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  Thursday, March 15 , 2012         Issue 283         Volume 12 Number 6 Sponsor this Newsletter
 Featured:  PolandPresents         AMPE         Stopczyk & Mikulski Law Office
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Dear International Traders,

This week in Really Useful Resources you will learn about:


Doing business in Poland
The new BusinessUSA.gov website
Worldwide postal and phone codes

FITA's partner website, GlobalTrade.net now boasts a Directory of over 46,000 lawyers, freight forwarders, translators, quality control, etc worldwide.
Search the Directory to find qualified import export service providers to help you with your international operations.

See our personally selected list of profiles for this edition
 
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 OUR FEATURED COUNTRY
Poland
http://en.poland.gov.pl

According to figures recently published by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) the Polish economy had a growth rate of about 4.3% in 2011, higher than forecasts of most analysts. This was the fourth highest GDP growth in 2011 in the European Union, after Estonia (+6.5%), Lithuania (+5.9%) and Sweden (4.4%). According to GUS, this growth was mainly driven by domestic demand, which rose 3.8% compared to 2010. Watch an amusing video about the Polish economic success at http://youtu.be/JC4xh1bO7ww.

Business in Poland
Warsaw, business center


A member of the European Union since 2004, Poland has seen its economy grow stronger with community integration. The Polish economy has shown great resilience to the economic crises. Commercially, since joining the EU, exports to Poland increased by over 30%. Its three principal trading partners are Germany, Russia and France.

The United States is Poland’s 16th largest supplier and 10th largest customer. In 2010 the U.S. was the fifth largest foreign investor in Poland, accounting for 6.5% of total FDI received by the country. The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 by publishing a report produced with the assistance of KPMG titled 20 Years of American Investment in Poland. It reports that the total amount invested by the United States in Poland since the beginning of economic liberalization, in 1989, has exceeded $20 billion. The main targets of U.S.FDI are business services and Research and Development (R & D). U.S. companies operating in the country employ nearly 180,000 people.

Poland, which will host the Euro 2012 football championship, has launched major construction projects: roads, airports, railways, stadiums. It also launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant. These are sectors that have real business opportunities for companies wishing to invest in a market considered the economic center of Eastern Europe.

To learn more about trade relations between the United States and Poland:
• The US-Polish Trade Council
• Trade in Goods with Poland on the Census Bureau's Website
• The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

To assist you in your business in Poland:
Polish government’s official business information website
Website of the Polish Trade and Investment Office in New York
Website of the Polish Trade and Investment Office in London
The US Commercial Service in Poland
The US Diplomatic Mission to Warsaw
The Polish-American Business & Professional Association
The US-Poland Business Council
The Polish Agency for Foreign Investment
Find import export service providers in Poland

For information about other countries:
• Find reports and resources for 185 countries, FITA Country Miniportals
• The mini portals of GlobalTrade.net

Sponsor

Poland Presents

Welcome to the Virtual Exhibition! Meet and contact online with Polish Leading Producers and Entrepreneurs, Business Consultants, Economists, Lawyers, Bankers, Service Providers and others through chat live sessions and webinars, interested in starting business cooperation with businessmen from the international markets. Learn how to invest and expand your business with Poles and in Poland. Access all the resources and business connections you need in one place at one time.
Poland Presents


Marketing & Export Promotion Agency AMPE

Marketing & Export Promotion Agency AMPE supports business in Poland! The Agency was founded in 1999 to help promote foreign trade, especially with Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East and Central-Eastern Europe. Since 2010 we develope B2B platform for MENA & CEEurope, www.DIBNC.com


AMPE
Stopczyk & Mikulski Law Office

Our Law Office was created in the year 2000. We offer comprehensive legal advisory services, including a full scope of business activities, which are rendered using criteria of responsibility, expertise and the highest quality. Legal services are rendered in Polish and English. We use an individual approach to each of our Clients and try to understand in full his needs and meet his expectations. We're always at your disposal and are ready to give advice.
Stopczyk & Mikulski Law Office
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 REALLY USEFUL SITES
BusinessUSA
http://business.usa.gov

BusinessUSA is a new website from the U.S. government that was created to simplify the process of finding information about government assistance for small businesses across all agencies of the government. There is extensive information about export assistance. To get help starting out in exporting take a look at “Top programs and services recommended for beginning exporting”. For help in expanding exports take a look at “Top programs and services recommended for expanding exporting”. The website also has extensive links to government programs and resources that will help you in all aspects of your small business.
In the next few issues we will examine each of the various U.S. government trade promotion programs in more detail.

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Worldwide Postal and Phone Codes
http://countrycode.org/

CountryCode.org is a guide to calling anywhere in the world. The calling chart on the home page will help you find the dialing codes you need to make long distance phone calls around the globe. Simply find and click the country you wish to call. You'll find instructions on how to call that country using its country code, as well as other helpful information like city area codes, ISO country codes and the kinds of electrical outlets and phone jacks found in that part of the world.

Zip Codes & Postal Codes of the World enables you to find the postal code for most cities in the world. Click on the name of each country and you will be on that country’s official postal service’s website.

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FIND QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDERS


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GlobalTrade.net
Are you searching for qualified, experienced service providers and trading companies to help you with your overseas operations? Here we list a few of the 46,000+ listed profiles from the Directory of Import Export Service Providers on GlobalTrade.net.

Vip-Service an expert in Relocation Services in Poland
BUS Biuro Uslug Spedycyjnych an expert in Freight Forwarder in Poland
KKS LEGAL an expert in Corporate Law in Poland

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Write on our wall about working with trading companies, lawyers, freight forwarders, translators, quality control, etc.
Did they help your international trade operations? Do you have any advice to pass onto fellow importers and exporters?

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EVENTS AND WEBINARS


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The U.S. Commercial Service

SOME UPCOMING WEBINARS

Stay up to date and informed with U.S. Commercial Service webinars!
Export University 201 - Advanced Lumber Products Exporting - Greensboro, NC, United States - 04/23/2012 (Seminar)
Export Documentation Basics - Denver, CO, United States - 04/25/2012 - (Webinar)

SOME UPCOMING COMMERCIAL SERVICE EVENTS

Learn About Trade Opportunities in Europe - Yale University West Campus, CT - Monday, 05/07/2012

Get ready for the next Tradeshows! Here is a list running from July 13th to July 26th 2012
PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2012, Mexico and Central America's most important automotive trade show - Mexico City, Mexico - 07/18-20/2012

 
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FITA is proud to be a corporate partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Find all U.S. Commercial Service Events and Webinars

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JOB BANK


Provided by:
Fita Career Headquarters
FEATURED JOB THIS WEEK

International Trade Compliance Specialist for Garmin International in Kansas City, MO
Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

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Apply for jobs online and post your resume
Employers - Click here to advertise your job openings on FITA's Career HQ.
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