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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16th July 2021 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

Fashion industry: Main trends and related investment potential

Whereas in the past, fashion trends were set by designers at their own shows, today the opposite is true – customers themselves determine what they expect from fashion. Fast fashion is increasingly becoming the target of criticism, as people expect sustainability, quality and a perfect shopping experience across channels. If they want to survive, and better yet prosper, both major and small fashion-industry players must respond accordingly. And those brands that have long played a role in shaping current trends or are quick to adopt them represent interesting investment potential.  
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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic