American Chamber

Improvement of fiscal environment necessary for stimulation of local production

Pristina, 25 May, 2015 – Lack of fiscal incentives, unstable power supply, difference in electricity tariffs during summer and winter, labor market skills gaps, non-functional economic zones, are some of the main barriers hindering the development of competitive position of the manufacturing enterprises in Kosovo. These barriers were identified during a roundtable organized by the Manufacturing Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, the panel of which comprised of Mërgim Prishtina from Trepharm company, also Chairperson of the Manufacturing Committee, Bedri Kosumi from Pestova company, Kujtim Gjevori from Scampa company, and Lulzim Mustafa from Fluidi company.  » Read more



Businesses should become aware on the importance of combating informality in employment

Prishtina, May 6, 2015 – Provision of employment contracts for employees and the proper implementation of the laws on safety and health at work are mandatory preconditions for the development of businesses in an ethical and sustainable manner. This was the key message from the roundtable organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo with the Chief Inspector of Labor, Basri Ibrahimi, where member companies of different sectors had the opportunity to discuss different labor related matters.

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AmCham’s “Economy Fast Forward” conference as a platform for public-private dialogue

 

Prishtina, April 29 2015- The proper fighting of corruption is the main prerequisite to increasing the dynamics of economic development of the country. This was the main message of yesterday’s conference of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, titled “Economy Fast Forward”, which aimed at increasing the cooperation between public sector institutions and the private sector, and at discussing policies that needs to be adopted for creating a better doing business environment in the country. In addition to the keynote speeches of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Isa Mustafa, and Her Excellency, Ms. Tracey Ann Jacobson, US Ambassador to Prishtina, the conference was attended by Mr. Avdullah Hoti, Minister of Finance, Mr. Hajredin Kuçi, Minister of Justice, Mr. Jan Peter Olters, Head of World Bank office in Kosovo, Mr. Lulzim Rafuna, Director of Kosovo Customs, Mr. Behxhet Haliti, Director of Tax Administration of Kosovo, Mr. Enver Peci, Head of Kosovo Judicial Council, Mr. Fejzullah Hasani, Head of the Supreme Court, and many representatives of various state and international institutions. 

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AmCham organized a roundtable on Corporate Governance

Prishtina, April 17, 2015 - The implementation of the corporate governance best practices, including the exact defining of the businesses’ strategic plan, clarification of roles between management and owners of the company, defining roles and responsibilities at work, are only some of the key factors which have an impact in increasing the performance and profitability of a business. These were the conclusions arising from the roundtable organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo on the role and importance of corporate governance.

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AmCham Kosovo organized a roundtable on Combating Corruption

Prishtina, April 10, 2015 – The creation and implementation of an adequate legal framework, the rule of law through strengthening the legal mechanisms, the mutual cooperation between organizations, institutions, and citizens, the agenda of specific actions in this regard, the increased transparency and efficiency of public procurement and the elimination of monopolies, are considered as some of the main ways for eradicating and reducing corruption. This conclusion emerged from the discussions at the round table organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo on the Impact of Corruption on Economic Development.

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