On Monday, 20 December, the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) active in Poland decided to extend its co-operation to Estonian entrepreneurs. Now it will be possible for Estonian entrepreneurs who are active in Poland or who would like to enter the Polish market to officially join the organisation that brings together Scandinavian companies and to have access to all the services that are offered to chamber members.
Estonian Ambassador to Poland Taavi Toom said that the decision of the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce is good news for Estonian businessmen interested in the Polish market. “The SPCC is a natural partner for Estonian entrepreneurs and a place for them to exchange relevant information and experiences in Poland,” said the ambassador. The Estonian Embassy in Warsaw also became an honorary member of the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce.
The Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce is a business organisation that unites over 340 Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish companies that are active in Poland. The goals of the SPCC, which was created in 2004 when the business organisations of the four Scandinavian countries united, is to advise its members, stimulate the business development process, mediate experiences between businesses, and promote Scandinavian-Polish business contacts in general. In terms of membership the SPCC is the third-largest bilateral business organisation in Poland. In addition to Warsaw, it has regional offices in the Gdansk region, Krakow, Poznan, Vratislav, and Szczecin.
According to data from the first nine months of 2010, Poland ranked as Estonia’s 7th foreign trade partner and trade with Poland made up 4.2% of Estonia’s total foreign trade (543 million EUR – exports 102 million EUR and imports 434 million EUR). Estonian export to Poland has risen 23% in comparison with the same period last year, and Polish imports to Estonia have grown by 48%.
More information on the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce is available from the Estonian Embassy in Warsaw (tel: +48 22 88 11 810, e-mail: ) or directly from the SPCC (http://www.spcc.pl).
Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce Open to Estonian Entrepreneurs