2018-04-18 | 06:00EU funds
Polish ports are gaining foothold on the European transshipment market. Gdańsk is investing in infrastructure and hoping to take over some clients from German ports
The Seaport in Gdańsk is to invest PLN 600 m in two major projects supported by EU funds. These are to attract new clients within the Baltic Sea region, which is Europe’s fastest growing sea area. Transshipment volume in Polish ports is growing i.a. because of favourable economic conditions.
2018-04-16 | 06:00Trade
Poles are reluctant to file complaints against fraudulent e-sellers. They are either discouraged by lengthy procedures or don’t know where to look for help
Most consumers won’t file a complaint against a fraudulent e-seller unless they lose more than PLN 300. Afraid of lengthy procedures, they ignore minor frauds. According to the Consumer Federation, while internet fraud is generally on the decline, fraud involving non-delivery of paid-for goods is still commonplace.
2018-04-03 | 06:00Trade
Poland is attracting a growing number of Italian businesspeople. They appreciate aids in business launch, but are struggling with insufficient workforce
Last year’s total trade between Poland and Italy exceeded EUR 20 billion in value. Polish exports increased by over 13 percent, while imports recorded a 6 percent growth year on year. Our mutual investments are promising as well, with more than 3,000 Italian companies, totalling EUR 20 billion in turnover, in addition to sole traders (e.g. restaurant owners). What Italians find especially appealing about Poland is the ease of setting up a business here. On the other hand, both small and large investors complain about the shortage of workforce.