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Three AmCham Members Receive Philanthropy Awards

Three AmCham member companies received Philanthropy Awards “OKO”, organized by HORUS Macedonia, in the following categories: “Large enterprise” award for corporate philanthropy for 2020, received by Komercijalna Banka; “Large enterprise” award for corporate philanthropy for 2019, received by EVN; and “Small enterprise” award for corporate philanthropy for 2019, received by Ecotip. The “OKO” Philanthropy Awards […]

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OKTA Grants Five Scholarships For Postgraduates At UKIM

OKTA granted five scholarships to postgraduate students at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. On this occasion, the awarded students were invited to OKTA premises in Skopje, where they had a meeting with OKTA’s CEO, Mr. Vuk Radovic. These scholarships are part of the Okta’s program “New Generation”, which is conducted five years in a […]

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Stopanska Banka Celebrates “Savings Day” With Green Action

To mark the World Savings Day, Stopanska Banka AD Skopje organized so-called “green action” that will contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment. It was a two-day campaign aimed to attract the general public, especially the youngest ones. On this occasion, Stopanska Banka AD wanted to remind the community and pay tribute to their “Vozi […]

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The Customs Administration Introduces Final Version of National Single Window Blueprint

AmCham attended a presentation for the National Single Window Blueprint, organized by the Customs Administration, who are also the leading agency and coordinator of the activities in this project. The Blueprint represents a roadmap for the establishment and implementation of a National Single Window System. The Blueprint has been prepared within the Project to develop and […]

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AmCham Held Its 21st General Assembly

Roughly 60 member representatives attended the 21st AmCham General Assembly, that was held on October 29th, 2021. On this occasion, more details were provided about the AmCham three-year strategy set for the period 2021-2023, as well as the activities that marked the past 12 months. The event was opened by the AmCham President, Ms. Maja Filipceva, […]

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ACE Creative Network Award 2021

The annual ACE Best Practices Conference 2021 took place online from 13th to 15th October, attended by over 40 AmCham’s within the Amchams in Europe Network.  Apart from the regular Board Meeting and the Annual Benchmark Survey review, the network elected this years winner of the Creative Network Award.  The project “Boardroom Discussion: Digital Transformation from […]

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Healthcare and Pharmacy Working Group Meeting On October 19, 2021

The Healthcare and Pharmacy Working Group held its third meeting on October 19th, 2021. The working group has continued working on their Action Plan, defining concrete actions for achieving the goals of the group. Albeit the complexity of the healthcare system in the country, amplified by the multi-year delay in addressing issues of the greatest […]

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Digital Transformation Committee Meeting On October 18, 2021

The Digital Transformation Committee held its meeting on October 18th, 2021. The primary goal of the meeting was the retrospection of past activities and planning future actions of the Committee. Activities related to the upcoming new law on digitalization and registries were the focus of the meeting, emphasizing the planned establishment of a Digital Agency […]

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Call for Establishing Taxation Working Group

Dear Members, With this call, AmCham would like to emphasize its commitment to the advocacy role and invite you to join the Taxation Working Group. The Working Group’s General Mission will be to contribute to the creation of a modern, stable, and predictable tax framework by representing the business interests of members in shaping the […]

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Call For Establishing ESG Committee

Dear Members, AmCham’s role as a harbinger of change is an integral part of our advocacy activities and with this call, we would like to emphasize it by inviting you to join the ESG Committee – the first knowledge-sharing platform of this type in the country. ESG is the acronym for Environmental, Social and Governance, […]

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Gemak Trade Marks 30 Years Since Its Founding

This year, Gemak Trade marks 30 years since its founding, as one of the most successful companies for import and distribution, with a widespread distribution network of 90% of the entire country. For the past three decades, Gemak has continuously invested in new brands and innovative approaches, contributing to its growth, development and success, which […]

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OKTA Donates Traffic Accessibility Devices For The Visually Impaired

On the occasion of October 15 – World White Cane Day, OKTA signed a memorandum of cooperation with the National Union of the Blind of the Republic of North Macedonia, with which the company will donate 50 accessible pedestrian signals, contributing to easier community integration of the visually impaired individuals. The devices will be installed […]

