AmCham Macedonia recommends the following reading to those seeking a well rounded understanding of Macedonia’s business environment.
- The World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2015 Europe and Central Asia Regional Profile
- Macedonia’s profile from the World Economic Forum’s 2014-15 Global Competitiveness Report
- CIA World Factbook link on Macedonia
- PWC’s Guide to Doing Business and Investing in Macedonia, 2014
- KPMG’s Investment in Macedonia 2015
Sources of additional information for potential investors:
- U.S. Census Bureau statistics on US-Macedonia trade
- Macedonia and the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program: How to Use GSP Duty-Free Benefits to Increase Macedonia’s Exports
- Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia
- USAID’s Economic Growth and Trade-related work in Macedonia
- U.S. Embassy in Skopje’s business services and resources
Other reading relevant to U.S. investment in Europe overall:
Together to Jobs and Growth; The European Union and the United States enjoy an economic relationship that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world, born of common ancestry and history, and driven by shared values and interests. Today the Transatlantic economy supports an estimated 15 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic and generates nearly 4 trillion total of commercial sales.
The Case for Investing in Europe 2015, an updated study by Joseph Quinlan, Transatlantic Fellow at the Center For Transatlantic Relations, shows that in a world in perpetual change, one point of continuity remains the deep integration of the United States and Europe. It is Europe’s size and wealth, depth in human capital and respect for the rule of law, among other attributes, that makes the region a natural partner of the United States.
AmCham EU’s The Transatlantic Opportunity: Why we need a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This document contains a number of recommendations to ensure the TTIP reduces and eliminates key trade and investment barriers. Its recommendations focus on sectors where successful implementation could bring immediate and positive impact.
AmCham EU’s The Transatlantic Economy 2015 provides key insights about the US and Europe in the global economy, with important implications for policy-makers, business leaders and local officials. The transatlantic economy is the largest and wealthiest market in the world: 70% of outward stock and 57% of inward stock of global foreign direct investment (FDI); over 35% of global GDP in terms of purchasing power; a quarter of global exports; 30% of global imports.