08.06.2015 Business Seminar and Contact Meetings with Mexican Entrepreneurs

29.05.2015 Entrepreneurs Returned from Germany with Positive News

Last week a business delegation organised by the Chamber accompanied the President of the Republic Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves during his official state visit to Germany. Estonian and German entrepreneurs said that applying new ideas in traditional industry gives businesses a great competitive advantage. This is where the two countries could successfully cooperate.

29.05.2015 Chamber’s Proposal to Increase Tax-Free Rate of Daily Allowance for Assignments Abroad

Recently, the Chamber made a proposal to the Ministry of Finance to increase the tax-free rate of the daily allowance for assignments abroad. Although the cost of living has significantly increased, the tax-free rate of daily allowance has not changed for 14 years.

30.04.2015 ASEAN Business Seminar: Opportunities in World's Fastest-Growing Economic Community

30.04.2015 B2B Meetings with Companies from Kenya

On Wednesday, 13 May 2015 a business delegation from Kenya will be visiting Estonia.

On that occasion, the Chamber of Commerce is organising a Business Seminar. The seminar will give an overview of the Kenyan economy and business climate, introduce the companies in the Kenyan delegation, after which it is possible to meet the representatives of the companies.

30.04.2015 The Chamber’s Proposal for Finding Alternative Sources for Covering Expenditure

This Monday, 27 April, the Chairman of the Board of the Chamber Toomas Luman sent to the Government of the Republic the Chamber’s positions regarding scrapping the value added tax exemption for the accommodation sector as well as the planned increase of fuel excise duty. In addition to emphasising the critical importance of the impact of both planned changes, the Chamber proposed considering other sources for covering the budget hole, which arises from decreasing labour costs, which is important for employers. One alternative, which could be analysed, is the proposal to increase the general value added tax rate by 1 percent, which in 2016 would increase the state budget revenues by an estimated 85-100 million euros. This could be one concrete alternative for the cover sources currently on the table, the influence of which on business, and most importantly on the exporting sectors would be lower.

23.04.2015 New Board Elected for the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

At the general meeting held on 22 April 2015, the members of the Chamber approved the 2014 annual report and elected the new Board, which consists of 15 members. The new Board will meet for the first time at the beginning of May.

Toomas Luman, Chairman of the Board of Nordic Contractors AS was elected the Chairman of the Board with 207 out of 214 votes in favour.

31.03.2015 New Packaging Audit Obligation Burdens Businesses

A meeting to discuss issues related to packaging auditing took place on 10 March at the Chamber of Commerce. The participants in the meeting were entrepreneurs and representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and the Board of Auditors.

31.03.2015 General Meeting of Members on 22 April

The Board of the Chamber of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces that the regular general meeting of members will take place on 22 April 2015 at 14:00 at hotel Euroopa (Paadi 5, Tallinn).

12.03.2015 New Start-Up Assistance Regulation

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.

27.02.2015 Contact Meetings with Serbian and Macedonian Companies

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.

27.02.2015 Business Morning with the Chairman of Turkey-Estonia Business Council

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.

26.02.2015 Contact Meetings with Taiwanese Companies

Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting companies to participate in individual meetings with Taiwanese companies on Friday, 24 April 2015.

26.02.2015 Proposal Initiated by the Chamber Passed as Law

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.

22.02.2015 Official Translations Can Be Made Only By Sworn Translators

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.

29.01.2015 Chamber’s Proposal to Become a Draft Act

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.

28.01.2015 Apply for Contact Visits to France, Germany and Italy

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.

28.01.2015 For members of the Chamber only: Cheap flights between Tartu and Helsinki!

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.

22.12.2014 Entrepreneurs Expect More Resolute Steps In 2015

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.

22.12.2014 New Year Brings Important Changes

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.

11.12.2014 Invitation to the Africa Forum

28.11.2014 The State Should Inform Employers of Issuing Sick Leave Certificate

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.

28.11.2014 Chamber Proposes Increasing Tax-Exempt Limit For Daily Allowance

19.11.2014 Speech of the President of the ECCI, Mr Toomas Luman for the 89th Anniversary of the Chamber

05.11.2014 Business Morning with the Georgian Ambassador

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