Competitiveness / Business and Industry

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

12th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Board advises that the pandemic likely to last into 2021

The AmCham Board of Directors assessed the duration and depth of the pandemic on May 6. Each board member discussed the current situation in their industry, and predicted both short and long-term impact of the virus on their sector and the Czech economy.  The board will update their assessment regularly. They are now planning web discussions focused on sectors and key economic factors. Reports on this discussions will also be distributed among members.           
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25th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Prague business launched recovery program for SMEs ​

Prague businessmen and experts launched a platform "DoToho!" to support recovery of mostly Prague-based SMEs with turnover from CZK3 million to CZK300 million. The program initiated by AmCham member Opero´s owner Pavel Přikryl and supported by City of Prague, EU funded Prague Smart Accelerator project and other companies such as Google or T-Mobile, will become part of Prague Innovation Strategy. 
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18th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Real Estate Council Hotel Market Overview: “The ones who are best at managing costs will come out as winners.”

AmCham Real Estate Council chair Bert Hesselink of CTP Invest presented results of AmCham Hotel Market Survey, showing that less than 5% of respondents are definite about closure of their hotel. Around 75% of respondents see strong demand from customers to travel. Respondents rate government support at 3 out of 5 (on the scale 1-highest, 5-lowest score). Agata Janda of JLL added the CEE perspective and trends, Jan Adámek of JAN Hospitality provided further data on the Prague market, and hoteliers shared their experience from day-to-day operation of hotel nowadays.
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1st March 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Emergency measures in the Czech Republic as of March 1

We are continually updating this guide in response to the gradual publication of official information by public authorities. Latest update: 1 March 2021 (Restrictions on movement, the requirement to wear masks, Closure of schools, Retail sale and services, Testing of employees). We are bringing employers up-to-date practical recommendations and advice.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic