A hundred-year-old dream came true with the establishment of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce. The official opening ceremony was held simultaneously in Warsaw and Budapest on Tuesday. In addition to the participating member companies, this new institution is supported by representatives of the chambers of commerce, professional organizations and both states, that lined up with the aim of broadening and developing economic and trade relations and cooperation between Poland and Hungary.
Although Poland is the fourth most important foreign economic partner of Hungary and the third largest importer of goods, until now there has not been any bilateral economic and trade institution that could develop cooperation between the two countries. Last year, Polish-Hungarian trade turnover reached a record of EUR 10.4 billion, but the founders see further opportunity to strengthen bilateral business relations.
“We are very happy that the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was established. For us, the start of the institution is also the result of many years of intense and fruitful economic cooperation between our countries. We hope that the Chamber will contribute to the revival of Polish-Hungarian trade relations in the first period of its operation, even in the current period of the pandemic, and in the long run will contribute to building lasting and strong partnerships for economic cooperation," Zsuzsanna Orsolya Kovács, Hungarian Ambassador in Poland, said.