Competitiveness of the transition countries  of Central and Eastern Europe:  Case of the Czech Republic   Martin Turnovský...
The Czech Republic  is  member of  EU  (since May 1, 2004) European Union EU Member States Candidate countries Non-member ...
Macroeconomic indicators <ul><li>Sustained GDP growth  </li></ul><ul><li>(6,0% in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate decreas...
Comparison GDP in Transformation Countries  in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004  HDP per capita in USD Source:  Vitam In...
External trade balance (in bil. CZK)
1993  -  31. 3. 2006
1993 – 31. 3. 2006
Industrial tradition
C EE C ountr ies  Ratings - 200 6 Source:  Czech National Bank , February 2006 BBB B aa2 BBB Russia B BB- B a1 B BB- Roman...
Level and dynamics of labour costs
Innovation performance <ul><li>C R – 20 th   place   among  EU - 25 </li></ul><ul><li>C R  will reach the  EU - 25  level ...
90’s Today   Future Economic level <ul><li>price of production (low labour costs) </li></ul><ul><li>sufficient production ...
Objectives <ul><li>Improvement in cooperation among businesses, universities and research institutions </li></ul><ul><li>G...
<ul><li>Business Environment Development Council  ( BEDC ) </li></ul><ul><li>Interministerial advisory body of the MIT  ( ...
<ul><li>Contemporary activities of the BEDC </li></ul><ul><li>Simplification of administration of business activities </li...
<ul><li>Industrial R&D supporting programmes  </li></ul><ul><li>For years 2006 and 2007 announced programmes Tandem, Impul...
Operational areas R&D and Innovation Business infrastructure Human resources Energy savings COMPETITIVENESS
Agreement with Hyundai officially signed
THANK YOU  FOR YOUR ATTENTION <ul><li>Martin Turnovský   </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Section of Developme...
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2006. Martin Turnovský. Competitiveness of the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Case of the Czech Republic. CEE-Wirtschaftsforum 2006. Forum Velden.

  1. 1. Competitiveness of the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Case of the Czech Republic Martin Turnovský Ministry of Industry and Trade of  the Czech Republic www.mpo.cz
  2. 2. The Czech Republic is member of EU (since May 1, 2004) European Union EU Member States Candidate countries Non-member countries
  3. 3. Macroeconomic indicators <ul><li>Sustained GDP growth </li></ul><ul><li>(6,0% in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate decrease of unemployment rate </li></ul><ul><li>(7,9% in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Stable inflation rate </li></ul><ul><li>(1,9% in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Decreasing current account deficit </li></ul><ul><li>(-2,1% GDP in 2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comparison GDP in Transformation Countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004 HDP per capita in USD Source: Vitam International
  5. 5. External trade balance (in bil. CZK)
  6. 6. 1993 - 31. 3. 2006
  7. 7. 1993 – 31. 3. 2006
  8. 8. Industrial tradition
  9. 9. C EE C ountr ies Ratings - 200 6 Source: Czech National Bank , February 2006 BBB B aa2 BBB Russia B BB- B a1 B BB- Romania A A2 A Slovakia A A 1 A Estonia BBB+ A2 BBB+ Poland BBB+ A 1 A- Hungary A A 1 A- Czech Republic A A - A a 3 A A - Slovenia FITCH-IBCA Moody ’s Standard and Poor ´ s Country
  10. 10. Level and dynamics of labour costs
  11. 11. Innovation performance <ul><li>C R – 20 th place among EU - 25 </li></ul><ul><li>C R will reach the EU - 25 level during cca 23 years </li></ul><ul><li>EU - 25 will reach the US level during cca 50 years </li></ul>Leading countries Average performers Catching up Losing ground
  12. 12. 90’s Today Future Economic level <ul><li>price of production (low labour costs) </li></ul><ul><li>sufficient production factors </li></ul><ul><li>quality of production </li></ul><ul><li>quality of production factors </li></ul><ul><li>availability of high-tech </li></ul><ul><li>product innovation </li></ul><ul><li>process innovation </li></ul><ul><li>efficient cooperation </li></ul>Path to qualitative competitiveness of the CR
  13. 13. Objectives <ul><li>Improvement in cooperation among businesses, universities and research institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of R&D and technology transfer support </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient use of ICT and advanced management methods </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcement of business cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased supply of high-quality business space </li></ul><ul><li>Decreasing energy intensiveness of production </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Business Environment Development Council ( BEDC ) </li></ul><ul><li>Interministerial advisory body of the MIT ( founded on February 11, 2004 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Associates representatives from public and private sector, employers, employees and tertiary education </li></ul><ul><li>BEDC Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Improves business environment in the CR </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates obstacles of dynamic business development </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages international competitiveness of the CR </li></ul>Business environment support (1)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Contemporary activities of the BEDC </li></ul><ul><li>Simplification of administration of business activities </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of bankruptcy law </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the quality of work force development </li></ul><ul><li>Simplification of administration of taxes and fees </li></ul><ul><li>Competitiveness of companies and business infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of the Czech interests abroad </li></ul>Business environment support (2)
  16. 16. <ul><li>Industrial R&D supporting programmes </li></ul><ul><li>For years 2006 and 2007 announced programmes Tandem, Impulse and Sustained Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>SMEs supporting programmes </li></ul><ul><li>For years 2006 announced programmes Guarantee, Market, Progress, Consultancy, Design, Alliance, Active participation in the 6. FP RTD </li></ul><ul><li>Investment incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise 2004 – 2006 </li></ul>Direct support of qualitative competitiveness
  17. 17. Operational areas R&D and Innovation Business infrastructure Human resources Energy savings COMPETITIVENESS
  18. 18. Agreement with Hyundai officially signed
  19. 19. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION <ul><li>Martin Turnovský </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Section of Development of the Business Environment and Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Na Františku 32 </li></ul><ul><li>110 15 Praha 1 </li></ul><ul><li>www.mpo.cz </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: turnovsky@mpo.cz </li></ul><ul><li>Tel.: +420 224 853 411 </li></ul>

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