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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-10/2202 – measures in Czechia

Crisis advice for Czech companies exporting products to Ukraine and Russia

Krizové poradenství pro české firmy vyvážející na Ukrajinu a do Ruska

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 04 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Measures related to foreign trade
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Measure added 04 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

CzechTrade , the government trade promotion agency, offers crisis advice for Czech companies which export their products to Ukraine or Russia. The main objective of the agency is to support international trade and help Czech companies to succeed on foreign markets. Now, in connection with the war in Ukraine, it offers free consultations for Czech exporters.

Content of measure

According to the Czech Statistical Office , in 2021 the total Czech exports to Russia was only 2.2% and to Ukraine only 0.7%, however for hundreds of companies these markets are existentially important. CzechTrade offers an analysis of the company's initial situation and the preparation of an alternative export plan, all services are free of charge.

In connection with the Ukraine crisis, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has also prepared a series of seminars for exporters, where experts inform on current measures that relate to the crisis situation, sanction regime and the implementation of measures imposed against the Russian Federation, as well as introduce other export possibilities.

Use of measure

No information available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Importing/Exporting companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Local / regional government
National funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


No information available.

Views and reactions

No information available.


  • 04 March 2022: CzechTrade: Crisis advice for Czech companies/CzechTrade: Krizové poradenství pro firmy (
  • 09 March 2022: Crisis advice for Czech companies/Krizová podpora státu pro společnosti (
  • 15 March 2022: MIT seminars/MPO seminars (


Eurofound (2022), Crisis advice for Czech companies exporting products to Ukraine and Russia, measure CZ-2022-10/2202 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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