GRTU has been contacted by an Italian company that produces wine in the centre of the classical Soave region. The philosophy of the company stands in the product's quality, typicality and genuinesse. The company's dedication ensures that the wines are placed amongst the best of the Soave and are exported to several counties around the world.
To this objective the company has requested the help of the GRTU in making contact with Maltese companies interested in importing wine.
GRTU has received an invitation for our members to participate in an International Conference with the theme ‘REACH-ing Industry - The New European Chemical Legislation'. The aim of this conference is to inform stakeholders about the legal implications of the new chemical legislation which entered into operation on 1st June 2008. We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in this conference. The registration fee for the registration to the conference is of €30.
Should you be interested please contact Abigail Mamo@ GRTU for an agenda and registration form. The seminar will be held on Friday 28th November 2008 between 0830 hrs and 1300 hrs.
An efficient payments system infrastructure is a prerequisite for a successful retail sector. In many member states, retailers do not currently have access to efficient payment systems and their businesses and customers suffer as a result through higher, undue bank charges. SEPA provides an opportunity to allow the most efficient and low cost payment systems become available to retailers and consumers across the EU.
The final objective of this paper is to avoid a situation where, from the start of SEPA, the card payments market is foreclosed to new payment models that are simpler and less costly than those presently envisaged by European Payments Council (EPC) and its members.
Government's decision to disregard MCESD is a very serious development. GRTU considers the new rates for both electricity and water as unreasonable, given the current market and economic situation in Malta and in all the other countries on which Malta is dependent for exports and tourism.
The situation in Malta today dictates unity as vital for us to face the difficulties facing us as recession hits our most important markets and government needs the full cooperation of MCESD leaders to lead the country through the difficult years ahead. As things stand conflict is inevitable.
Analysts lead by Goldman Sachs who only earlier this year raised the prospect of oil at $200 a barrel are now saying it could drop to $50. Prices of electricity and petrol are also going down across Europe. In Malta, rather then facing up to the economic challenges, Government is raising prices of essential utilities as if the world out there is of no interest to us.
Following a meeting held with the Ministry of Finance the Economy and Investment (MFEI) GRTU was informed that in line with Better Regulation a study is being carried out to diminish the administrative burdens, originating from obligations of the VAT Department and Company Law, on companies.
MFEI has mapped out the extra obligations originating from Maltese Law, also known as gold plating, and these will be presented to you during the meeting. If you are however interested in having a copy prior to the meeting contact can be made on the details below.