26. April. 2017. | 11:06

Meeting between American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and northern Kosovo business representatives

On 25th of April, NGO Aktiv organized the meeting between American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and northern Kosovo businesses representatives. Nineteen business representatives from four northern municipalities have attended the meeting, MrVisar Hapciu Policy and Government Relations Manager and Mr Lorik Hoxha, Finance Officer took part in the meeting on behalf of American Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Hapciu has presented the structure of American Chamber of Commerce worldwide, as well as Kosovo based office. After presenting AmCham mission, the focus was on specific actions and efforts taken for improving the doing business environment in Kosovo. American Chamber was particularly active in creating policies with concrete solutions for the most common problems businesses are facing in Kosovo, especially in the sector of manufacture, trade, and services. American Chamber of Commerce is particularly engaged in advocating the interest of businesses using formal mechanisms such as National Council for Economic development. It was explained, using concrete examples, how this mechanism led to the improvement of the business environment. The meeting had significant meaning since it was the first time AmCham representatives had direct communication with northern Kosovo business representatives and had the opportunity to get familiarized with the situation in northern Kosovo and gain a deeper understanding of the everyday challenges in the North.

Modalities for future collaboration were identified as well as means of communication.

The meeting was organized as part of the project Enhancing cooperation between northern Kosovo businesses and the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce which is supported by USA Embassy in Kosovo.