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AmCham President Speaks At International Regional Summit On Labor Markets & Investor Experiences

INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL SUMMIT ON LABOR MARKETS AND INVESTOR EXPERIENCES The International Regional Summit on Labor Markets and Investor experiences was held on June 10th with the main objective of bringing together CEE companies, organizations, and chambers of commerce to create business opportunities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and North Macedonia on their way towards EU accession. Among […]

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Q&A Session With The Personal Data Protection Agency

On June 14th, we held the first Q&A Session with the Personal Data Protection Agency of North Macedonia. The purpose of this session was to clarify all issues regarding the procedures and legal obligations that apply to controllers and processors of personal data, in accordance with the new Law on Personal Data Protection, as well […]

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Welcome To Our New Member- Varus

It is with pleasure that we share that VARUS Macedonia has become the newest AmCham member. Varus with its affiliates is a vertically integrated company in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, reagents, laboratory supplies, and laboratory equipment founded in 1990. Through its established network of companies, Varus is a partner of healthcare workers […]

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Second Q&A Session With The State Labor Inspectorate

Another successful Q&A session has been held with representatives from the State labor Inspectorate. Following the 1st session held on March 30, AmCham organized another Q&A Session due to increased interest from members. The representatives from the State Labor Inspectorate answered a multitude of questions supplied by member companies that range from the interpretation of […]

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AmCham Joins The Workgroup For Law On Donations & Sponsorships

On May 12th, AmCham held its first consultative meeting with its members to discuss the invite received by the Ministry of Law to join a new workgroup with a focus on the new draft Law on Sponsorships and Donations.Following this initiative, AmCham established its own workgroup and proposed a representative for the workgroup within the […]

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Public Debate On AntiCorruption And Grey Economy

AmCham’s long-standing stance for the elimination of corruption and the grey economy was brought forth on the Anticorruption and Grey Economy Public debate, held by the Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi and the Deputy Prime Minister for Fight against Corruption and Crime, for Sustainable Development and Human Resources, Mr. Ljupco Nikolovski. In order to have […]

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John Decker On The First 100 Days Of The Biden Administration

President Joe Biden entered the White House with an expansive agenda that includes controlling the coronavirus pandemic, stimulating economic recovery, and overhauling climate policy. Veteran White House Correspondent Jon Decker gave us a status report and provide an analysis of what to expect moving forward. Decker emphasized the key administrative policy priorities that president Biden […]

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Tax Reform Strategy 2025 Public Debate

AmCham North Macedonia participated in the public debate hosted by Minister of Finance Mr. Fatmir Besimi regarding the Tax Reform Strategy for 2021-2025 and the Taxation Action plan for 2021. AmCham’s President, Ms. Maja Filipcheva conveyed the importance of combating the grey economy, which would in turn result in the fair collection of tax revenues […]

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Digital Transformation Committee Meeting on March 26, 2021

Members of the Digital Transformation Committee (DT) held its regular meeting on March 26, 2021, to review their past activities (January – March 2021) related to series of educational events to provide general aspects of collaboration in the DT processes and to determine their next steps for the Q2 and Q3 of this year with […]

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Welcome To Our Newest Member – CaSys

International Card Systems AD Skopje (CaSys), is an independent processor that offers services to banks, financial and payment institutions and other parties in the field of payment card operations, e-commerce and digital payment channels, without territorial restrictions. The company operates on highly sophisticated and proven technologies for processing and personalization services. Human resources in the […]

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Career Opportunity – AmCham Policy Manager

AmCham North Macedonia is a business organization representing companies of all sizes across every sector of the economy by sharing their voice in promoting a sustainable, predictable, and competitive business landscape through advocacy and events as well as sharing best practices. AmCham North Macedonia is an accredited member of The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and […]

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New Member – Industry Service

Industry Service LLC – Skopje is a family company founded in 2002, specialized in industrial catering and organized nutrition for the needs of large industrial facilities in the country. The company also provides conceptual design solutions for companies who wish to have their own kitchen facilities, as well as catering services for corporate events. In the […]

