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.
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.
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.
"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...
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) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
- 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
- 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
- 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.