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07 March 2016
The Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship – the supervisory body of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry – has proposed a draft law amending Law 9640 on Chambers of Commerce and Industry (November 9 2006). The draft law would controversially reinstate the compulsory membership of legal entities of the chambers. The ministry argues that this amendment is necessary due to the financial difficulties faced by the chambers. According to the ministry, the chambers and the union cannot fulfil their minimum obligations under international agreements, which might compromise their membership with international organisations such as Euro Chambers and the Association of Balkan Chambers. The main amendments are as follows:
The Council of Ministers has submitted the draft law to Parliament for discussion and approval.
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