Czech Chamber of Commerce and cooperation with India
The Czech Chamber of Commerce is the biggest and the most representative business organization in the Czech Republic
The Czech Chamber of Commerce is the biggest and the most representative business organization in the Czech Republic. This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of modern history of the Czech Chamber of Commerce while we build on more than 160 years long history of chambers operating on our territory. Moreover, the Czech Chamber of Commerce has more than 15,000 members organized in 62 regional chambers and in 110 branch associations. With such a scope and tradition, the Czech Chamber of Commerce is an ideal counterpart for foreign Chambers when it comes to organizing business forums, B2B meetings, business missions, etc. India confirms this statement—in fact, the Czech Chamber of Commerce has organized throughout the years plenty of events focusing on this progressive country. It was just this March when we organized the business delegation accompanying the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Tomáš Hüner, to the Republic of India. This very successful mission was followed by the seminar on the topic of “Make In India”—an Indian initiative very well received by the Czech business community.
Recently we were honoured by the state visit of the President of the Republic of India, H.E. Ram Nath Kovind, who was accompanied by a business delegation. The members of the business delegation organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) had an excellent opportunity to interact with their Czech counterparts during the well-attended B2B meetings. The Business Forum organized by the Czech Chamber of Commerce during which the B2B session was held, later honoured by the presence the Honourable President of the Republic of India. Our focus on India can be explained not only by our fruitful business ties dating back to the end of the 19th century and the times of Mr. Tomáš Bata but also by the remarkable economic performance of India. Nowadays we can see India climbing up the Ease of Doing Business statistics by the World Bank, for the moment settling at the 100th place. Moreover, with a growth of approximately 8 % of GDP per year, India leaves behind many large economics of the world. Therefore, it is no wonder that India is one of the most important business partners for the Czech Republic in the whole Asia.