Spotlight issue

18th October 2023 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

New limits on public aid

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared an amendment to the Government Regulation on the permissible level of public aid in the cohesion regions of the Czech Republic. The amendment responds to the amendment of the European Block Exemption Regulation, which is effective from 1 July 2023.

16th October 2023 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

AmCham Intel: AmCham members discussed the current and future tax policy with the Ministry of Finance

AmCham policy update and outlook with the Ministry of Finance representatives Stanislav Kouba, Director General, Section Tax and Custom and Zdeněk Hrdlička, Director, Department for International Tax Cooperation and Relations focused on the current business related issues.  

16th October 2023 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

AmCham Checklist for Sustainable Catering

What does the food you serve to your team and your clients say about your company? Does it signal your commitment to community? Does it indicate your support of innovation and your drive for efficiency?

16th October 2023 / Good governance / Energy and Environment

The corporate sustainability reporting directive became part of the government's budget consolidation package

As a surprise to everyone concerned, the current Budget Consolidation Package, to become effective for the most part as of January 2024, includes a partial implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

CSRD requires companies to report on the impact of corporate activities on the environment and society, and requires the audit of such reported information. The Budget Consolidation Package (and the subsequent amendment 3149 by MP Havranek) proposal addresses the first phase of the CSRD obligations,
i.e. to publish the sustainability report.

10th October 2023 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Rožnov has been designing cutting-edge chips for 30 years

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the semiconductor design centre in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, which is awaiting further significant development. The centre is a key location for onsemi, a company from the United States that designs and manufactures chips and integrated circuits in Rožnov for customers from all over the world, as well as for domestic applied research and universities. Components from Rožnov are mainly destined for automotive and communications technology, computers, but also consumer electronics, industry, energy and a wide range of other sectors.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing and Exports
  2. The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. Government Programs and Processes That Drive Innovation
  4. Government as a Competitive Advantage, including Digitization

Advocacy Priorities for 2023 
Technology, People, Infrastructure


Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

2. Research Investment and Cooperation. Big Bets (Key Technology Projects).

3. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

4. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

5. Immigration of STEM Talents.

6. Digitization of Immigration. 

7. Adult Reskilling and Upskilling.

8. Digitization of Land Use.

9. Infrastructure Development, including Technology Parks.



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