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
AmCham has taken an active role in public discussion on the Draft Law on Planning and Construction, and after organizing a roundtable with stakeholders, has sent concrete suggestions for improving the draft text, focusing on conversion of the right to use land into right of ownership and the construction permit procedure.
Inadequate interpretation of the Law on Financing of Local Self-Government has led to an increase in signage fees from several hundred to several thousand times, which is contrary to the aim of the 2012 amendments to the Law which set the limits to these charges.
Contrary to the plans provided in the Fiscal Strategy, less than a month after its publication and without prior notice or public discussion, the Government and Parliament have adopted a Draft Law on Amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Law, abolishing tax credits for investments in capital assets.