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.

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31st December 2015 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Reuters: Czech parliament rejects labelling goods from Israeli settlements

The Czech parliament's lower house called on the government on 17 December to ignore EU rules on labelling goods from Israeli settlements, joining Hungary in breaking ranks over the divisive regulations. The Czech Assembly said new EU guidelines which require the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank were "motivated by a political positioning versus the State of Israel", Reuters reported... 
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16th December 2015 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment on Trade for All Strategy: Trade strategy should be focused on business, investment, social responsibility is an issue for companies to handle article, reporting on the result of conference Trade for All Strategy: Gate to new markets?,  says EU's economic growth will be increasingly dependent on foreign investment and trade with third countries. In October 2015, the European Commission  a new trade and investment strategy that includes commitment to increase transparency of negotiations and add chapters on sustainable development and fight against corruption in future free trade agreements. Both the Czech Government / Ministry of Industry and Trade and the business sector welcome the new strategy, but... 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic