Prime Minister Beata Szydło in Tirana: We will eliminate the barriers to the Polish export

We want the new agency supporting the Polish export and investments to become operational by the end of the year. We will establish 60 foreign trade offices, informed Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Friday. During the Polish-Albanian economic forum, the Prime Minister declared that her cabinet wanted to expand the Polish export offer.

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Strengthening the Polish export

Prime Minister Beata Szydło assured that Poland wanted to strengthen economic ties with Albania and increase the volume of trade. In her opinion, there is a huge potential for developing the cooperation between the two countries. At the forum, Poland presented its export offer from such sectors as energy, production of machinery, buses, agricultural equipment and furniture, as well as manufacturing. The following agreements were signed at the forum: the Agreement between the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania and the Polish National Chamber of Commerce and the Agreement on cooperation between the Albanian Investment Development Agency and the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency.

The Prime Minister stated that one of important elements of the Responsible Development Plan was to expand economic cooperation and find new markets. We want to strengthen the recognisability of Polish products, modernise the export offer and support new directions of expansion of the Polish companies, she said.

Support for exporters

I hope that the new agency supporting export and investments, on the establishment of which we are working, will prove to be a great help for our entrepreneurs. We want it to be a modern institution, operating flexibly and comprehensively, said the Prime Minister. The activities of the agency will focus on supporting enterprises on foreign markets, attracting foreign investment and promoting Polish investment abroad.

We want the agency to become operations still this year. We intend to establish 60 foreign trade offices both in the non-European countries, as well as in our closest neighbourhood – declared the Prime Minister. She added: We will systematically eliminate barriers which are particularly problematic for the Polish export.

Beata Szydło’s government plans to establish the Polish Development Fund by integrating several state agencies and financial institutions. This Fund will be composed of: the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (KUKE), the National Economy Bank (BGK), the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) and the Polish Development Investments (PIR) company.

The Prime Minister also announced that the activities of the National Economy Bank in the field of financing foreign expansion under direct foreign investments carried out by Polish enterprises or capital groups will be intensified.

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