Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

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

14th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


Mondelēz International Invests $200 Million in Czech Biscuit Plant to Accelerate Growth in Europe

OPAVA, Czech Republic – June 14, 2018 – Mondelēz International today announced it has invested $200 million since 2014 in its Opava biscuit manufacturing facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people and produces Power Brands like Oreo, belVita, Milka and Cadbury, for the European market. The investment builds on Opava’s proud heritage of more than a century as a biscuit-making center and supports the company’s global growth strategy to create a best-in-class integrated supply chain and to deliver consumer-inspired quality and innovation that meet changing consumer preferences.
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29th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


The Economist Intelligence Unit: The Global Illicit Trade Environment Index 2018: Czechia ranks 23rd globally

The Illicit Trade Environment Index measures the enabling environment for illicit trade that economies create through both action and inaction across four categories. The 2018 index has been expanded to cover 84 countries across the world. This tool allows users to explore the results for all of the economies included in the index. The Czech Republic ranks 23rd globally and 15th in Europe.
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24th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


European American Investment Council Quarterly | Spotlight Automotive

The European American Investment Council (EAIC) is the official European representative of selected counties, cities and chambers of commerce from over 20 U.S. States. It is our mission to promote transatlantic trade and investment. To that end, the EAIC bridges the gap between Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and European investors looking to enter or expand in the U.S. market. This issue of the EAIC qurterly features: 1. Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Key Figures,  2. U.S. FDI Inflows by Key Industry Sector, 3. U.S., FDI Inflows by Key European Source Countries and 4. EAIC Source-Industry Spotlight: Automotive
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13th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


The fDi report 2018

FDI into Emerging Europe increased across project numbers (8%) and capital investment (17%), yet retained only 25% of total market share for fDi projects into Europe.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic