The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) plans to eventually open 12 Polish Trade Offices (PBH) throughout Poland, with 9 offices to be launched by the end of this year, PAIH President Paweł Kurtasz announced. In June, PAIH will open 3 PBH: i.e. in Katowice, Opole and Wrocław.
“Ultimately, 12 Polish Trade Offices will be created in cooperation with special economic zones – 9 this year. The main goal is to reach companies that have problems entering foreign markets” – said Kurtasz during the press conference.
The tasks of the newly established offices in the national sphere are:
- promotion of PAIH as an export support institution
- strengthening relations with external organizations
- increasing SME exports
- SME education
- providing SMEs with information on foreign markets.
The purpose of such offices is to be closer to the client, to act as a local advisor, to better identify the needs of exporters, to identify entities with export potential more easily, and to support the PFR Group’s business support network.
“We are considering additional locations for foreign trade offices this year,” Kurtasz also informed.
Currently, there are 54 foreign trade offices of the Polish Humanitarian Organization in the world.
The PAIH Business Forum will take place on October 4-5, the Agency also informed.
PAIH is an advisory institution that is part of the Polish Development Fund Group (PFR), it is the first point of contact for exporters and investors. It also supports the inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) to Poland and the implementation of Polish investments in the country. It operates both in Poland and through foreign trade offices (ZBH).