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13 October 2014

Portuguese business mission in Poland

For Portuguese companies operating in food, water management and IT sectors, Poland is an attractive business partner, argued director of PAIiIZ Foreign Investment Department, Iwona Chojnowska – Haponik, during the meeting on 13 October.

Delegation from Portugal has come to Poland to look for new business partners. Meeting between 14 companies from Portugal and PAIiIZ that was arranged by International Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIEP) and Polish – Portuguese Camber of Commerce was one of the highlight of the visit. During the meeting, director Iwona Chojnowska – Haponik introduced guests with factors that impact on Poland’s strong position among foreign investors. Central location, big internal market with young and enterprising people as well as stable economy make Poland so attractive for international business, she argued. Guests had also the opportunity to learn about the investment incentives and public support offered for foreign investors by Poland.

The programme of the visit of Portuguese delegation to Poland also includes meeting representatives of such companies as Biedronka, Eurocash, Żabka, Alma S.A., Orlen S.A., Konsalnet S.A.

Currently, economy of Portugal is entering the path of moderate growth due to the increase of both - domestic and foreign demand. In 4Q 2013, the country’s GDP improved by 1,7% y/y. The experts of the Bank of Portugal and the European Commission expect that in 2014, due to the stronger impact of foreign demand, Portuguese GDP will grow by 1,2%.

According to Polish Central Statistic Office, despite the current economy crisis, the estimation of trade turnover between Poland and Portugal in 2013, is expected to improve by 6% y/y. The value of exports from Poland  in 2013 went up by 6% comparing to 2012. (PAIiIZ)

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