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Call for PROPEA project proposals for 2021

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic announces a call for providers for the PROPEA program for 2021. Applications are open to legal entities with expertise in provision of pro-export and investment services on one or all following markets: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain or the Sultanate of Oman. The current call for proposals ends on 20th October 2020.

The focus of PROPEA projects is strengthening the permanent presence of Czech businesses abroad (i.e. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain or the Sultanate of Oman ) in both export and investments, while at the same time reducing the risks and challenges associated with entering and maintaining presence on the aforementioned markets.

The successful applicant will become a PROPEA accredited expert entity and with the support of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh, will be offering following expert pro-export/investment services at rates subsidized by the PROPEA project budget to the aforementioned Czech businesses:

· Creation of a business plan for market entry or investment

· Provision of legal, tax, financial, and legislative analyses

· Assistance with product launches (negotiation assistance 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

· Utilization of technical facilities

. Representation of the Czech company in the territory (on a contractual basis between the Czech business and the representative on the above-mentioned markets, without the PROPEA budget support).

For further details on the project, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – information on PROPEA. The maximum financial support for one PROPEA project implemented within one territory is 500,000 CZK for a calendar year.

Entities interested in executing a PROPEA project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain and/or Sultanate of Oman in 2021 can contact the Economic and Commercial section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh, Mr. Vojtech Hromek, Head of Economic and Commercial Section, E-mail: vojtech_hromek@mzv.cz for any enquiries and submission of their proposals. The current call for projects will conclude on 20th October, 2020.

Project proposals are submitted by potential implementers (local entities operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain and/or Sultanate of Oman, which possess legal personality under local regulations) via the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh using the attached PROPEA Project Identification Form. The evaluation of the submitted proposals will take place at the meeting of the PROPEA evaluation commission in November 2020.

Vojtech Hromek

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh

Project identification form (DOC, 85 KB)