Publicat pe 19/12/2018

Bucharest, December 19th, 2018: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) considers that the new over-taxation measures announced by the Romanian Government are a serious swipe to Romania’s economic stability, with strong negative effects on both state and private companies, with Romanian or foreign capital.

The unexpected way in which over-the-counter measures were announced without a public debate and without consulting the business environment is in itself a generator of economic instability.

The Romanian Business Community expected the Romanian Government to support companies’ development and job creation and not to impose over-taxation measures.

The measures of over-taxation are in flagrant contradiction with the commitments assumed by the Prime Minister of the Romanian Government herself, Mrs. Viorica Dăncilă, who declared on January 29th, 2018, in the Romanian parliament, at the taking over the position of Prime Minister vote: “While I will be Prime Minister, I will not introduce a single new tax to Romania. My goal is to ease and simplify economic life, not complicate it”.

We believe that the acute lack of economic predictability induced by over-imposition measures will negatively affect the development of companies, investment plans and, implicitly, the creation of new jobs in Romania.

We urge the Romanian Government to immediately abandon over-imposition measures and not to shift the government’s bill to registered companies in Romania and their employees.

Mihai Daraban,

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania