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Business  |  November 23, 2012 13:27:03

Survey: Czech exporters troubling lack of contacts abroad


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Lack of contacts abroad is a major problem faced by Czech exporters. Other common problems include the high cost of business travel and lack of knowledge of a foreign language in non-traditional countries, through the results of the investigation on Friday informed the authors of the project We live abroad.

"As the survey results, the lack of local contacts as a problem 67.2 percent of surveyed companies," said Milos Rybáček IBRS from the company, which implemented a survey for the project Living in zahraničí.cz. It seeks to help Czech entrepreneurs in their activities. The investigation also showed that the local companies to promote exports proved to be the most personal contacts abroad (37.8 percent), or use the local partners (19.3 percent).

The survey also revealed that information to support their exports come by Czech entrepreneurs mostly on the Internet. This option is elected nine out of ten respondents. Its significance is still playing and printing, to which inspects less than 40 percent of retailers use or interest groups and associations (38.5 percent).

"We live in zahraničí.cz project is new and as yet unrealized export promotion solutions. Through a network of economically interesting contacts Czechs living abroad helps our domestic service companies to break down many export barriers," said project director John Bábíková.

The service will use in her own words, citizens living abroad who want to offer their services to Czech exporters. According to statistics of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of living abroad long 200,000 Czechs.Now those project offers a springboard to develop business or earn extra money. "For example, the service in the field of translation, administration, assistance in organizing international trade fairs, providing market research or cooperation in the establishment of commercial representation abroad," director Bábíková have listed some of the options.

The project was created under the auspices of Deputy Foreign Minister Tomas Duba, who says: "I am convinced that this project is very important for the development and promotion of Czech exports and expansion into foreign markets. Portal We live in zahraničí.cz will certainly be a big help to our citizens, businesses but also long-term expatriates living outside the Czech Republic. "

, Agrees and entrepreneurs who, while in 79 percent of polling marked the project as interesting. Neutrally rated it 15.5 percent of respondents. Against him as uninteresting for between five and six percent of companies.

The most common Czech firms export partners are Germany, Slovakia, Poland and Austria.

The survey was realized by IBRS a sample of 683 companies from 15 September to 24 October this year.

Jan Soukup, soukupj@mediafax.cz

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