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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19th May 2021 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

New EU rules on state aid

At the end of April, the European Commission adopted new rules on regional aid to enter into effect on 1 January 2022. The new rules bring significant changes, in particular for applicants for investment incentives, as they also concern the Czech Investment Incentives Act, under which investment incentives are provided.
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3rd May 2021 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

News in investment incentives

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the legislative boom did not forget about investment incentives and the sphere of popular state aid saw positive changes. What are the news for which applicants need to get ready?
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21st January 2021 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

Emerging Europe M&A 2020 activity dampened but far from snuffed out

Deal volume in emerging Europe dropped by 12.9% (1,705 deals) and total value by 16% (EUR 60.80bn) in 2020 Czech Republic witnessed 119 deals at a value of EUR 2.74bn and the lowest dealflow since 2012 (102 deals; EUR 1.30bn) Czech real estate deals decreased from 48 to 27 year-on-year, and is now closely followed by Telecoms & IT as second busiest sector (26 deals) Private equity deals accounted for 18.7% of total volume of deals in the region Poland was the sole country in the region to see growth in both deal volume (9.3%) and value (6.6%)
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic