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AmCham Georgia Annual Report 2013






Capital Bank
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Duty Free Georgia LLC
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Geomill LLC
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Mr. Guthrie, Jarred
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Mr. Bagirov, Emin
Visiting Member





BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd.




Exxon Azerbaijan Ltd.




PricewaterhouseCoopers




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Joint Meeting of CLT and CSR Committees

Friday, October 17, 2014

The AmCham Commercial Law and Tax (CLT) Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee held joint meeting on Friday, 17th October. The members discussed issues regarding legislative initiatives for the stimulation of charitable giving from corporations. Currently some legal initiatives from NGO side have been frozen from government. One of the reasons of it is that, legislative project considers number of amendments in tax code of Georgia, which is very complicated procedure. The issue will be further discussed by CSR committee with member companies to identify problems which they have faced regarding charitable giving.

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AmCham Youth Leadership Program’s first session on lobbyism and government relations

Monday, October 13, 2014

On October 13 AmCham Youth Leadership Program participants attended the first mentorship session led by British American Tobacco’s Zviad Skhvitaridze who spoke about government relations, lobbyism and its specificities in the Caucasus.

During his lecture, Zviad explained to students the peculiarities of lobbyism in the region, history behind it and efforts companies use to achieve the desired results. Zviad also discussed the importance of established contacts in the government for successful lobbying and the challenges companies face in this effort due to frequent government reshuffles. Zviad brought in a lot of real times examples that made the session even more interesting and engaging.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Defense Minister Irakli Alasania: Security neccessary for economy, future middle class

Monday, October 13, 2014

Defense Minister Irakli Alasania told AmCham members security is key to providing the country with a stable and prosperous future during the Chamber's October roundtable meeting at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on October 13.

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

AmCham members meet President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

“[I want to say] thank you to American Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event and for the activities you have been doing in Georgia for years,” said President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili in his address to AmCham members at an official luncheon meeting hosted by the Chamber on October 7 at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel.

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AmCham meets with stakeholders to review draft Law on Ag Land Ownership

Monday, October 06, 2014

October 6th – the Chairs of the AmCham Agribusiness committee and Commercial Law and Tax Committee met this morning with Ombudsman Giorgi Gakharia and his Deputy, the Head of the Association of Banks of Georgia, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association, and Transparency International to discuss the draft amendments to the law on foreign ownership of Agricultural Land.

The group discussed and agreed on positions on several key issues in the draft law and will be conveying the position to the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Justice in the next few days. For more information please contact the AmCham office.

Agribusiness and Commercial Law and Tax Joint Committee Meeting

AmCham AgriBusiness and CLT committee jointly review draft amendments on foreign ownership of Ag Land

Friday, September 26, 2014

At the Sept 26th meeting, the committee discussed the most recent draft amendments to the law. Based on committee agreement, AmCham contacted several government officials requesting a delay of introduction of the bill in Parliament until the business community and other stakeholders had time to give thoughtful input and comments. AmCham continues to oppose over reaching restrictions on foreign ownership of agricultural land, and will continue to give constructive input on any proposed restrictions and welcome member input towards this process.

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AmCham Launches its Youth Leadership Program

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Energy, Mining & Utilities Committee Meeting

Friday, September 19, 2014

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AmCham Back to Buisiness Poolside Party at Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, September 2014

(posted on Oct-15-2014)

AGH, VSC and GTC collaborate to benefit banks and SME agencies in Georgia - Alliance Group Press Release 10.10.2014

(posted on Oct-10-2014)

Grant Thornton named Employer of the Year by International Accounting Bulletin

(posted on Sep-25-2014)

PMCG: Economic Outlook and Indicators, Issue #29, 19.09.2014

(posted on Sep-22-2014)

Otar Kipshidze will take over as Managing Partner of the Tbilisi office of DLA Piper

(posted on Sep-15-2014)

PwC Georgia Times (Issue #6, 12 September 2014)

(posted on Sep-12-2014)

BDO Tax Newsletter (#7, August, 2014)

(posted on Sep-12-2014)

BRATING - One More New Project from BIA! - Alliance Group Press Release 09.09.2014

(posted on Sep-09-2014)

Deloitte - Tax and Legal News, August 2014

(posted on Sep-05-2014)

Doing business in Georgia 2014 (Commercial guide for investors) by Grant Thornton

(posted on Sep-01-2014)