AmCham Macedonia Winter 2014 (Issue 40) - Page 11

ANALYSIS Goods can be released to the market faster, allowing for lower handling, warehousing, and transport costs. This approach will also conserve agency resources. By focusing their efforts on high risk consignments, Efforts to Reduce.... they will be able to continued from page 9 use their limited resources more efficiently. And by conducting fewer laboratory tests, they will save on testing, a cost initially borne by agencies. “In the past, the inspection and sampling were based solely on the experience of the inspector,” says Mr. Colin Gazeley, a risk specialist who has been working on the development of the risk-based approach with the State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate. “Now we are helping to introduce a methodological, standardized approach throughout the country, which will allow the inspectorate to focus on high-risk consignments and countries of origin in a targeted manner, reducing the level of sampling by up to 50 percent and conducting the inspections in a more effective manner. The inspectorate will be able to use their staff resources more effectively and efficiently, reducing agency costs and at the same time facilitating cross-border trade." March 6th Motivational Sales Seminar AmCham Macedonia, the U.S. Embassy in Skopje and LinkAcross are partnering to bring you exciting motivational speaker and sales expert, Mike Moore, for a Motivational Sales Seminar on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 9:30 - 14:00 in hotel Holiday Inn. Mike’s contagious energy will help Sales Managers as well as key sales staff in your organization on a path to rapid performance improvement in the following areas: o Sales Preparation & Process is the Endgame o Relationship Building vs. Winning o Why is my cup always half empty? Rediscovering passion You won’t want to miss it! To register, contact the AmCham office at 321-6714 or Emerging Macedonia Winter 2014 Issue 40 Mike Mo ore 11