Poland has been one of the fastest developing countries in the EU in recent years. In 2017 it was ranked by the World Bank as the 27th easiest country in which to do business.
Poland is located at the crossroads of European trade and transport routes. It can be an entry point to other Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries as well as emerging markets further east
€85.2 billion from EU structural and cohesion funds for the years 2014 to 2020 will be invested in a range of projects in Poland.
Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Poland include:
Strengths of the Polish market include:
After France and Germany, Poland is the market with the highest growth of 27% since 2013 and the exports of Scottish goods and services to Poland have almost tripled between 2006 and 2016 from £110 million to £310 million.
In 2017 for the first time Poland globally ranked among the Top 20 Scottish export markets and there are substantial opportunities to grow international trade and investment between the two countries across a range of sectors and industries.
The market visit will be multi sector. However, the following sectors have been identified by our Scottish Development International (SDI) field team as offering good opportunities:
Wednesday 29 January
Thursday 30 January
Friday 31 January
A pre-visit briefing and training session will take place on 18 November in Scotland. It will cover market research, cultural aspects, routes to market, financial implications for trading in Poland and give a chance for the delegates to meet before the visit.
SDI will support companies attending before, during and after the market visit with the following:
- Connect with experts and professionals on the ground, such as SDI market specialists, business associations, Department for International Trade (DIT), local businesses, accountants, solicitors
- Provide market research to support delegates to set up one to one meetings with potential agents, distributors, clients, buyers, partners while in market
- Export training prior to the visit to make sure all delegates are market ready and understand the culture, finance, route to market options
-Financial funding for 50% flights and accommodation (up to £200) for eligible companies
- Companies are responsible for booking own flights and accommodation. However, we will suggest flights and hotels, so the delegation can travel as a group and stay in the same location.
Apply on the Scottish Enterprise website below.