The Malta Chamber’s Representational Function
The Malta Chamber plays an active role in safeguarding the interests of the business community and in cultivating mutual understanding between Government, unions and other employer organisations. More often than not, the needs and problems of individual entrepreneurs and companies are shared by others. This is where collective representations by the Malta Chamber with Government can have greater and more effective impact than individual representations.
Through membership with the Malta Chamber, members are guaranteed a voice at the highest levels of Government. The Malta Chamber has not only the right, but also the duty, to speak up on behalf of its members whenever this is deemed necessary.
The Malta Chamber offers representation on local and European policy issues of direct interest to members which may include the following:
- Human Capital Development
- Manpower and Social Affairs
- Employment/Industrial Relations
- State-Aid Policy and Incentives
- Quality Management
- Competition and Regulatory Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- ICT and E-Business
- Transport, Energy and Environmental Policy
- Legal and Market Issues
- Innovation Policy
- National Competitiveness Policy
- Industrial Policy
- Trade and SME Policy
- Enterprise Policy
- Economic and Fiscal Policy
- European Affairs
The Malta Chamber’s Consultative Function
An important aspect of the Malta Chamber's work is its consultative role vis-a-vis the Government and parastatal institutions. The successful development of Malta's business community necessitates dialogue between the three social partners, that is, Government, employers’ organisations and the trade unions, Further business development and expansion in Malta depends largely on maintaining an investment climate within which industry can operate freely and effectively, always within the context of the national interest involving, amongst other aspects, environmental and social considerations.