Russia’s attack on Ukraine also hits business, and in particular into small and medium-sized companies from across our eastern border. In the face of war, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency organizes support for companies from Ukraine and provides them with office space.
From the beginning of March, small and medium-sized companies from Ukraine can conduct their activities from Poland. The Polish Investment and Trade Agency will offer free office space in a building at 12 Bagatela Street in Warsaw.
“It is very important to support Ukrainian entrepreneurs in maintaining the functioning of their businesses. We believe that we will help them limit their losses caused by Russian aggression against their country in this way. Stronger Ukrainian business will be one of the foundations for the reconstruction of the Ukrainian economy” – said Piotr Nowak, Minister of Development and Technology.
The first Ukrainian companies will be able to use the office space “Coworking Ukraine” from Monday, March 7. The program is scheduled to last for three months with the possibility of extension, depending on the situation.
“We understand how important it is to maintain the continuity of work of Ukrainian companies despite the ongoing armed conflict. This will allow our neighbor’s economy to recover from the crisis. That is why we have so urgently prepared a location that will enable them to function comfortably and effectively in Poland. As the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, we will support Ukrainian companies that ask us for help” – says Krzysztof Drynda, Chairman of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.
Companies interested in the program can apply via the form on the Agency’s website www.paih.gov.pl.
To maintain the business continuity of Ukrainian companies, they are implementing a program to support their temporary transfer of operations to Poland. As part of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency program:
- provision of free co-working space in the center of Warsaw,
- introduces a permanent service in Ukrainian,
- maintain a database of immediately available logistics and production areas,
- provide all the information necessary for a quick start of business.
All interested parties will receive full, free support from their specialists in the field of among other things:
- Locating a suitable property to run a business from(plots, production facilities, offices),
- Advice on possible State aid (grants, tax exemptions),
- Support in contacts with central and local administration,
- Information on the conditions of doing business in Poland.
Source: Press release by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency from March 01, 2022