FAQ - Trade Contacts
21. 5. 2007
Information on trade contacts and institutions - where can be found a potential Czech supplier, how to identify trade fairs in Czech Republic, adresses and profiles of trade promoting institutions, how to finnd contacts to a given company and more.
Where can it be found name of subcontractors able to make moulds for plastic injection and plastic (SMC) compression, in accordance with drawings given by the customer?
We recomend you to visit internet site www.supplier.cz, where you can enter your demand. Internet Service „Your Czech Supplier“ is an exclusive service provided by CzechTrade, a government agency managed by the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Industry and Trade. This service is offered free of charge to all foreign entrepreneurs who are looking for the new suppliers in the Czech Republic.
How to identify existing trade fairs in the Czech Republic in the coming years covering given product groups or services, e. g. software or ICT?
The website of AUMA can provide a user with a list of trade shows within the given group of products. By selecting year, month, industry sector, city or country, one can obtain a list of trade fairs on SW or ICT held in the Czech Republic in a given year. The displayed details of trade fairs contain contact information and in many cases also valuable information about the number of participants - visitors, exhibitors etc. Expodatabase as one of the worldwide leaders in providing information about trade fairs and trade shows gives an ongoing list of future trade fairs covering specific industry sectors in the Czech Republic www.expodatabase.com.
Where to find addresses and profiles of the key Czech Trade Support Institutions?
The Trade Promotion Organizations Directory of ITC is accessible online at www.intracen.org. This Directory is published yearly and can be supplied on a CD-Rom with a special retrieval SW enabling complex search and retrieval functions.
How to identify a Czech company selling a given product, e.g. kitchen furniture?
The internet database of inform katalog at www.inform.cz can be a very good starting point when lokking for companies of within a specific sector or a product group. The directory allows to search within the following criteria: industry sector, company name, products or services, sphere of business and export or import regions. Another choice is to search within the site of www.wlw.cz. As described before, an easy search form supported by lists of product groups provides immediate results.
How to identify a Czech IT company who could offer software services ?
Again one can start his search in www.inform.cz. Result of searching displays also some other useful information of marketing nature which can help the user to make a better decision. For further searching one can use also www.wlw.cz and www.abc.cz and combine the results.
How to find the address and contact information of a given company in the Czech Republic?
If you know the name of a company, registration number or town or tax office, the company can be searched in ARES.
ARES provides access to official data on economic subjects/companies. This source is a valuable tool for checking whether the given company legally exists in the Czech Republic. The result of the search integrates data and links of all source registers (Commercial Register, Trade and Craft Register, Register of Economic Entities, Excise Duty and VAT payers, Securities Center). As not all source registers provide English version, ARES can serve as a good starting point with a basic search form.
The search engine does not provide the function of searching by key words or sectors. On the other hand the displayed results are quite detailed. The obatined information includes data on: fixed assests, date of extablishment, the number of shares issued, names of owners etc. There is a notice that the data have no legal validity but it means that one cannot simply print it out from the computer and use it as a legal document. So far this site is considered to be the premium source of offical data about companies. ARES in english, an alternative source is www.abceu.eu and the already mentioned www.inform.cz.
How to identify a Czech company looking for a supplier of a given product, e.g. wooden building materials?
AllyTrade site provides about 3,700 demands (inquires) and nearly 1,000 offers of different goods and services. In a simple search form one can fill in the selected product „wooden building materials“ (or one of the words of this phrase). Good online result can be also obtained at WLW that is searchable by product or company. A useful tool is the possibility to choose from an Export/Import list of companies. CzechTrade is an official agency specialized in serious sales leads (inquires) from abroad. To obtain quick results supported by the staff of the CzechTrade agency fill in the form at www.supplier.cz.
How to identify a Czech company exporting a given product, e. g. wooden furniture?
The database of Czech Exporters (within the INFORM KATALOG) can be a very good starting point when looking for an exporter of wooden furniture. The directory of exporters of the Czech Republic enables to search within these criteria: branch system, company name, products, services, sphere of business and export or import regions. Another choice is to look for exporting companies within the site of WLW. As described before, an easy search form supported by lists of product groups can bring immediate results.
Is there any Czech company producing hand-made carpets with given specifications?
The database of Czech Exporters (within the INFORM KATALOG) gives a good result although "hand-made carpets" is not considered to be a traditional production field in the Czech Republic. The directory of exporters of the Czech Republic enables to search within these criteria: branch system, company name, products, services, sphere of business and export or import regions. Another choice is to look for exporting companies within the site of WLW. As described before an easy search form supported by listings of product groups can provide very good results. It is important that the user can obtain at least some basic contact information and in the case of Inform Katalog there is more detailed information about company products, more contacts etc. Kompass provides also very good results when searching but sometimes the details of a company are a charged service.
How to find an agent/distributor in the Czech Republic (e.g. a wholesaler of food products)?
Inform Katalog provides good directory and search results in several databases: Inform Katalog (Czech companies), Czech Exporters, Business Directory. It is advised to search all databases, in this case the best results can be obtained from the Inform Katalog database. WLW also gives good results when looking for wholesaler of food products. Choose the language => country of search (Czech Republic) => basic search form (product/service): wholesale of food products => from the list choose „food products import“.
How to find a distributor/exporter of a given product?
The directory of exporters of the Czech Republic (within the INFORM KATALOG) and the directory of exporters of the Czech Republic enables to search within these criteria: branch system, company name, products, services, sphere of business and export or import regions. The Inform Katalog seems to be always a good starting point when looking for exporters or distributors. In the search results it displays also some useful detailed information about companies (free of charge) that is not usually provided by other databases. The European Databank (EDB) or Kompass are also sites that provide very comprehensive results.
Where to find the schedule and organizer of a trade fair dealing with textile and fashion in Brno?
On the website of AUMA one can find a database of trade fairs by selecting the icon „Trade Fair Data Worldwide“. Specific search is done via selection of a category (textile and fashion), city (Brno) or country (Czech Republic).
How to consult electronic product catalogues of Czech companies?
On the site of WLW there are many Czech companies listed with their electronic product catalogues available in English and in a standardized easy to read form. Start with a search form and then choose from the list of products and services. Similar results can be obtained via the „WLW commerce“ icon and search form.
Where to buy given products from Czech companies through the Internet?
The AllyTrade B2B site offers office tools and accessories at www.allytrade.cz. There are many online e-shops; however, these are available prevailingly to Czech-speaking customers. The Association of Electronic Commerce (APEK) issued a list of eShops with a certificate of standards used in electronic commerce, see the list of eShops below. The advantage of those eShops is a very convenient price level for the end-consumer; the main disadvantage is the language barier (eShops are usually in Czech language only).
BusinessInfo.cz is an official information portal for business and export. The project is run by the CzechTrade agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Project partners include ministries, their agencies, non-governmental business institution, chambers and associations.