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Doing business in the Czech Republic

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in the Czech Republic.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in the Czech Republic
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Overseas Business Risk - Czech Republic
Guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Covers economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Czech Republic company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

International Business Guide: Central and Easter Europe
Guide on doing business created by HSBC. Sections cover conducting business, tax system, labour, audit, trade, finance, infrastructure. Published in 2019

Doing Business in the Czech Republic
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of the Czech Republic. Published in 2019.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in the Czech Republic either temporarily or permanently. Published in July 2018.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Current at June 2015.

Czech Republic: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2017, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in the Czech Republic.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic
Website produced by the Press and Trade Promotion Agency, featuring sections on the business climate, structure and development of the economy, trade and finance.

Exporting

On our Exporting to the Czech Republic page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on the amicable phase, legal procedures, enforcement, insolvency proceedings, arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
The BCCCR aims to promote and enhance business relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

Czech British Chamber of Commerce
Body representing private enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

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