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Doing Business in the Czech Republic

Economic overview

Natural resources: Coal, coke, timber, lignite, uranium, magnesite.

Agriculture: Products: wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, hops, potatoes, sugar beets, hogs, cattle, horses.

Industry Types: motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, iron, steel, cement, sheet glass, armaments, chemicals, ceramics, wood, paper products, and footwear.

For more information on the political and economic environment of the country, please visit the U.S. Department of State Background Notes.

Trade statistics information on the US exports to the Czech Republic is available through TradeStats Express.

Leading Industry Sectors

Political overview

Government Type: Parliamentary republic.

Independence: The Czech Republic was established January 1, 1993 (former Czechoslovak state established 1918).

Constitution: Signed December 16, 1992.

Branches: Executive: president (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative: Chamber of Deputies, Senate. Judicial: Supreme Court, Constitutional Court.

Political parties: Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), Tradition Responsibility Prosperity (TOP 09), Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), Christian and Democratic Union-Czechoslovak Peoples Party (KDU-CSL), Green Party (SZ), Věci veřejné (VV).

Suffrage: Universal at 18.

For more information on the political and economic environment of the country, please visit the U.S. Department of State Background Notes.