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.

 

News

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AmCham CZ Research: Manufacturing Workforce Trends

Manufacturing companies in the Czech regions are in a tough competition with Prague for talent, and the drop in working age population is putting pressure on the ability to deliver, as well as salaries.

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Manufacturing Roundtable at Moduslink Brno

The representatives of the main manufacturing companies located in Brno accepted an invitation by Weston Stacey from the American Chamber of Commerce to meet and discuss two topics connected to their business, these being Automation & Industry 4.0 and the challenging situation in the labour market.

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The Future of Brno: Burning very bright- Notes from the September 20th visit of US Embassy/AmCham

Along with the Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, Kelly Adams-Smith, AmCham held discussions with businesses and civic leaders on how manufacturing will develop, the next big technologies that will come out of the city, and how the EU has been a major contributor to the city's rise as an economic hub.

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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.

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