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.

Spotlight issue

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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18th October 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham regional health care roundtable discussion in Pilsen

Outcomebased regional health care roundtable was held on 17 October in Pilsen under the auspices of Pilsen regional governor Josef Bernard, with public officials, politicians, representatives of health-care providers, insurance companies and Amcham Health Care Council members. Pilot projects on LDL cholesterol treatment, metabolic surgery and public procurement were presented.
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16th October 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


IMF World Economic Outlook October 2019: Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers

Global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, its lowest level since 2008–09 and a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from the April 2019 World Economic Outlook, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Making growth more inclusive, which is essential for securing better economic prospects for all, should remain an overarching goal, the IMF advise.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic