Aiming to promote Intellectual Property Rights, as well as the importance of professional legal services for businesses, AmCham hosted a roundtable where legal experts representing leading law firms in Kosovo shared their expertise regarding challenges and benefits of protecting IPR in Kosovo. Moreover, this roundtable addressed the importance of professional legal services necessary for the sustainable development of businesses.
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, thanks to the generous support of Birra Peja and Devolli Group, Meridian Corporation and Aurora Fast Food, AmCham medium to patron level members were invited to celebrate the 238th anniversary of Independence of United States of American on a Jazz Night event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.
Strengthening the cooperation between regional countries plays a crucial role in the creation of opportunities that enable the elimination of any barrier, trade barrier or any other economic barriers, the elimination and improvement of which would impact considerably the economic development of all regional countries. Moreover, by eliminating barriers, developing a free economy, creating a strategy for empowering the private sector and attracting foreign direct investments, are only some of the objectives which can be achieved through regional meetings of American Chambers of Commerce, which can serve as an excellent opportunity towards strengthening the inter-regional economic cooperation.
"The creation of an effective way of communicating with businesses is essential since only with the help and continuous cooperation with the business community, the business environment could improve". This was the conclusion drawn in today's Breakfast for Executives with the Director of Kosovo Customs, Lulzim Rafuna, which was hosted by AmCham member company, Elkos.
A private-sector-led economic growth and an increased public-private dialogue are two elements that are in the focus of activities and advocacy efforts of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, particularly in the years after the declaration of country’s independence. AmCham Kosovo has underlined the importance of strengthening of the private sector that would enable the resolution of many social and economic challenges that Kosovo is facing, in terms of unemployment, lack of investments, overwhelming trade deficit etc. Nevertheless, the country continues to face various important challenges, that can only be tackled through a constructive dialogue between the public sector, business community, and the civil society. Mechanisms such as the National Council on Economic Development have created a good platform for further enhancement of this dialogue.