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Factsheet for measure CZ-2002-1/2537 – measures in Czechia – web portal for Czech businesses – Oficiální portál pro podnikání a export

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 January 2002
Context COVID-19, Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
Author Aleš Kroupa (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 02 November 2022)

Background information

The portal BusinesInfo ( is the official Czech portal for businesses and exports, sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade ( It is operated by Czech Trade Agency (, the state agency responsible for promoting exports. The portal is available to all enterprises, including start-ups, foreign companies, exporters, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Content of measure

BusinessInfo is the official portal for business support in Czechia and it is entirely financed through national funds. The portal is run by the state CzechTrade agency and sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czechia ( It is based on a multilateral cooperation. Portal partners include other ministries and related agencies, non-governmental institutions, chambers of commerce and employer confederations. The portal is intended to serve as a one-stop-shop combining information from state administration bodies, agencies and non-governmental associations and chambers of commerce. It covers a wide variety of information ranging from ‘easy-to-read’ to more elaborated material. It provides comprehensive information services for local companies but one of the main objectives is to help foreign businesses to navigate the Czech business environment. 

Use of measure

The majority of visitors to consists of visitors who regularly visit the portal. The average monthly number of visitors has increased every year since 2002 to 2012. Then a gradual decline was registered. See figures:

6,642 in 2002 20,124 in 2003 34,325 in 2004 60,120, in 2005 146,472 in 2006 158,632 in 2007 196,951 in 2008 248,493 in 2009 274,645 in 2010 302,191 in 2011 307,499 in 2012. 228,365 in 2013 225,631 in 2014 219,061 in 2015 205,671 in 2016 219,031 in 2017 226,928 in 2018 318,944 in Q1/2019.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Employers' organisations
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Public support service providers
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement Consulted
Form Not applicable Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown


The portal's so-called partners include both the main business unions and the Chamber of Commerce Business associations are members of the service's organizing board.

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