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AmCham Georgia Annual Report 2013






Capital Bank
Corporate B Member



Duty Free Georgia LLC
Corporate B Member




San Diego State University - Georgia
Non-Profit Member



Ms. Bushyhead, Patuna
Individual Member



Mr. Guthrie, Jarred
Visiting Member



Mr. Bagirov, Emin
Visiting Member





BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd.




Exxon Azerbaijan Ltd.




PricewaterhouseCoopers




TBSC Consulting




UGT






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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

In October, 2014 AmCham Georgia launches our Youth Leadership Program to support best practices for future business leaders in Georgia.

This unique pilot program brings 20-30 top students from AmCham member universities into a program of mentorship with some of the leading business representatives in Georgia. The mentors will lead interactive workshops for these students giving advice on international best practices in the Georgian context in areas such as intellectual property rights, time management, presentation skills, conflict resolution, business communications and more.

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Energy, Mining & Utilities Committee Meeting

Friday, September 19, 2014

AmCham Energy Mining and Utilities (EMU) committee, chaired by Frontera Resources’ Levan Bakhutashvili met today to discuss two major issues that negatively affect the development of upstream oil sector in Georgia: VAT exemption under the Price Sharing Agreement (PSA) for upstream companies and the eminent domain legislation. The committee members agreed that the issue with VAT is a legislative process and that Tax Code of Georgia should be amended to make sure the VAT exemptions are synchronized with PSA. The committee members will be joining their efforts to draft changes to the Tax Code to submit them with the Ministry of Energy and further discussion.

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AmCham Back to Buisiness Poolside Party at Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On September 17 AmCham hosted its back to business happy hour for its members and partners at the Holiday Inn poolside. The happy hour was attended by more than 90 business people who were welcomed by AmCham President Sarah Williamson. Ms. Williamson briefly outlined the Chamber's plans for the rest of the year and informed members about the upcoming high level meetings AmCham will be holding with government officials.

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AmCham Business Roundtable

Thursday, September 11, 2014

AmCham hosted a regular roundtable meeting with US Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland in the Courtyard Marriott hotel on September 11. The meeting was attended by more than 100 members. Ambassador Norland provided members with an Embassy perspective on local, regional and global issues of importance including a roundup of the NATO summit in Wales and the subsequent visit of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Ambassador also relayed thoughts and information on the unrest in Ukraine, the situation with ISIS and how the U.S. and its partners, including Georgia, are dealing with these issues. Following the talk, members had an engaging Q&A session with the Ambassador.

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Meeting with State Minister for Diaspora Issues

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

AmCham President Sarah Williamson and Executive Director Amy Denman met with State Minister for Diaspora Issues Gela Dumbadze. Ms. Nina Matiashvili, Advisor for Economic and Commercial Issues also attended the meeting.

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AmCham Members Only Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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AmCham Members meet the Representatives of Public Service Development Agency

AmCham advises members to take steps for residence permits before August 1st and offers support to members to facilitate questions.

Monday, July 07, 2014

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CLT Committee Meeting

Commercial Law and Tax Committee discusses Ag Land ruling and changes to the tax code.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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AMCHAM EVENTS


AmCham members meeting with President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili.


Influence of country’s security on the development of economic development - AmCham members meet Mr. Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defense of Georgia. For details please contact AmCham office.


AmCham General Assembly - Elections of Board and Officers. For details please contact AmCham office.

OTHER EVENTS

Octoberfest Back in Tbilisi at Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel


International Arbitration Conference at Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel, Tbilisi


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)