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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. 2006. Martin Turnovský. Competitiveness of the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Case of the Czech Republic. CEE-Wirtschaftsforum 2006. Forum Velden. Presentation Transcript

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