AmCham Presidents meeting Brussels

AmCham Logo copyAmCham Presidents Meeting Brussels 3rd March 2010

The first ever gathering of AmCham Presidents in Europe and EurAsia was held at the AmCham EU premises in Brussels on 3rd March 2010. This meeting will be chaired by John Vassallo, Chair of AmCham EU and the objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Build more effective relationships between the different Chambers in the ECACC network at the Presidential level
  • Explore the priorities of the European Union and how AmChams can collectively push for optimal business conditions for US companies throughout Europe
  • Look for further opportunities for cooperation between AmChams in 2010 and beyond, to benefit all our member companiesAmCham Malta was represented by its President Mr. Pierre Attard.

America’s growth in the decade ahead

America’s growth in the decade ahead

Although the strength of the US economy in 2010 remains uncertain, it is important to look ahead to its likely performance in the coming decade. The rise of GDP over the next 10 years will reflect the very positive effect of the eventual recovery from the current deep downturn, combined with a below-trend rise in the economy’s potential output at full employment. When I add up all the key components, I conclude that the coming decade’s annual growth is likely to be about 1.9 per cent, roughly the same as the average rate over the past 10 years – more here

AmCham Malta write to US Senators urging ratification of Double Taxation Treaty

AmCham Logo copyAm-Cham Malta
The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta
c/o The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta VLT05
Malta.
Tel: 00356 21 247233 Fax: 00356 21 245223 www.amcham-malta.org

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8th December 2009

Support for the Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the USA and Malta

Dear Senator Kerry,

The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta writes to inform you of our active support in favour of the ratification of the Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the United States of America and Malta.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta represents companies and individuals having US- investment and US-business interests in Malta.

In your capacity as member of the US Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, we strongly invite you to favourably consider supporting the ratification of said Treaty, presently under review within your Committee.

Over the decades, Malta and the USA have enjoyed a strong political and business relationship. However, we firmly believe that the ratification of the Treaty by Senate will strengthen even further this relationship and open new opportunities of bilateral commercial cooperation between our respective countries, to the benefit of all.

On behalf of all members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Malta who would have liked to write to you directly, we look forward to the timely ratification of the Treaty.

We thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation and with optimism look forward to implementing the ideals set forth in the Treaty which will bear positive economic fruits once ratified and implemented.

Cordially Yours,

Dr Anton Tabone
President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Malta
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US Ambassador reiterates message on interfaith understanding to Maltese and American educators

Newly appointed US ambassador to Malta Douglas Kmiec reiterated his message on interfaith dialogue to Maltese and American education policy-makers earlier this week during the Invitational International Seminar on Schooling (IISS) organised in Malta by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) – more here

 

October 2009 – January – October

1st October – Malta jurisdiction showcased in New York – Regular promotion is imperative – here

22nd September – AmCham Malta organises high-profile seminar in New York City – here

4th September – US Ambassador designate to Malta pays a courtesy visit to Malta’s ambassador to the US – here

4th September – Hubert Humphries Fellowships – here

11th August – Malta’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Tonio Borg reviews Malta’s evolving Mediterranean outreach in an interview with Vanya Walker-Leigh – here

11th August – US Embassy nominates Westin Dragonara Resort for corporate excellence – here

3rd July – White House announces ambassador to Malta – here

17th June  – AmCham Malta attends the annual ECACC Washington Transatlantic Business Conference – here

2nd June – Congressional reception hosted by the Honeywell Corporation in their prestigious building on Constitutional Avenue DC – here

14th May  – Tapping into Obama’s stimulus package – here

8th May – US President Barack Obama recently launched a $787bn stimulus package – here

4th May – How can Maltese companies tap into Obama’s $787bn stimulus package? – here

23rd April – ECACC Conference to convene in Malta – here

8th March – Fedex Malta partner signs deal on freight to US – here

2nd February – Ambassador Molly Bordanaro term of office in Malta coming to and end – farewell speech by Dr Anton Tabone President of AmCham Malta – here

14th January – The state of Malta-US affairs by Dr Anton Tabone – here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 American Chambers of Commerce in Malta for annual meeting

AmCham Malta – the American Chamber of Commerce in Malta – is hosting the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce to their annual fall meeting at the Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s, between Wednesday and Friday next week.

The theme of the conference, at which over 25 European AmChams will be represented, will be ‘Crisis Management: Strategies for Survival’.

Delegates will be addressed by ECACC chairman Stephen Brugger, AmCham Malta chairman Anton Tabone, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg and Finance Minister Tonio Fenech – more here

ECACC Malta Meeting comes to a successful conclusion

AmCham Logo copyAm-Cham Malta,
The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta,
c/o The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta VLT05,
Malta.
Tel: 00356 21 247233 Fax: 00356 21 245223 www.amcham-malta.org

ECACC Malta Meeting comes to a successful conclusion

The European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC) held its Fall meeting in Malta between the 14th and the 16th of October 2009, after AmCham Malta won an international bid amongst ECACC members to host the conference here.

The conference, entitled “Crises Management: Strategies for Survival”, was held at the Hotel Westin Dragonara in St Julian’s.

On Wednesday 14th October, a reception was held at the private residence of The Ambassador of the United States to Malta, H.E. Douglas W. Kmiec in Attard. The reception was attended by Mr Thomas Yeager, Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy, the board members of AmCham Malta, Anton Tabone, James Satariano, Pierre Attard, Alfred Cuschieri, Denis Gatt, Marco Frazier and Simon Lee Barberi, Executive Secretary, The Hon. Tonio Fenech, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investments, the Hon Leo Brincat and the Hon Charles Mangion and members from the Maltese business community including Dr Arthur Galea Salomone, Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange, Mr Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of Finance Malta and Dr. Tonio Depasquale, CEO of Bank of Valletta.

Thursday 15th October saw the official opening of the conference with introductory speeches by Stephen Brugger, Chairman of ECACC and Anton Tabone, President of AmCham Malta.

The speeches were followed by a Lateral Thinking session by Professor Edward Debono. Attending this special event was a number of AmCham Malta members, The Ambassador of the United States to Malta, H.E. Douglas Kmiec, Mr Thomas Yeager and Dr John Vassallo, President of AmCham EU and Vice President of Microsoft Europe.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon Tonio Borg, hosted the delegation to a lunch reception at Palazzo Parisio in Valletta. ECACC members had the chance to personally exchange views with the Hon Minister Borg who welcomed the delegates to Malta.

An afternoon session was organised with the participation of Peter Meli of Malta Enterprise who presented the ECACC members with an overview of opportunities and incentives for doing business in Malta.

The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investments, the Hon Tonio Fenech, hosted the delegates, AmCham Malta board members and high ranking

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representatives from Malta Enterprise and Finance Malta to a networking dinner at the spectacular Notre Dame Gate in Vittoriosa.

The conference came to a close on the 16th October with a Best Practices session amongst ECACC members and a showcase of the Business Balance Scoreboard by ENERGS managing director Gerald Strickland.

A sightseeing tour of the Grand Harbour by dghajsa, the War Museum in Birgu and Fort Rinella rounded up the program.

Malta Enterprise co-sponsored the Conference.