SME Chamber participated during a conference by the Malta Sustainability Forum organised by APS Bank
17 November 2022
The discussion focused on the Voluntary Occupational Retirement Pension SME Chamber Vice President, Michael Galea,...
Imports from developing countries- more predictable
Companies importing from developing countries are now on safer ground. The Commission has announced the extension of the current Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) by two years to the end of 2013. The rules will remain unchanged, with one possible (advantageous) exception: Pakistan may be granted tariff-free imports under the so-called "GSP plus". The extension will give Commission, Parliament and member states time to formulate a new scheme and to publish details a year in advance.
Antidumping: New Treaty – new decision-making rules?
From December 2009, the European Parliament has had co-decision rights on international trade matters. However, special decision-making rules which omit the EP, and which include rules on EU trade defence instruments, continue to be valid. European institutions must now decide whether and how the rules should be changed. The Commission believes this is their sole decision, but some political groups in the Parliament believe they should also have a role. The debate is expected to be long and intense.
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).