Doing Business in Poland
Welcome to the Warsaw office of the Export to Group in Poland. Our business exists to help businesses like yours develop and prosper in this rapidly developing market. We offer market entry and ongoing support to international companies who have selected Poland as a target market for their products, services or technologies or as an entry point for sales throughout neighbouring markets. We also offer our Poland based clients assistance regarding investment and trade opportunities in other markets where we have a local presence and will match their sourcing needs with the appropriate products and services from the best possible suppliers around the globe.
Export to Poland- a few facts and figures
Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalisation since 1990 and was the only country in the European Union (EU) to avoid recession as a result of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Although EU membership and access to EU structural funds have provided a major boost to the economy since 2004, gross domestic product per capita remains significantly below the EU average and unemployment continues to exceed the EU average. While the Polish economy has performed well over the past five years, growth slowed in 2012, in part due to the ongoing economic difficulties in the Eurozone, as well as weaker external demand, ongoing fiscal consolidation and the deceleration of public investment following the 2012 football championships. Inflation in 2011 was 4.3 per cent, up from 2.6 per cent in 2010.Inflation is 2012 fell to 3.7 per cent. Poland is one of the few emerging economies to still enjoy stable credit ratings and has a huge domestic market of over 38 million consumers. English is increasingly spoken, particularly by the younger generation in what is becoming a strong, dynamic economy and the gateway to emerging markets of eastern Europe. Strengths of the Polish market include:
Opportunities in Poland
Poland announced plans to build 2 new 3 gigawatt (GW) nuclear plants in 2009. Nuclear is expected to make up around 17% of Poland’s future energy mix. The first plant is scheduled to open in 2024, at an estimated cost of £7 to £11 billion. Delivery is being managed by the state-owned company, PGE S.A.
There are opportunities for: regulatory capacity building, research and development (R&D, ) transfer
supply of all elements of the fuel cycle, consultancy and project management.
Upgrading the rail network a national priority. This is to align the country with the rest of Europe’s advanced trans-European rail network. There will be Euro 25 billion investment in Polish railways between now and 2030. This creates opportunities for planning and development, the development of technical standards and regulation, supply of rail technologies, supply of rolling stock, including subcomponents, operational maintenance, project and commercial management
The security sector is fast developing. There are opportunities for: CCTV monitoring systems for cities, transport systems and intelligent buildings, access control solutions, cutting edge solutions for homeland security services, including surveillance, security and communications equipment, IT security solutions for public administration, businesses and individuals, cyber security solutions including those for critical infrastructure areas.Poland has developed a well-regulated, stable financial market. Businesses able to compete in the following areas should contact us without delay. Innovative services and products, especially in mobile payments, cyber security, solutions in banking, opening shared business centres, insurance
specialist legal services.
To discuss these and many more opportunities for profitable trade with Poland contact us today.
Export to Poland
Building E, Wisniowy Business Park, Ul Ilzecka 26, 02-135 Warsaw