic to its sharing-experience activities for 2011. On June 9, Danijela Vučković of Merck Sharp & Dohme presented guiding principles and different aspects of the topic.