American Chamber

U.S. Chamber Welcomes U.S.- EU Privacy Shield Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2016 - U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield pact, which succeeds the Safe Harbor agreement struck down last year:

 

“The Chamber applauds U.S. and EU officials for reaching a revised U.S.-EU data transfer agreement protecting the ability of companies to move data across the Atlantic while providing a high standard of data protection for citizens. This is critical not just to so-called Internet companies but to firms of all sizes and sectors in Europe and the U.S. Failure could have prevented firms from carrying out basic business functions such as paying employees or interacting with customers in more than one market.

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Opportunities and challenges of the new fiscal package

Prishtina, February 2, 2016 – Deloitte Kosovo in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, organized a workshop to present the opportunities and challenges of the new fiscal package, where in addition to the panel comprised of Deloitte staff, representatives of AmCham Kosovo and Tax Administration of Kosovo, the event was also attended by representatives of businesses in Kosovo. The purpose of this presentation was to directly inform the finance representatives of the participating companies in this event, regarding the issues and ambiguities that exist since the entry into force of the new fiscal package.

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The first ' Morning Coffee at AmCham' event organized

Prishtina, January 29, 2016 - With the aim of creating a platform for small businesses to have the opportunity to discuss their issues directly with representatives of relevant institutions and organizations, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo for the first time has started organizing the event ‘Morning Coffee at AmCham’.

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PPRC supports inclusion of arbitration clauses in public procurement agreements

Prishtina, January 28, 2016 – In order to discuss the option of selecting arbitration as a dispute resolution method for disputes arising out of public procurement agreements, as well as the advantages that arise with this strategy of solving these disputes, American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized the roundtable ‘Arbitrating disputes arising out of public procurement agreements’. In addition to AmCham members, the roundtable was attended by Safet Hoxha, Chairman of the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission, Njomëza Zejnullahu, Arbitrator at the AmCham Kosovo Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, Ardi Shita, Secretary General of AmCham Board of Governors and Anjezë Gojani, Secretary General of AmCham Alternative Dispute Resolution Center.

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The report on employment perspectives in the construction sector was presented

Prishtina, January 27, 2016 – On behalf of the EYE project – Enhancing Youth Employment, American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a meeting with relevant stakeholders to discuss the findings of the report “Market assessment of the construction sector: employment prospects for youth”. More than 40 representatives of construction companies and other sectors with interest in the topic, including AmCham members, associations, architects, as well as representatives of public and private institutions gave their contribution by providing ideas and recommendations regarding future steps that need to be undertaken and activities to be organized with the aim of preparing the youth with required skills for the labor market, especially for the specific sectors, such as construction.

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