Gibraltar Chamber joins COBCOE network

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has been welcomed as a member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE). With around 35 British Chambers of Commerce member organisations around Europe, COBCOE provides a unique and powerful international network of more than 7,000 businesses, ranging from major multinationals to small and medium sized enterprises. Discussions between the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and COBCOE have been ongoing for several months and following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in 2019, the board of the Gibraltar Chamber took the...

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS

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Chamber responds to 2016 Budget measures

Given the outcome of the recent EU referendum the Chamber of Commerce agrees with the government on the need for caution with regards to future spending plans. The Chamber welcomes the fact that no material increase in business costs were announced in the budget.  Ahead of the budget the Chamber board had lobbied the government strongly not to increase social insurance costs. Further to this the Chamber would like to work with the government to review and overhaul the social insurance system as and when the government has received the relevant legal advice. The Chamber also commends the...

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Presentation of Gibraltar

Key facts and figures about Gibraltar. General information on economy, employment, location, tourism, transportation, finance sector and the future of Gibraltar. Origins of Gibraltar, Anglo-Spanish approach to Gibraltar – a historical primer. Key facts and figures about Gibraltar. GDP, employment, recent economic history. ...

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Chamber urges its members to vote IN

The Chamber has sent a letter to all of its members urging them to vote in the forthcoming referendum this Thursday.  The letter which has been sent to the directors and managers of each Chamber member also urges Chamber members to encourage each of their employees to vote if they are eligible to do so. In the letter the Chamber says: “The board firmly supports the Stronger In campaign for the UK and Gibraltar to remain a member of the European Union. The alternative is quite simply, a leap in the dark.” The letter says that the EU has been good for Gibraltar over the last 43 years and...

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Chamber alert leads to Government complaint to European Commission

Increased checks by Spanish authorities on trucks coming into Gibraltar causing unnecessary delays at the frontier The Chamber of Commerce fully supports the action taken by the Government of Gibraltar in writing to the European Commission to bring to its attention the recent sharp increase in checks conducted by Spanish authorities on goods vehicles bringing supplies into Gibraltar. These disproportionate checks have caused many Gibraltar businesses additional delays and increased costs as Spanish customs authorities insist on conducting inspections on the contents of trucks coming into...

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