Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

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Besides lobbying, the Confederation of Industry also strongly supports international trade in the portfolio of various activities with tight cooperation with Czech and foreign embassies and other bodies all around the globe. It includes organization of business missions accompanying highest political representatives of the Czech Republic, reciprocal receiving of the foreign business delegations, production of various seminars and trade promotion meetings and dissemination of related information. The Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic for instance closely cooperates with the Confederation of Indian Industry, with who are organized business forums and seminars in India and in the Czech Republic. The last event organized together was the Czech-Indian Business Summit within the International Engineering Fair in Brno which was being held under patronage of the Confederation of Industry of the CR. The Summit was attended by the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade and by Minister of State of Commerce & Industry of the Government of India and several dozens of representatives of exporters and investors of both countries. Confederation of Industry appreciated that India was the partner country of the Fair last year. Over the years, the International Engineering Fair has become one of the most important European events in the field of mechanical engineering where it is possible to see top products and top technologies of many of Confederation’s member firms.

Confederation of Industry also organized the Business Mission accompanying Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs to India in 2016 in which participated with more than 20 representatives of Czech companies.

India is one of the most important business partners of the Czech Republic in Asia. Trade relations with India have a long tradition dating back to the times of the former Czechoslovakia and it is great that we have succeeded in maintaining this tradition. India is among those countries with which Czech companies maintain traditionally friendly relationships. Many of them currently successfully operate in India and have subsidiaries for Asian countries based in India or have established their factories in the country. Although our mutual trade is still increasing, the possibilities of mutual business cooperation are not being fully utilized.