2016 ANNUAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS

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B2B Winter 2016/2017

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Business Groups Call on European Commission to Stop Excessive Border Checks

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and Apymell (The Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in La Linea, Spain) want to express their great dissatisfaction over the last twelve months at the unacceptable level of delays to commercial goods being cleared into Gibraltar. Both organisations are receiving multiple complaints from businesses on both sides of the border which have experienced frequent and repeated delays caused by the physical inspection of goods  by Spanish customs officials. The delays in the clearing of goods are caused by disproportionate checks on goods coming from...

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Chamber welcomes British PM’s speech at Lancaster House

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce welcomes the clarity that has emerged this week in respect of the Brexit debate following a speech given this week by Theresa May on the subject at Lancaster House in London. A Chamber spokesman explained that “much of Theresa May’s description of the UK in her Brexit speech reflects the reality in Gibraltar in that, like the UK, Gibraltar is internationalist in its outlook, is ethnically very diverse and takes much of its strength as a nation from this very diversity. We agree with Mrs May’s appeal to the EU to respect Europe’s wide cultural...

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Employment Tribunal Reforms

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see the recent changes to reform Employment Tribunals and commends the government for updating this important piece of legislation. Chamber board members have spent considerable time and resources working with the Ministry of Business and Employment and with Minister Costa over the last couple of years to ensure that the interests of our members, as well as those of all local employers, are upheld in as balanced a manner as possible and also to ensure that these reforms do not impose an unnecessary burden on them in terms of time and money. We are...

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City Taxi Service

The Chamber of Commerce is heartened that the Gibraltar Taxi Association agrees with the Chamber’s comments on the poor state of the City Taxi Service when interviewed by GBC. Recognition of the situation is the first step in trying to resolve it. The Chamber is grateful for the offer from the GTA to spend a day with their drivers to see the problems which they encounter. Nevertheless, the offer misses the central point which is the lack of availability and the inconsistent and poor reliability of the City Taxi Service. There may indeed, at certain times, be traffic congestion or delays...

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