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PROPEA programme is supporting Czech businesses in the UK in 2021

United Kingdom was one of the 10 pilot countries for PROPEA last year, and the programme is continuing in 2021 as well. The aim is to support permanent presence of Czech companies abroad. With the help of PROPEA, accredited expert entities operating abroad (with the support of the Czech Embassy in the country) provide services of economic diplomacy to Czech companies that are already operating in the territory or are preparing to enter the market. In the United Kingdom, PROPEA is operated by the Czech-British Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) in cooperation with Czech Embassy. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic subsidizes the services by 70 %.

PROPEA projects are a shift from supporting one-off business operations of Czech companies to strengthening their permanent presence abroad. The programme aims to boost Czech firms that focus on not only exports, but that also have an investment nature. Furthermore, PROPEA projects want to reduce the risks associated with entering demanding foreign markets and enhance the capacity of the Czech Republic to support a more permanent presence of companies on foreign markets.

Within the scope of the PROPEA programme, the CBCC can offer Czech companies that are already operating in the territory or are preparing to enter the British market these pro-export services:

• processing of a business plan for market entry or investment
• processing of legal, tax, financial, and legislative analyses
• launching of products on the market (assistance in negotiations with financial institutions, support in opening an account and securing financing, establishing a company, etc.)
• securing licenses, certifications, product registrations, and trademarks
• securing and verifying documentation for import/export and logistics
• creation and coordination of supplier and partner networks
• securing of promotional, marketing and PR services
• support during start of production/start-up assistance for companies from the service sector
• utilisation of technical facilities
• representation of the company in the United Kingdom.

The services (with the exeption of company representation) are subsidies by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs by 70 %.

How to use PROPEA programme in the United Kingdom:

If you wish to inquire about PROPEA services, please contakt Czech-British Chamber of Commerce in London (CBCC) and its representative David Major (dmajor@cbcc.org.uk), inquires in both Czech and English are accepted. CBCC will prepare an content offer with costs (30%is covered by the company, 70 % by the subsidy).  The yearly budget is limited and the services can be provided only within its limits.  CBCC will process the inquiries on a first come-first serve basis.    

In case you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at oeu.london@embassy.mzv.cz.

Michaela Chrtová, economic diplomat, Embassy of the Czech Republic in London


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