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Improving the Business Environment

Polish Chamber of Commerce

Warsaw, September2013



Polish chamber of commerce
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • Reaching back to Middle Ages:

  • Craftsmen Fraternities and Trade Guilds

  • I. Republic- Trade Councils – first organizations representing entrepreneurs, established in 1809 in the Warsaw Princedom

  • II.Republic– 10 chambers of industry and commerce established on the basis of the Regulation of the President of Poland of July 15th, 1927Public Law Status

  • Situation after the WW II

  • The chambers re-activated for a short time.Liquidation of chambers ofindustry and commerce in 1950. The Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade established(decree of 1949) – a body thought rather to steer / regulate than to represent the companies’ interest.


Polish chamber of commerce1
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • Established 1990, legal successor of Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade

  • Private Law Chamber

  • Member of Eurochambres, Brussels

  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce, Paris

  • Cooperation agreements with the Chambers from more than 100 countries


Polish chamber of commerce2
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • Regional and local chambers - 53

  • Industry oriented associations - 71

  • Bi - and multilateral chambers - 18

  • Other organizations - 10

CURRENTLY: 152 MEMBERS



Polish chamber of commerce main activities
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCEMAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Creation and evaluation of economic policy in Poland (committees)

  • Foreign relations and promotion

  • Conferences, forums, seminars

  • Trade arbitration

  • Services, for example: documents legislations, training courses, publications

  • Special projects

  • EU funded projects

  • Networking


Polish chamber of commerce organisational chart
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCEORGANISATIONAL CHART

Statutorybodies

General Secretary

Economic Policy

InnovativeEconomy

Administration,

Membershipissues

Trainings

projects

Foreign affairs


Business environment
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

How to influence?

  • Legal system

  • Policies

  • Institutions

  • Tools / actions / bestpractices


Economic policy
ECONOMIC POLICY

  • The Channels of influence:

  • EU – level

    • through Eurochambres

    • through Polish Government

    • through MEP

  • Country – level

    • Through government, parliament, President’s office

    • Through mass-media


Economic policy legal system
ECONOMIC POLICY / LEGAL SYSTEM

  • How to develop opinions and position papers?

  • Committeess of Polish Chamber of Commerce

  • the KIGNET Project / internet platform

  • Institute for Private Enterprise and Democracy (think tank)

  • Members (industry oriented & regional)

  • Working groups (occasional)

  • External experts

  • Cooperation with other business organisations (employers, handicraft, …)

  • Cooperation with think tanks


Economic policy1
ECONOMIC POLICY

  • Committees:

  • Committee of Agriculture and Food Industry

  • Committee of Commerce

  • Committee of Environmental protection

  • Committee of Health

  • Committee of Infrastructure

  • Committee of Construction

  • Committee of E-economy

  • Committee of Quality and Standarisation

  • Committee of Climate Policy

  • Committee of Turism

  • Committee of Municipal development

  • Committee of Education

  • Committee of Ethics and CSR

  • Committee of Science


Economic policy2
ECONOMIC POLICY

  • The form of expression:

  • Evaluation of business environment - position papers

  • Opinions

  • Indexes

  • Best practices

  • Parliamentary barometer


Tools actions
TOOLS / ACTIONS

  • Projects:

    • EU funded

    • Others

  • Examples:

    • Career Developement For Women

    • Innovative economy

    • the KIGNET Project


Polish chamber of commerce services
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SERVICES

  • Consultancy & advisory services including:

    • Polish and international tax law

    • economic and financial services

    • accountancy

    • public relations and marketing comunications (conferences, seminars)

    • export development activities (economic missions and trades)

    • information protection services

  • Pro-innovative advisory services:

    • energy and technological audit

    • quality management system (QMS)

    • advisory services for clusters startup

    • certifications,


Polish chamber of commerce best practices
POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCEBest practices

  • Polish Quality Award System (in frame of EFQM)

  • Business Fair Play Competition

  • Code of Business Ethics

  • Anticorruption procedures

  • Business friendly local administration

  • Business friendly procedures in legalisation of documents

  • SME’s friendly bank – competition


More information
MORE INFORMATION

Thank you very much for your attention.

For more information please visit our Website at

www.en.kig.pl


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