Meeting between the IGCC and Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

On 17 May 2017, Minister Mateusz Morawiecki – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Finance, met with representatives and members of fourteen the largest bilateral Chambers of Commerce operating in Poland: American, Austrian, British, Belgian, French, Spanish, Irish, Canadian, Dutch, German, Italian, Swiss, Scandinavian and Portuguese.

The Chambers that were present at the meeting represent some of the largest foreign investors operating on the Polish market, bringing together more than 3500 companies which altogether create about 1.5 million jobs in Poland.

 

This meeting gave an opportunity to learn more about the status of projects related to the Plan of Responsible Development that was announced by Minister Morawiecki. What is more, the Chambers also had the chance to receive answers to their questions concerning some of the most important issues for foreign investors, which included the future status, role and existence of Special Economic Zones, the reasons for Poland’s failure to join the euro zone, the problems connected to the declining unemployment rate, congestion in the processes of company registration procedures, tax collection, environmental issues, tenders in the construction sector and the reform of Polish trade offices abroad, etc. All these questions were asked from the perspective of investors doing business in Poland.

The role of communication with investors was also emphasised as an essential key to good cooperation as well as to maintaining Poland’s attractiveness as a place for foreign investment.

The participants in the meeting expressed their openness for discussion and willingness to cooperate, including in the process of the internationalisation of Polish businesses on foreign markets.