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

26th April 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


AMO, VŠE: TTIP impact assessment for Czech Republic - study | Euractiv.cz: Deputy Industry & Trade Minister Bärtl: "From our perspective, the TTIP negotiations are heading in the right direction."

The TTIP impact assessment study by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) and the University of Economics in Prague (VŠE) looks at potential benefits and threats of the agreement of TTIP for the Czech Republic and aims to be a starting point for further debate. Also Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Bärtl said in an interview for Euractiv.cz that "from our perspective, the TTIP negotiations are heading in the right direction."  
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11th April 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


Center for Transatlantic relations Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies: The Transatlantic Economy 2016 Report

The Center for Transatlantic relations Johns Hopkins University and Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in cooperation with AmCham EU and Trans-Atlantic Business Council published their Transatlantic Economy 2016 Report, giving an insight into EU-US economic ties, digital economy, jobs, trade and investment, as well as the US state-by-state and the EU country-by-country commercial activities comparison.   
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8th April 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


WTO: Trade growth to remain subdued in 2016 as uncertainties weigh on global demand - forecast

Growth in the volume of world trade is expected to remain sluggish in 2016 at 2.8%, unchanged from the 2.8% increase registered in 2015. Imports of developed countries should moderate this year while demand for imported goods in developing Asian economies should pick up. Global trade growth should rise to 3.6% in 2017, WTO economists reported on 7 April.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic