Business Advocacy Working Group
Over the past years, the Kurdistan Regional Government implemented improvements to the business climate in Kurdistan. While Kurdistan Region has seen vast inflows of interest from foreign investors in various economic sectors, which will continue to be necessary, the government recognizes that the development of the non-energy sector is crucial to the Kurdistan Region’s future and the prosperity of its people. Further implementation of the government’s current policy direction and continued reforms will enable a notable and prosperous Kurdistan Region to become the regional financial and support hub for the Middle East region.
AmCham’s collective knowledge, expertise, and skill give us a strong voice with which we can influence Kurdistan’s policymaking process. In support of the increasing prosperity within Kurdistan, AmCham and its committees engage in direct advocacy through investment conferences and meetings with KRG officials and American diplomats and officials.
AmCham also allows its members to discuss important economic and trade matters with top governmental decision-makers. Regular meetings with similar organizations in Kurdistan and overseas allow for a valuable exchange of ideas and information, policy coordination, and a vision for achieving common strategic goals. Within the legal framework of our activities, AmCham consults its committees for input and presents them to the appropriate ministries. These changes are heard in parliament and can significantly impact the final version of new laws. AmCham is also working to increase its input and impact on the legislative process.