Ireland must place a competitiveness agenda at the centre of economic decision making to future proof the country according to the American Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Pre-Budget Submission.
The American Chamber’s priority is that Ireland remains a unique transatlantic trade and investment gateway and a location of choice for US inward investment to Europe and the submission, which follows extensive consultation with FDI leadership within the American Chamber highlights the key priorities for Budget 2018 .
Ireland’s reputation as location of choice for US business investment is at an all-time high. The Irish operations of US companies play a critical role in the global competitiveness and success for those companies – investing in Ireland has been good for the United States. The Ireland-US business relationship is not a one-way street - Irish companies are now creating almost as many jobs in the US as the US creates in Ireland.
Read James O'Connor Speech at the 2017 Cork Business Lunch
The American Chamber’s third conference focused on the theme ‘Learning to Learn, Learning for Life’, reflecting the growing recognition among Ireland’s US multinational community that, in today’s fast moving environment of technological advancement, the emphasis must be on an education that continues throughout our working lives rather than one which ends upon graduation from third level.
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland welcomes the emphasis given in the Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code to the importance of certainty in taxation policy. The Chamber welcomes the Minister’s intention to launch a consultation process on the report’s findings.
The Chamber is pleased to announce the establishment of an internship program. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working closely with the Chamber's programmes, communications and outreach teams.
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland welcomes the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. In particular the Chamber welcomes the measure to increase capital investment by €500 million in each year from 2019-2021.
Speech given by President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, James O'Connor to mark US Independence Day.