State material reserves are established in compliance with Act No. 97/1993 Coll., on the Competence of the Administration of State Material Reserves, and Act No. 241/2000 Coll., on the Economic Measures for Crisis Situations and on the Amendments to Certain Related Acts. The requirements of the establishment of state material reserves ensue from the crisis plans.

The Administration of State Material Reserves funds, changes, substitutes, lends, releases, rents, sells, stores, protects, controls, and, according to the requirements of the crisis plan, acquires state material reserves.

The responsibility for the acquisition, maintenance and funding of SMR and for their use in crisis situations is one of the three basic competencies of the Administration of State Material Reserves.

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