AmCham Macedonia Summer 2016 (issue 50) - Page 9

COVER STORY Summer 2016 / Issue 50 AmCham Members on Inspections inspections is appropriate. 81% of respondents said “there is a lack of coordi nation and overlapping powers and controls of the various inspection bodies” 70% of respondents said “corruption is an issue in inspection oversight” 69% of respondents said “there is NO efficient and effective mechanism for companies to appeal decisions made by inspectors” 70% of respondents believe that “inspectors are incentivized to issue fines, rather than ensure compliance and provide guidance to companies.” regulations governing inspection oversight are inadequate. Inspection areas highlighted as needing improvement included: coordination between inspection bodies; mechanisms to appeal inspector decisions; inspectors motivation to safeguard compliance over issuing files; and corruption. More specifically, Respondents said they underwent 5-10 inspect ions on annual basis. About 80% said that number is appropriate. Around 60% answered that the number of hours their employees spend on On June 8th 2016, a survey was sent to all AmCham Macedonia members to discover their current views on inspections. One fourth (28 companies) of our members responded to the survey, majority of them large companies, present in the FMCG, Retail, Law ,Tax Advisory and Energy sectors. The survey responses suggest that AmCham members are generally satisfied with the number of inspections they undergo each year, as well as with the time their employees spend on each inspection. However 1/3 said inspections negatively impact their operations and about 44% stated that the Choose wHich of the following statements describe the Macedonian system of inspection oversight: 11,54% 0% 69,23% 10% 20% 30% 40% 19,23% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% There is an efficient and effective mechanism for companies to appeal decisions made by in... There is NO an efficient and effective mechanism for companies to appeal decisions made by in... Neither of these statements is true 81,48% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 7,41% 11,11% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% There is a lack of coordination ond overlapping powers and controls of the various inspect... There is NO a lack of coordination ond overlapping powers and controls of the various inspect... Neither of these statements is true 70,37% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 14,81% 50% Corruption is an issue in inspection oversight Corruption is NOT an issue in inspection oversight 60% 70% 80% 14,81% 90% 100% Neither of these statements is true AMCHAM MAGAZINE 9