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Sep 29, 2014 5:08 AM

US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland

The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) U.S. Secretary for Commerce Penny Pritzker has identified six areas from construction to defense in which Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties, even before a major trans-Atlantic agreement is reached.

Pritzker told a meeting of Polish and U.S. businessmen on Monday that bilateral business is below its potential. U.S. companies have invested some $30 billion in Poland since the early 1990s.

She named infrastructure, building, technology, defense, energy and IT as "areas of opportunity."

Poland is keen to boost its developing economy. As a member of the European Union, it is part of negotiations on a free trade agreement with the U.S.

Pritzker arrived from Ukraine, where she discussed steps that the government should take in order to develop business with the U.S.


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