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

>> View AmCham CZ: Economic Development Priorities 2018-2020 (click here for Czech version)

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: Weston Stacey, wstacey@amcham.cz.

 

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AmCham members elect nine Board members; Chour, Nebesky, Novotny, Slapak, and Suri to serve on Executive Committee

Prague, June 20. AmCham members have elected nine Board members, and the AmCham Board has appointed Michal Chour of the Alcron Hotel as President and Milan Slapak of GE, Michal Nebesky of Citibank, Vaclav Novotny of Biogen and Sanjiv Suri of Zatisi Group as Vice Presidents. 

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Roundtable at CIIRC shows spirit of cooperation that will make the Czech Republic The Country for the Future

On 14 June, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic participated in a roundtable discussion at CIIRC on private investment into public research. 

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AmCham Czech Republic joined statement of eleven American Chambers of Commerce supporting the Three Seas Initiative

The Three Seas Initiative is moving forward with the common goal of improving the connectivity and cohesion of the twelve partner countries in Central Europe and the wider European home.

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Jihlava health care innovation conference: The future is growing up from the ground

During the innovation conference in Jihlava held on 10 June, regional leaders discussed best practices in financing health care to bring greater value to patients. Vysočina region and governor Jiří Běhounek hosted the event. 

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AmCham tour of ICRC: Without companies, researchers would not be able to deliver innovations to patients and improve their lives

On 5 June, AmCham members took another full-day tour of FNUSA-ICRC clinical and research facilities in St. Anne’s University Hospital and Biology Park in Brno.

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