“During this period, Romania has changed, and AmCham's role in this transformation cannot be overlooked,” said President Basescu while PM Tariceanu emphasized the contribution of the business community to the economic development of the country, saying, “I am here today out of respect for the tens of thousands of jobs that depend on your daily activities.”
Within the event entitled “A vision on Romania,” AmCham presented its priorities for Romania, as identified by the business community it represents, priorities that will be reflected in the working agenda of the organization. These include: to increase Romania's attractiveness for investment, to develop a competitive knowledge and competence-based educational system, to improve the infrastructure, as well as the healthcare system which should ensure increased access to quality medical services.
During the event, US Ambassador Taubman mentioned the Amcham focus on necessary reforms and investments in the areas of transportation infrastructure, healthcare, education and labor. “I share AmCham's conviction that addressing these areas is vital for Romania's future competitiveness, and I hope that Romania's leaders will consider AmCham's recommendations carefully,” he said.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, established in 1993 by 22 US companies doing business in Romania, today has 300 members – American, international and local companies. The organization is affiliated to the US Chamber of Commerce and the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce.