Economic policy / Trade and Investment

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 February 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

European Investment Bank lending in Czech Republic 2011-2015 | EIB opens Prague office | Q&A on EIP, EFSI

Eurpean Investment Bank's investment in the Czech Republic came to EUR 324 million in 2015. Of this amount, 77% benefitted the country’s SMEs and Midcaps, while the remaining 23% financed small-scale investments targeting energy efficiency measures. Over the past five years (2011-2015) the EIB has invested EUR 4.3 billion in the Czech Republic. SMEs account for 48% of this figure, reflecting the Bank’s priority objectives in the EU in recent years. Today, EIB opened its Prague office. Q&As on the European Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investments inside...  
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8th February 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Ministry of Industry and Trade: Czech export hit record high in 2015 | CzechTrade: 122 new orders worth CZK 1.3bn for Czech companies in 2015

Czech export hit record high in 2015, reaching almost CZK 4 trillion, the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek informed and listed some of the attractive markets for Czech companies. Also, the CzechTrade government agency facilitated new orders worth CZK 1.3bn in 2015 and plans to open four new offices worldwide.  
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27th January 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

World Trade Institute/AmCham EU: TTIP and the EU member states - study on economic impacts

An assessment of economic impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on EU member states includes country-specific data and recommendations for national governments and the European Commission.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic