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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-49/1639 – Updated – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 December 2020 – 30 April 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||31 December 2020 (updated 27 May 2021)|
Agricovid Food industry is a support programme for businesses and companies (in food industry and agriculture), which deliver their products to catering services providers (schools, restaurants etc.) in order to mitigate the negative impact of the measures imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The programme is managed by Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
Eligible for the support are businesses and companies in the food industry and agriculture. Support is available to companies whose income decreased by more than 25% during 1 March 2020 to 30 November 2020 (in comparison with the same period in 2019).
Applicants may receive up to CZK 200,000 (€7,407 approx.) per company or business and, additionally, up to CZK 20,000 (€741 approx.) per employee. However, the total amount of the support must not exceed 75% of the company's proven decrease in income from food sales.
Companies can apply for the support from 1 December 2020 to 30 January 2021.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|01 February 2021||
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic has opened the second call of this programme called AGRICOVID Food industry II.
As in the first call, in the second call can food business operators supplying products to catering operators apply for support to mitigate the negative economic effects of the measures they have had to take due to COVID-19. The conditions are completely the same as in the first call.
Second call was opened 15 March 2021 with the relevant period, in which the income of the business decreased by more than 25%, is from 1 December 2020 till 28 February 2021. Applicants can apply for the support from 15 March 2021 until 30 April 2021.
Agricovid Food can be combined with other support programmes (COVID Rent, Antivirus, Compensation bonus etc.), however, in such cases, the total amount paid is lowered.
No information available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
|C - Manufacturing||C10 Manufacture of food products|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Agricovid Food industry, measure CZ-2020-49/1639 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-49_1639.html
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