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.

 

News

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The Future of Prague's Transportation System with Praha Sobě

Current Master Plan of Prague outlines the growth of the city only to its borders. We need to include the outskirts in order to let Prague grow sustainably. On February 8, Adam Scheinherr, Prague’s Deputy Mayor for Transportation, and City Councillor Lenka Burgerová (both Praha Sobě) were our guests at another round of AmCham talks with City Hall representatives on key issues.

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The Future of Prague Series with ANO

On January 29, as part of AmCham Future of Prague talks with City Hall representatives, we discussed housing issues with Marta Gellová and Radek Lacko (ANO).

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The Future of Prague Series with Praha Sobě

On January 25, AmCham held a discussion on housing issues with Lenka Burgerová (Praha Sobě), Prague City Hall Council member and Deputy Mayor for Prague 7.

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BEPS and Transfer Pricing roundtable with Vitezslav Kapoun

On November 22, the American Chamber of Commerce held a roundtable with Vitezslav Kapoun from General Financial Directorate on current implementation of BEPS and transfer pricing. The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan was adopted by the OECD and G20 countries in 2013. 

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Roundtable with Z. Horelica from the State Fund for Infrastructure: a prospect for 2020-2021

On November 14, the American Chamber of Commerce hosted a roundtable with Zbynek Horelica, a director of State Fund for Infrastructure on the budget 2019 and perspective for 2020 - 2021.

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