(ČIA) The Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Sole Traders of the Czech Republic (AMSP) sent several points and suggestions to the government based on suggestions from the membership base to address the coronavirus crisis. The urgent production and distribution of protective equipment and disinfection to companies can be considered as key points. AMSP e.g. proposes to increase compensation for kurzarbeit (short-term work) or take over employee payments, deferment of VAT by 6 months, waiver of VAT on unpaid invoices, deferment or rent reduction, and strengthening government contracts and investments. It will also help to increase the R&D coefficient, permit tour trips abroad, abolish the obligation to conduct tenders for the Covid and Czech Rise Up programs and a set of measures for gastronomic operations.