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Promoting the position of American businesses invested in Europe on EU policy issues to a wider audience through the media is a vital part of AmCham EU's work. We strive to provide media with timely and pertinent information. Press relaeses are continually published throughout the year on topics ranging from trade to climate change, and financial services.

Press release

  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can be impetus for further trade liberalisation

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Trade & External Affairs
    The entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) today is a welcome development that will help boost global trade and confirms the value of specific multilateral agreements. It will simplify international import and export procedures, reduce the cost related to customs formalities and transit requirements and will be particularly important to help developing economies better compete and participate in the global marketplace. Trade facilitation has become even more relevant in a rapidly growing international e-commerce market, allowing local micro, small and medium sized business to scale up.
  • Single Market adds 3.6 million jobs annually

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Single Market Task Force
    A new study finds that the Single Market adds 3.6 million jobs and boosts the EU’s GDP by 1.7% or approximately €250 billion annually. The study which was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) features a country-by-country analysis revealing that each EU Member State has benefited from the Single Market. It also shows that increasing trade in services among EU countries and breaking down remaining barriers would bring additional gains to citizens and businesses. 
  • Data Economy initiatives: A missed opportunity to foster the data-driven economy

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Digital Economy
    The data-driven economy brings tremendous benefits to our societies and is critical to every sector of the industry. With data, a farmer can grow crops more sustainably; a hospital can deliver improved care for patients; and businesses can continuously improve their products to the benefit of consumers. Public policy needs to promote investment and innovation in these new services.
  • MeetingPackage.com wins AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) and Junior Achievement Europe (JA Europe) are pleased to announce that MeetingPackage.com, a Finnish start-up, is the winner of the 2016 AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. MeetingPackage.com is an online platform dedicated to the booking of meeting rooms. It allows users to compare various meeting venues and prices at a glance.
  • Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) proposal - AmCham EU raises concerns about two-stage approach

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    EU Tax
    The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) welcomes several elements of the European Commission’s Corporate Tax Reform Package. AmCham EU has consistently supported measures to strengthen the Single Market, including administrative simplification, greater incentives for innovative activity, and better dispute resolution, in conjunction with the elimination of opportunities for aggressive tax planning. However, the proposed two-stage CCCTB gives rise to serious concerns, and may turn out to be a serious negative for investment into Europe.

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