Spotlight issue

12th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Board advises that the pandemic likely to last into 2021

The AmCham Board of Directors assessed the duration and depth of the pandemic on May 6. Each board member discussed the current situation in their industry, and predicted both short and long-term impact of the virus on their sector and the Czech economy. 

The board will update their assessment regularly. They are now planning web discussions focused on sectors and key economic factors. Reports on this discussions will also be distributed among members. 






12th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19

With China’s COVID-19 lockdown over, travel is beginning to restart there. The country’s experience as consumer confidence in travel grows can help businesses in other parts of the world navigate the next normal.

12th May 2020 / Good governance / Health Care

MDR Regulation effect is being deferred by a year

The effect of the Regulation on Medical Devices (EU 2017/745, MDR) has been deferred to 26th May 2021 – this change gives the member states as well as the EU bodies time to focus on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic and allows for the finalisation of implementation provisions related to the MDR taking effect.

11th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

T.Petyovský: Czech visas which expired during state of emergency

"In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic the state of emergency was declared in the Czech Republic from March 13th, 2020 and will probably end on May 17th, 2020...

6th May 2020 / Amcham advocacy news / Employment and Social Affairs

Updated 2020 Workforce Report

Our 2020 Workforce Report covers general data on the size, age, participation levels, education, and general employment data of the Czech workforce. This updated edition brings general data on regional workforce and 2019 wage trends at the national level. More detailed reports on regional workforce and wages will follow.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government


2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.


Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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