Foreign direct investments support the growth of Polish companies and enable the acquisition of best practices and technologies. Foreign investments simultaneously serve the development of both - Polish and host countries economies. The involvement of the Polish International Development Fund expands the limits for Polish companies, allowing them to obtain financing for new projects which otherwise would be difficult to achieve.
The emergence of a substantial amount of outbound foreign investments is a natural stage in the transformation from developing countries to developed countries. FDIs make it possible to increase the scale of operations, diversify risk, provide access to new technologies and ideas, and lead to the creation of new, highly specialised jobs in the country.
Responsible foreign direct investment is beneficial both from the perspective of the host country and the country from which the investor originates.
The most common benefits of foreign direct investment include: increase in capital resources, production volume and income, increase in the productivity of production factors, improvement in the efficiency of market operations through the inflow of know-how, the inflow of new technologies and the stimulation of innovation and increased competitiveness. Foreign direct investments also result in increased integration with the global economy. This is due to the complementarity of investments with the exports of the country of origin – investments can contribute to the growth of exports.
The development institutions gathered in the PFR Group offer various mechanisms of support for the international activity of Polish enterprises. The PFR Group supports foreign investments by offering advisory services, as well as by organising activities to promote Polish companies on the international arena.
Depending on their needs, Polish companies can make use of various products to facilitate international activities:
The Polish International Development Fund supports the investment expansion of Polish companies into foreign markets by co-financing direct foreign investments. The fund offers long-term, stable equity and debt financing.
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency carries out a broad range of activities from the promotion of the Polish economy and strengthening the image of Polish brands on the international arena, through providing access to comprehensive information on the economic and legal environment to assisting in fulfilling administrative procedures.
BGK (a state development bank) in turn, offers financing for short- and long-term export contracts of Polish enterprises. Thanks to this solution, Polish companies can reduce the risk of non-payment for goods or services delivered to a foreign client, while at the same time offering attractive financing.
Export Credit Insurance Corporation (KUKE) insures trade transactions of Polish entrepreneurs. As the only such entity in the country, KUKE insures long-term export projects of an investment nature, financed by loans with a repayment period of two years or more.
co-financing of foreign direct investments
activities promoting the Polish economy abroad, consulting
financing of export contracts
insurance of trade transactions of Polish entrepreneurs
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