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A Discussion with Ambassador Richard Norland, AmCham Libya Honorary Chairman

The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (AmCham Libya) hosted a virtual meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Libya and AmCham Libya Honorary Chairman, Richard Norland. The Ambassador exchanged views with current and prospective AmCham members regarding the evolving political process in Libya and prospects for improving the business climate for U.S. investment. Ambassador Norland underscored that the ongoing political process in Libya provided a unique opportunity for Libyan political and economic leaders to achieve these reforms and make Libya a strong and reliable partner for private sector investment. American companies expressed a strong desire to deploy their technical expertise and [...]

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Related To Business Operations In Libya

Steve Priestley of AmCham Libya member Tetra Tech, delivered an online seminar on the subject of: Risks and Other Issues Associated with Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Related to Business Operations in Libya. Steve provided a comprehensive overview of the key considerations for organizations planning on implementing projects in areas potentially contaminated by landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).  His presentation was informed by lessons learned from similar environments in the region as well as specific experience in Libya.  During the briefing, Steve covered: An overview of the current situation and risks in Libya - including locations/types/responses by local authorities Issues [...]

American Policy Towards Libya and Possible Impacts of the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election

Jason Pack, AmCham Board Member and Libya Scholar, gave an online briefing on the subject of American policy towards Libya and possible impacts of the upcoming Presidential election. It covered American engagement in Libya under the Trump administration and touched on arguments from his recent piece for Foreign Policy, "The Israel-UAE Deal Won’t Bring Peace, but It Will Prolong the War in Libya". Jason commented on how he sees the Libyan commercial scene evolving in 2021 for American companies in the electricity, oil & gas, construction, and related sectors if oil prices remain low or the blockade continues. AmCham members [...]