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There are about 50 thousand companies in Poland funded through FDI, which amounts to only 1% of all businesses operating in our market. The number keeps growing because Poland is an attractive marketplace - our economy is considered to be one of the fastest growing economies in the Europe. Have you thought about starting a business in Poland? Not yet? Check how easy it is!
What do you need to know
expanding your business to Poland?
In the heart of Europe
Poland was the only country in the European Union to
experience positive economic growth in 2010. Now
Poland is Europe’s sixth-biggest economy and enjoys
a reputation as one of the quickest growing countries
in Central Europe. ings really don't show any signs
Internet users in Poland
58% of Poles use the Internet
every day or few times a week.
ey spend on the Internet
about 5 hours daily. In this time
they send e-mails, use online
b a n k i n g , r e a d n e w s a n d
communicate with friends.
E-commerce in Poland
Polish e-commerce market
value amounted to 6.2 bn EUR.
Polish internet users love
o n l i n e s h o p p i n g - e a c h
consumer spends about 550
EUR a year on average.
Legal forms of entities
• commercial law partnerships;
• limited joint-stock partnership;
• limited liability company;
• branch of a foreign company;
• professional partnership.
• sole proprietorship;
• joint-stock company;
• civil law partnership;
• limited partnership;
• registered partnership;
• representative oﬃce;
Permits and licenses
• wholesale trade and
production of alcoholic
• conducting economic
activities in special
• establishment of an
investment fund or a
• private investigation
• operation of a customs
• operation of a bank, an
insurance company or
• operation of casinos,
organisation of lotteries and
• railway and road transport;
• tourism agency activities.
e structure of the taxation system in Poland is similar to the
majority of European countries.
e main taxes are:
• real estate tax;
• road vechicle tax;
• inheritance and donation tax;
• agricultural and forestry tax;
• gambling tax.
• corporate income tax (CIT);
• personal income tax (PIT);
• Value Added Tax (VAT);
• excise duty;
• stamp duty / tax on civil
Private equity investments
Poland is one of the few countries in the world where every
year since 1992 real GDP growth has been reported. It took
28th place in a comparison from 2013, which covered 118
countries, ahead of all the countries of Central and Eastern
• PE investment value in relation to GDP in Poland amounted
• Polish participation in all PE investments in the CEE
countries amounted to 46%.
Source: Raport KPMG “Rynek Private Equity w Polsce”
Warsaw Stock Exchange is a joint stock company founded by
the State Treasury that holds 35% share in capital.
It has a capitalization of 310 bn EUR. Currently more than 450
companies are listed on the WSE.
NewConnect is alternative to WSE.
• It is aimed at investors who are looking for a potentially
higher than usual return on investment but with respectively
• Companies listed on NewConnect represent innovative
sectors relying on intangible assets e.g. informational
technology, electronic media, biotechnology or alternative
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