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Investment framework and opportunities in Poland

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Poland allows both foreign and domestic entities to establish and own business enterprises and engage in most forms of remunerative activity per the Entrepreneurs’ Law which went into effect on April 30, 2018.
Acquisition of Holdings
Taking a majority holding in the capital of a Polish company is allowed, as long as an authorisation is obtained.
Obligation to Declare
The investment promotion agency in the country gives information about the authorisations necessary for setting up business.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of the Interior
Energy Regulatory Office
National Broadcasting Council
Civil Aviation Authority
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Polish law limits non-EU citizens to 49 percent ownership of a company’s capital shares in the air transport, radio and television broadcasting, and airport and seaport operations sectors.  Licenses and concessions for defense production and management of seaports are granted on the basis of national treatment for investors from OECD countries.

The Law on Freedom of Economic Activity (LFEA) requires companies to obtain government concessions, licenses, or permits to conduct business in certain sectors, such as broadcasting, aviation, energy, weapons/military equipment, mining, and private security services.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Polish Investment & Trade Agency
Polish Agency for industrial development
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in Poland
Ted - European Public Market, Business opportunities in EU 27
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Poland's official website

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Latest Update: September 2022

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