The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.25 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry   (TMC)

    EU Transparency Register

    009462448118-38 First registered on 25 Nov 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry is the independent voice of the private sector in Malta. Established in 1848, its principal mission is to actively represent companies from all economic sectors and ensure that entrepreneurs enjoy the best competitive environment and regulatory conditions possible for the conduct of business.

    To this end, The Malta Chamber builds upon five main economic pillars, namely Economic Growth and Resilience, Sustainability, Digitalisation, Human Capital and Governance and categorises its membership in three main Economic Groups representing (i) manufacturers, (ii) importers, distributors and retailers, and (iii) service providers. The role of these Economic Groups is to represent the various business sections that form part thereof, and to provide them with a forum within in which to assess, discuss and formulate positions in relation to proposed policy measures that would directly affect them.

    Main EU files targeted

    To date The Malta Chamber has issued several policy recommendations on various issues ranging from the national workforce strategy to tourism, good governance, resilience and sustainability. In fact, in view of the multi-sectoral membership landscape of the Chamber, many of the EU legislative proposals or policies could possibly impact the industries represented therein. Thus, throughout the years, The Malta Chamber has reviewed, discussed and issued policies on many subjects, including (but not limited to) the below:

    - Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty (GBER)
    - Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)
    - Council Directive laying down rules to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes and amending Directive 2011/16/EU
    - Fit for 55 Package and the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
    - Union Customs Code
    - EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
    - Commission proposal on the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive
    - Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
    - Council Directive 92/106/EEC of 7 December 1992 on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States
    - The Mobility Package
    - Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions (Late Payment Directive)
    - DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/904 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Single Use Plastic Directive)
    - Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage
    - European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste
    - Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives
    - Commission Proposal for Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving working conditions in platform work
    - Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents
    - Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU


    Head Office
    The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street
    Valletta VLT 1117
    EU Office
    The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street
    Valletta VLT 1117


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    The Chamber provides an active and valid contribution to the international fora in which it is already affiliated, such as:

    - The International Chamber of Commerce which promotes international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Its members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce. The ICC represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 – ensuring the voice of business is heard. -

    - Eurochambres (the association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) which acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the Chambers and business community. Eurochambres represents over 20 million businesses in Europe through 45 members (43 national associations of chambers of commerce and industry and two transnational chamber organisations) and a European network of 1700 regional and local chambers. More than 93% of these businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Chambers’ member businesses employ over 120 million people. -

    - BusinessEurope (representing national business federations) which is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance. A recognised social partner, it speaks for all-sized enterprises in 35 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members. -

    - Enterprise Europe Network, an international network which enables its members to offer practical value-added services to members and clients through the support of around 600 business support organisations from more than 64 countries, with the principal aim of helping small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market. The focus of the advisory assistance provided by means of this network is that of sustainability and the green transition, digitalisation, economic resilience, and R&D. - www.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    Even though no EU Grants were received for the funding of operating costs, The Malta Chamber does participate (as a partner) in different EU Funded projects funded under:

    - Horizon Europe
    - ERASMUS+
    - EU Social Dialogue Programme
    - Single Market Programme.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Comité consultatif pour la sécurité et la santé sur le lieu de travail#X01211#BONDIN Martin# #Not a member #B#Professionals#Intérêt des représentants des employeurs

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    As part of its continuing efforts to keep both its members and the general public informed of the latest policy and regulatory developments within the EU, The Malta Chamber organises info sessions, webinars and conferences almost on a weekly basis. With regard to the EU policies listed above, during the past months the below conferences were organised :

    - Carbon Products Importation - Changes & Facts that you should know - 11th January 2022
    - Energy & Water Financing Measures - 15th February 2022
    - Energy Efficiency in Practice - 27th June 2022
    - Striking a Balance - Discussing the Work-Life Balance & Carers Directive - 30th June 2022
    - Mental Wellbeing - A Priority for Your Business - 10th October 2022
    - Achieving A Sustainable Regulatory Environment - 8th November 2022
    - The Road to Decarbonisation - 22nd November 2022.

    Other events organised dealt with Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence, Brexit, post-Covid recovery, Public Procurement, Human Capital and Education, Taxation and many others.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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