Advocacy Task Forces

Advocacy team identifies and responds to issues of concern to the business community that can be resolved by a legislative & regulatory change. Based on members input, we comment and propose new laws, amendments or position papers and advocate them with the representatives of Government, Ministries, Parliament, political parties and policy associations.

Our major past successes:

  • Insolvency Act
  • Commercial Registry reform
  • capping the Social Security Contributions
  • Amendment to Act on Public Procurement (via the Platform for Transparent Public Procurement, which combined the efforts of more than 30 political parties, government offices, or private sector associations to help draft the government approved reforms of the Act on Public Procurement from 2008)

According to ´4 Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy´ we pursue four strategic directions aimed at increasing GDP per capita by 60% by 2025:

  1. The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. Health Care as an export industry
  4. Government as a competitive advantage.

AmCham also established CzechCompete.cz, a platform for debating and advocating improvements in competitiveness and economic policy in the Czech Republic. It features data, policy proposals, interviews and opinions contributed by policymakers from public sector, associations, businesses and academia. Our Policy Pipeline brings current policy developments from the Czech Republic and EU.

Work with us on establishing a working group on key competitiveness issues, attend the issue roundtables with government decision-makers to ensure that your views are heard directly. Consult the advocacy team about area of your interest, join our committees and discuss currently drafted legislation or learn more at our events and meetings & from our monitoring service. Our committees address labor & social affairs, tax, real estate, civil & commercial law issues, or developments in the fields of energy efficiency and health care, for example. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz, +420-602-790-012.

 

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AmCham Research: Population Trends: Age, Economic Activity, Education, Internal Migration, 2005-2017

Both business people and politicians are focused on the workforce. Business are trying every possible way to find the people they need so that their business and the national economy can grow. Some politicians are claiming credit for starving the supply of workforce in order to raise wages. When policies conflict with economic reality, something will break. We need to do something about the economic policies before they cause an economic crisis. 

Both those policies and individual business decisions need to be based on a thorough understanding of what is happening to the demographics and the development of the workforce. That is why we are preparing a series of statistical studies on trends in the workforce.

This brief steps back to look at general population trends. 

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AmCham CZ: How much courage do we need for good quality public procurement? workshop on June 6 in Jihlava - presentations and photos

On June 6, about 50 representatives of hospitals and medical devices companies met to attend the presentations and workshop How much courage do we need for good quality public procurement? about implementation of MEAT quality criteria public procurement in hospitals.

Business & Employment Immigration in 2017 - comments request by June 9

Following our panel discussion “Business & Employment Immigration in 2017” held on 15th March 2017, we have met with the Ministry of the Interior to discuss practical issues of implementing the amendment of the Act on Stay of Foreigners in the Czech Republic.

Minutes from Labor Code and Social Affairs Committee Minutes on May 10

AmCham Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee met on May 10 to discuss current news in legislation, past&upcoming plans and activities. The minutes of the meeting you can find attached.

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