AmCham’s policy work is our flagship benefit reserved exclusively for our members and deals with issues of utmost relevance to our membership. AmCham’s policy work relies on expertise of our members who work towards finding solutions to obstacles to doing business in Croatia.
The most important goal is to make sure that AmCham’s members have the opportunity to participate in the political process and contribute to the development of the Croatian economy and society as a whole. AmCham's policy advocacy activities are primarily conducted through expert Committees and Task Forces formed by AmCham’s members. Position papers are the main format through which AmCham represents the views and recommendations of its members. They are the first and key step of each policy advocacy initiative, which includes meetings with Government ministers and officials, events targeted at main stakeholders, media coverage of main recommendations etc.
KEY TOPICS & PRIORITIES
Competitive business environment
•FDI • Reducing taxation and administrative burden for businesses • Smart Regulation • Efficient judiciary system • Efficient Public Administration • Labour market • Croatia and US: Visa waiver program and double taxation • Fair public procurement based on the MEAT Criteria
•Digital transformation • Internet of Things • Artificial intelligence • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) • Cyber security • E-Government
•Affordable, sustainable and innovative healthcare system
•Innovations, digitalization and digital transformation in healthcare
•Cross-border collaboration, including fintech, ICT, pharmaceuticals, medtech, and cancer research
•Implementation of data science and AI in healthcare environment
•Intellectual property rights • Compliance and risk management • Data and information security • Anti-corruption • Diversity and inclusion
•Environment, energy efficiency and climate change • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) • Responsible sourcing • E-mobility and Smart Cities
Committee is a working group formed around a certain policy topic and continuously works on specific issues as per its Annual Policy Plan.
Task force is formed based on a single policy issue and it is dissolved when the issue has been resolved.
AmCham’s vision is to be the leading business association contributing to a strong and competitive business environment in Croatia, as well as growing transatlantic cooperation. This can only be achieved by playing a major role in Croatian policy-making.
Since 1998, AmCham Croatia represents business interests of American, international as well as Croatian companies. With more than 300 members, employing over 91.000 people, we are the voice of international business in Croatia. We are the first choice of international companies for policy advocacy in Croatia.Join us now