Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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26th September 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham suggests steps to achieve innovative economy in 2020 Letter on Priorities

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) has suggested twelve steps that could be taken in 2020 that would help the Czech Republic become a top ten EU economy by 2025. Adjusted for the progress of the past two years and the government's new innovation strategy, the new Letter on Priorities sets four strategic directions: high-tech manufacturing, innovative cities, government policies that drive innovation, and government as an competitive advantage. For each strategic direction, the letter recommends steps that would align the country's key assets- people, technology, infrastructure, and government- to these strategic goals.
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4th December 2019 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham Tax Policy Outlook with Finance Deputy Minister Stanislav Kouba

On November 28, we discussed with Deputy Finance Minister Stanislav Kouba the impact of digital tax on the Czech economy. Among other issues we talked about fair taxation, efficiency of revenue collection in the Czech Republic, proposed amendment to VAT Act, reverse charge, changes in Income Tax, labour taxation and ecological tax.
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2nd December 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


ING Bank Czech Republic: The Czech economy slows to 2.5% in 3Q

Growth in the Czech economy slowed to 2.5% in the third quarter, according to refined estimates. Household consumption is lower, but it's still the main growth driver. Fixed investments fell slightly. We expect the economy to grow around 2.5% this year, falling closer to 2% in 2020.
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22nd November 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Health Care Council: Step-by-step to innovative care

The AmCham Health Care Council met with Minister Vojtěch on November 19 to discuss four projects: the National Oncology Plan, a US research tour, access to anonymized data, and innovation in Central Europe. The two sides agreed to coordinate on all four projects.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic