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

4th September 2015 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Economic Policy: Eurostat: Czech Republic has 4 % share of intra-EU trade of computer, electronic, optical products

According to the recently published Eurostat data on intra-EU trade, the share of ‘Computer, electronic and optical products’ in total intra-EU trade grew between 1994 and 2006 from 10 % to 13 %. In 2012 the percentage dropped to 9 % and to 8 % in 2013. With an increase in value of EUR 320 billion...
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2nd September 2015 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Economic policy: AMSP ČR: Re-exports increase Czech dependence on China

The analysis by the Czech Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts points at the effect of re-exports of Czech goods and services to China via Germany. The total volume of exports, including these indirect Czech exports to China, is twice as big as the official statistical data...
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9th August 2015 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Economic Policy: EU and Vietnam reach an agreement on free trade

After two and a half years of negotiations, the EU and Vietnam agreed last week in principle on a free trade agreement. The deal will eliminate almost all tariffs and dramatically reduce other non-tariff barriers in Vietnam for EU products. Investment and government procurement for EU companies wi...
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic