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27 March 2018

Inauguration of Foreign Trade Office in Buenos Aires – seminar „Polonia – in 2018 – INvestment. INsertion. INnovation”

Representation of Polish Investment and Trade Agency appear in a new place – PAIH Foreign Trade Office has just been launched in the Capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Poland wants to mark its economic presence in the region by promoting bilateral economic relations with Latin America – this is already the second office in this part of the world after Mexico launched last year. On this occasion, the office organized a Polonia-In 2018 seminar with the participation of Polish investors

On Friday 23th of March this year, Foreign Trade Office in Buenos Aires inaugurated its activities by organizing the first of the planned cycle, conference, which presenting the business panorama of Poland. The title of the seminar „Polonia – In. INvestment. INsertion. INNovation” become the motto of the meeting, as well as the symbol of the huge potential of Polish-Argentine economic relations and opportunities for the development of Polish exports in the largest, just after Brazil, country of South America being also our second and most important trade partner in the region.

Chief of the office Karolina Barmuta, began a series with its own presentation showing the strategic advantages of Poland as a business partner for foreign investors. Among the other 14 invited speakers were representatives of the city of Buenos Aires and key Argentinian provinces (Córdoba, Cuyo's famous wine region, La Plata), Polish entrepreneurs present on the local market, members of the Polish-Argentinian Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the financial sector, non-governmental organizations, foreign trade promotion agency, as well as a special Polish guest - Mariusz Ejsmont, Vice President of LUG, a leading producer of innovative, professional lighting solutions. In the coming months LUG inaugurates its production and assembly plant in the Misiones province, in the north of the country and will distribute lighting solutions in Argentina.  

The Seminar, organized in cooperation with the advisory agency Willard Grant, took place in the characteristic Torre Bellini in the centre of Buenos Aires.  The lunch was served on the terrace with a panoramic view of the city. It was an opportunity for talks.
Despite the difference about the position of Poland and Argentina regarding the agreement between Organization of the Common Market of the South „ Mercosur ”and the European Union, both countries are intensively trying to mark their presence on world markets and deepen mutual economic relations. Argentina is a country with a population similar to Poland, but almost eight times larger. Polish – Argentine trade turnover is still relatively low. Turnover in 2017 amounted to almost USD 670 million with an excess of USD 405 million in favor of Argentina. Despite this Argentina is constantly trying to balance income from commercial activities and, above all, to expand and diversify the flow of goods and services. Currently, 80% of trade is soy.

Plans for the coming weeks are also launching another PAIH representative office in Latin America, this time in Bogota.  

We sincerely invite you to contact our office, which will provide the necessary support to enter the Argentine market:

Karolina Barmuta - office manager
e-mail: karolina.barmuta@paih.gov.pl
tel .: +54 9 11 3309 7911
argentina.trade.gov.pl




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