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2017
Jan
17

AmCham publishes "Cooperation for a more competitive Hungary 2017" recommendation package

On December 14, AmCham along with its board, members and partners completed and sent the revised “Cooperation for a More Competitive Hungary 2017” recommendation package to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his cabinet.

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2017
Jan
17

Corporate income tax decrease to 9%

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made an agreement with business on October 24 to increase minimum wages by 15% next year, as well as to initiate a cut to the headline corporate tax from 19%. The reduction of the headline corporate tax rate in Hungary will certainly be welcomed by foreign companies.

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2016
Nov
04

AmCham meets representatives of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Initiated by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, representatives of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) visited Hungary for an official meeting on 4 November.

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2016
Oct
27

AmCham October 24 meeting with State Secretary István Lepsényi

In 2015, the Ministry for National Economy and AmCham established a Strategic Working Group with regular quarterly meetings to ensure more progressive and structured consultation between the two organizations. Within this framework, István Lepsényi, Secretary of State for Economic Regulation, Zoltán Marczinkó, Deputy State Secretary and other high-level Ministry representatives met the...

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2016
Sep
29

AmCham members continue dialogue with the state at the II. Business Meets Government Summit

The II. Business Meets Government Summit hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the Hungarian Investment and Promotion Agency (HIPA) was the latest episode of a dialogue between the corporate world and the administration where high-ranking representatives discussed strategic recommendations meant to substantially improve the country’s competitiveness.

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2016
Sep
09

AmCham’s Healthcare Companies meeting with Ambassador Bell

On September 8th 2016, AmCham Hungary organized a “Fireside Chat” with Her Excellency Colleen Bell, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, which was the third occasion of this high-level, exclusive but also informal industry-specific meeting series.

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2016
Aug
01

AmCham suggestions included in the revised vocational education system

Deputy State Secretary László Odrobina announced the addition of two trades - business services associate in the shared service center and sales representative in the fast-moving consumer goods sectors - to the revised National Register of Vocational Qualification (OKJ) program on the suggestion of AmCham Hungary while discussing the upcoming changes of the vocational education system in...

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2016
Jul
20

Extraordinary Innovation Policy Task Force Meeting

Innovation PTF Members welcomed dr. Antal Nikodémus from the Ministry for National Economy and dr. Ferenc Friedler from the National Research, Innovation and Development Office and discussed the innovation related parts of AmCham’s 19 point recommendation package.

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2016
Jul
04

AmCham Position on the New Civil Procedure Code was submitted to Ministry

Within the framework of the strategic partnership agreement, Ministry of Justice requested AmCham’s feedback on the draft bill on the New Civil Procedure Code (the “New CPC”) in early June.

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2016
Jun
29

AmCham briefing at the annual meeting of the Hungarian Investment &Trade Attaches

On June 24th, AmCham CEO Írisz Lippai-Nagy participated at the annual meeting of the Hungarian Investment & Trade attaches of North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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