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

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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31st March 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

German Marshall Fund in U.S.: Leveraging Europe’s International Economic Power - policy brief

As the European Union seeks to redefine a common, comprehensive, and consistent global strategy, it should look at its international economic relations beyond recognizing trade as an engine for growth and jobs, beyond the realization that there are tensions between trade and non-trade objectives, and beyond gloomy assumptions that “the EU’s declining economic dynamism, the high demands it makes of its trading partners, and what it is willing to offer may be hampering its leverage."
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22nd March 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

AMO: V4 and the Internal Market: Benelux of the 21st century? - policy paper

Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky (AMO) published their new policy paper V4 and the Internal Market Benelux of the 21st century? suggesting common strategies of the V4 countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic) in the area of a single, internal market.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic