The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania has five active committees as part of its organizational structure. Each of them has its own specialty and discussion topics, and it consists of the Committee Chairperson, Deputy Chair and Members.
Chaired by President, Mark Crawford of Aksioner International Securities Brokerage
AmCham’s CEO Forum consists of top executives of AmCham’s presidential member companies. It aims to get their thoughts on all lobbying matters AmCham is pursuing.
The forum engages in all important meetings with senior representatives from the government and international organizations as part of the chamber’s institutional and public commitment. It also aims to ensure the smooth running of the chamber’s policies.
Tax & Customs Committee
Chaired by Alketa Uruçi of BOGA & Associates
This Committee shall aim to monitor and analyze important changes and developments in the tax legislation. It shall seek not only to inform members of changes, mainly related to the tax, in a timely manner, but also to contribute with expertise to the legislation. It shall further engage with the Customs authorities to streamline procedures and controls with the goal of reducing red-tape and costs for the members. It shall collaborate closely with the other Committees as well.
Labor & Ethics Committee
Chaired by Roden Pajaj of Deloitte Albania
This Committee shall aim to deal with issues related to HR management, compliance with working regulations and legislation, Labor Code, HSE, Code of Ethics, Anticorruption practices, and more. This Committee will engage actively on issues pertaining to Ethics in Business and it shall cooperate with other entities to this end as well. It shall collaborate closely with the other Committees as well.
Regulatory, Legal & IPR Committee
Chaired by Kledi Kodra of Grant Thornton
This Committee shall aim to interface with the regulatory bodies and monitor their practices. It shall aim to contribute to an adequate legal framework, by providing input and recommendations to the relevant institutions. It shall inform and educate members on legislation development in a timely manner, by developing quarterly legal briefs. The Committee shall also lobby, raise awareness and charter strategies on IPR-related issues. Public Procurement processes and procedures will also be covered by this Committee. It shall collaborate closely with the other Committees as well.
Investment & Trade Committee
Chaired by Adrian Shehu of TCN
Enhancing investments and trade are the key goals of AmCham. Thus, this Committee shall focus on the facilitation of trade and investments, be they domestic or FDIs, and the improvement of the business climate. It shall contribute to and monitor the AmCham Business.