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Kemet Electronics Expands Its Factory

With an investment of 10 million euros, the American company “Kemet Electronics” expands the capacity of the factory in the industrial zone Skopje 1. A new line is made for automatic production of car capacitors, a new production hall, a Center for research and development of new capacitors, and a room for testing new materials. […]

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450 Product Packages Donated To Health Workers By Vitaminka

Vitaminka donates product packages for 450 health workers from the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje, Stip and Prilep, which are directly involved in the everyday fight against Covid-19. Each health worker from these public health institutions received a package of products from Vitaminka and a package of Brilliant oil on the eve of the Easter […]

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BiМilk Donates 1 Ton of Milk To SOS Children’s Village

Over the years BiМilk has been a dedicated supporter of SOS Children’s Village through various humanitarian activates aimed at ensuring each child has a warm home. This Easter, BiMilk made a commitment to donate 1 ton of their vitamin-enriched chocolate milk over the coming months to the SOS Children’s Village. During the delivery of the […]

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Halkbank Becomes A Supporter of The Priceless Planet Coalition

Mastercard and Halkbank AD Skopje are proud to announce the latest Priceless Planet action, a platform that unites corporative commitments for a healthier planet and enables significant investments into protecting and improving our environment. Halkbank AD Skopje in cooperation with its Priceless Planet partners is to take part in the commitment of restoring 100 million trees all around […]

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Ecotip’s BlueAir Purifier Eliminates Airborne Covis-19 Particles

Leading air purifier brand BlueAir has recently announced that independent tests of the Blueair Health Protect 7400 have confirmed that it completely removes live coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from the air. Thus, the air purifier Blueair Health Protect is officially the first in the world that has been proven to destroy the live coronavirus from indoor air. […]

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Initiative For Supporting Women Entrepreneurs by Motivi

Being a successful entrepreneur these days can mean many things, but most of all it requires a high degree of ambition and a positive result. As more and more women gain strength and courage to accomplish their own business ideas, they become an integral part of our society. Their success not only stems from their […]

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Infectious Disease Unit Improved With Euromax Donation

Strumica, April 8, 2021 – PHI General Hospital – Strumica equipped the Infectious Diseases Unit with 25 new hospital beds and 25 sets of equipment for oxygen flows, the donation given on the World Health Day, intended for the hospitalized patients with Covid-19. The new equipment improves the conditions of the Infectious Diseases Unit. The patients, […]

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Pivara Skopje Presents Heineken Non-Alcoholic Beer

Lovers of the well-known and unique taste of Heineken have another reason to be happy: Heineken 0.0 has arrived with zero alcohol and 100% recognizable Heineken taste. The latest beer brand in the range of Pivara Skopje – Heineken 0.0 is a refreshing non-alcoholic lager beer that allows you to enjoy the world-famous Heineken quality […]

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ОКТА Donates COVID-19 Rapid Tests

OKTA will provide 1300 rapid tests for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus, intended for the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Skopje. The tests will aid in fast identification of the presence of corona virus, which allows to accelerate the overall treatment of the patients and helps to effectively prevent the further spreading of the infection.     […]

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Makstil Renovated The Neonatology Department Of The Clinic For Children

The neonatology department of the Clinic for Children’s Diseases has been completely renovated by the company “Makstil” and the necessary equipment and appliances have been procured. An area of 400 square meters was reconstructed as well as phototherapy equipment was procured, which enables better functioning of the department, only one of its kind in the […]

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Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje Donated 336,600€ To The Public Health Institutions

Two ambulances, 280 oxygen concentrators, non-invasive ventilation masks and 7,120 Covid-19 tests were donated by Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje to the public health sector to help the Ministry of Health and assist health authorities in dealing with the effects of the virus. With the latest donation in the total amount of 20,700,855.00 denars (about 336,600 […]

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Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje Awarded Bank Of The Year 2020

Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje has been awarded “Bank of the Year 2020” in North Macedonia by the prestigious financial magazine The Banker. Apart from being a high recognition for the achieved results in the bank’s operations, the significance of the award is even greater because it is a recognition for the leadership shown by the […]

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