The Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship Minister has signed the Start-up Assistance Regulation that establishes the conditions for paying start-up assistance to start-up companies. The assistance financed from the European Regional Development Fund is meant for supporting starting entrepreneurs who have little entrepreneurship experience.
On Thursday, 12 March 2015, business delegations from Macedonia and Serbia will be visiting Estonia.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to invite companies to participate in the business seminar at the Chamber (Toom-Kooli 17, Tallinn). The seminar will be followed by B2B meetings with the representatives of the companies in the delegations.
Business Morning with the Chairman of Turkey-Estonia Business Council, Mr. Galip Ilter will take place on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 from 09:00 to 12:00.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting companies to participate in individual meetings with Taiwanese companies on Friday, 24 April 2015.
On 19 February, the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu) passed the draft Taxation Act amendment according to which there must be at least six months between the passing and entry into force of the tax law and its amendments. The proposal for the draft was made by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce together with 1,300 entrepreneurs.
From the beginning of this year official translations from Estonian into foreign languages can be made only by sworn translators. This means that from 1 January 2015, notaries no longer verify correctness of the translator’s signature.
The extraordinary meeting of the Finance Committee of the Parliament that took place this morning, decided to initiate a draft act according to which there must be at least six months between the passing and entry into force of the tax law and its amendments.
Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia are organising a number of contact visits, which give Estonian entrepreneurs the chance to learn about the opportunities offered by and business culture of the specific countries, to meet with local entrepreneurs and find cooperation partners.
At the moment there are still places available for visits to France, Germany and Italy.
Entrepreneurs who can participate in the visits must have previous export experience and an existing product or service, the export of which could be started immediately.
Flybe offers Members of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the opportunity to book tickets with 15% discount for flights between Tartu and Helsinki. The campaign booking can be done by the employees of the members of the Chamber of Commerce for business or holiday, the number of bookings is not limited.
The 22nd annual Eurochambres Economic Survey results reveal that more decisive steps by policymakers would ensure the right conditions for more resolute recovery of European Economy. The Survey is carried out annually among 60,000 businesses in 25 countries. Over 270 Estonian entrepreneurs participated in the Survey.
Nearly 300 amendments of legal acts are to enter into force in Estonia on 1 January, the majority of which do not have a significant impact on the daily acitivities of entrepreneurs. Among the most important changes are reducing the income tax rate to 20%, decrease in the unemployment insurance premium rates, increase of the minimum wage to €390 and introduction of the new TSD tax declaration form.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce has proposed to the Ministry of Social Affairs to change the regulations so that the sick leave certificates of employees could be electronically visible to employers already from the first day of official sick leave.
Estonian Tax and Customs Board publicized the summarised taxes paid by taxable persons. The aim of disclosing the taxes is to improve the contribution of business to state revenues and recognise tax-obedient behaviour.
The board of the Riigikogu (Parliament) accepted the petition signed by more than 1,200 entrepreneurs submitted by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and forwarded for further discussions to the committees of the Riigikogu.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Estonian Employers’ Confederation signed a cooperation agreement with the Defence Forces of Estonia and the Ministry of Defence on 15 September. The aim of the agreement is to increase awareness of the importance of reservist training and invite all parties to make efforts to have the necessary number of reservists at trainings.
On 25 September, the Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Toomas Luman and Director General of the Chamber, Mait Palts handed over a petition with signatures of over 1,200 entrepreneurs. The petition was made to request a reasonable time for entrepreneurs to adjust their operations to new regulations.
Two important changes regarding compensations for the use of personal vehicles for business purposes will enter into force in the Income Tax Act on 1 September.