AmCham’s various industry-specific working groups – comprised of the directors of the leading international companies in each respective sector, contributes to a wide range of policy discussions via AmCham position papers, which provide policymakers and relevant stakeholders with genuine industry information and insight.
International schools play an important role in attracting talent to Norway from abroad and supporting industries with common international employments domestically. In October 2020, AmCham Norway advocated for the development of sustainable economic framework conditions for international school, including the legal right to receive VAT compensation.
AmCham sent letters to the Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen; Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland; Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie; and the standing committee on Business and Industry.
AmCham expressed its concern about the dramatic tax increase proposed for non-alcoholic beverages, chocolates and some confectionery products and appealing for them to halt the imbalanced Product Tax implementation.
AmCham appeared before a parliamentary hearing examining the confidentiality of pharmaceutical discount pricing, arguing that, “AmCham sees no particular reason why there should be a difference in the public procurement of pharmaceuticals as compared to procurements within other sectors – or the health sector in general.”
Managing Director Jason Turflinger wrote to Senator Bernie Sanders, the ranking member on the US Senate Committee on The Budget, to express AmCham’s concerns about proposed budget cuts for the Department of Commerce and Department of State.