Whatever You Need to Know about Doing Business

in the Czech Republic

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden 2016/2017

FOREWORD

Foreword by Mr Jiří Brodský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Denmark 6

Foreword by Mr Martin Tomčo, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Finland 7

Foreword by Mr Milan Dufek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Norway 8

Foreword by Mr Jiří Šitler, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Sweden 9

Czech Exporters 10

Useful Information 12


ECONOMICS

Czech Economy in 2015 15

Trade Relations between the CR and Denmark 16

Trade Relations between the CR and Finland 18

Trade Relations between the CR and Norway 20

Trade Relations between the CR and Sweden 23


BUSINESS

Examples of Czech Projects in the Nordic Countries 25

Investment is One of the Top Priorities for the Czech Government 26

Trading Companies in the Czech Republic 28

Tax System of the Czech Republic 31


KEY SECTORS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czech Engineering – Tradition and Future 32

Czech Automotive Industry Stepping up Its Dynamics 35

The Czech Republic – a Strong Player in the EU Energy Market 36

Czech Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery are Doing Well 38

Nanotechnologies Entering Big Business 41

The Czech Republic, an Attractive Tourist Destination 42


INSTITUTIONS PRESENT THEMSELVES

Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic 44

Czech Chamber of Commerce 44

International Chamber of Commerce in the CR 47

Nordic Chamber of Commerce 47

Czech Trade Promotion Agency/CzechTrade 48

CzechInvest, Business and Investment Development Agency 51

CzechTourism – Czech Tourist Centre 51

Czech Centres 52

Centre for Regional Development of the CR 52

Confederation of Employers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Associations of the Czech Republic 55


CONTACTS

Useful Addresses in the Czech Republic 56

Useful Contacts in Denmark 56

Useful Contacts in Finland 56

Useful Contacts in Norway 59

Useful Contacts in Sweden 59

The Most Important Websites 61