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10th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham Board of Directors’ Assessment of the Economic Impact of Covid19 - October

This assessment is intended to assist members in their short and long-term planning by providing the outcome of discussions among board members. The board has been holding regular assessment sessions to share and discuss the impact within their industry and among their clients, customers and partners. These exchanges have been informed by research and input from our committees. This document is a working document which will be updated regularly, and all comments and suggestions are welcome. The document is divided into five sections: 1) duration of the crisis, 2) economic impact, 3) transformative effect, 4) effectiveness of government measures, and 5) business priorities.

18th January 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Business and Industry


Government Measures Supporting Business

The list of Government measures supporting Business. Last update January 18, 2021.

13th January 2021 / Good governance / Business and Industry


Fact Sheet Corona: Governmental Measures in CEE update

Download up-to-date information on laws, regulations and governmental measures enacted in different areas due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Central and Eastern Europe, including Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Updated frequently.

13th January 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Amendment to the Real Property Tax Act: Who is obliged to file a tax return in 2021?

Based on the amendment to the Real Property Tax Act, in case of discrepancy between the data in the land registry and the actual state of affairs, the type of land recorded in the land registry prevails. Taxpayers who historically prepared their real property tax returns based on the actual state of affairs relating to their land may be required to file a tax return in 2021.

13th January 2021 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Inflation is hampered by cheaper food, with core inflation remaining high

Due to a fall in food prices, inflation slowed down more than expected. Core inflation remains elevated. We still expect inflationary pressures will ease due to weakened demand. At the beginning of the year, inflation should be below 2%. Inflation is below market and CNB expectations, and speculation on future rate hikes is declining.

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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