The Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic cooperation, especially to support business relations between Poland and Hungary. We consider it our task to provide economic and business information on important aspects of the business environment in both countries. PLHUCC works to facilitate cooperation between entrepreneurs, our aim is to contribute to business success with our services thereby developing economic relations between companies in the two countries.
It was a long time ago, before the Second World War, that a bilateral chamber operated between Poland and Hungary. This tradition has been revived when the founding process of the bilateral chamber was initiated and launched in accordance with the Polish Chamber Law and the regulation of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. In addition, November 2021, PLHUCC has become an accredited bilateral chamber of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce works to provide comprehensive support for economic and trade relations between companies operating in the two countries, thus strengthening bilateral trade and economic relations, representing the interest of member companies, and providing them with relevant information, services, trainings. Facilitating cooperation, exchange of experience and building business-to-business links can contribute to further developing business cooperation between the two countries. PLHUCC wants to present best practice examples in bilateral relations and support many new successful companies through its activities.
The Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was founded more than 30 years after the fall of communism in Central Eastern Europe. The establishment of the bilateral Chamber, an institution created to promote economic cooperation between Poland and Hungary, marks a new step in the development of Polish-Hungarian bilateral economic relations.
Initiator: The initiator of the Chamber Project was Ms Anna Wisniewski, former commercial counsellor, who elaborated the project concept during 2018 on the basis of initial consultations concerning Polish chamber regulations with the Polish Chamber of Commerce, and informed the diplomatic representations in Poland and Hungary, and also held talks with the founding member companies, on the founding of the new institution.
Founding: The founding process was prepared and carried out by the Founding Committee in 2019. Mr Andrzej Mikulski, attorney-in-law and Ms Anna Wisniewski, Commercial Attaché were members of the founding committee. The foundation process of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, and its President Mr Tomasz Zjawiony. A Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice was signed in May 2019 at the Polish-Hungarian Forum in Stary Sacz: /sites/default/files/content-files/LIST%20INTENCYJNY%2019%20maja%202019.pdf.
The founding process of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was carried out in Poland, under Polish legislation, with the involvement of the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG). Under Polish law, the process of establishing bilateral chambers is governed by the Act of 30th May 1990 on chambers of commerce (Journal of Laws No 35, item 195). The application for the foundation of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was prepared in August 2019 by the Founding Committee, with consideration of the effective procedural rules of the Polish Chamber of Commerce referred to the establishment of chambers of commerce. Following the positive assessment of the application, the Polish Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution with the signature of Marek Kloczko, President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, that the official registration process of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce could officially begin (Uchwala KIG 7/2019)/sites/default/files/content-files/uchwa%C5%82a%207_2019%20z%2025-09-2019.pdf
Founding General Assembly: The Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce was established jointly by 26 founding member companies, of which 15 are companies registered in Poland and 11 in Hungary. The General Assembly was held on 21 November 2019, in Krakow. The most important resolutions were on the establishment of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the adoption of the Statutes of the Chamber, the establishment of the Chamber's Executive Board (Board of Directors) and its officers, and the resolution on the establishment of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce Permanent Representation in Budapest. The conditions for the use of the logo of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce were also adopted.
Founding Member Companies: The minutes of the Founding General Assembly meeting was signed by the representatives of 26 Founding Member Companies.
The Founding Member Companies of PLHUCC are: Arboretum Grupa sukcesyjna, Attila Rettig Communication, Balajcza Sp. z o.o, Balázs & Kovátsits Ügyvédi Társulás, Cordia Management Poland Sp. z o. o, Dandee Bt., Dynamis Kft., Greentech Polska Sp. z o.o, Hidrofilt sp.z o.o., Hidrofilt Vízkezelést Tervező és Kivitelező Kft., Hungary Poland Legal Sp. z o.o., Jasmine Internation Dental Polska Sp. z o.o., Litwiniuk property Sp.z o.o,, Mikulscy & Wspólnicy Kancelaria, Nowy Styl Hungary Zrt., Pondex Kft., Pyro-Kat Ochrona Środowiska i Automatyka Zygmunt Wysocki, RABEN Logistics Polska Sp.z o.o., RODEN Mérnöki Iroda Kft., RODEN Road Design Polska Sp. z o. o., Tokaj-Hétszőlő Zrt., TRIGRANIT POLSKA Sp. z o.o., Wind-Electric Kft., Women/Business/Angels Association, Zsadányi Pincészet és Vendégház/ Ars Vinaria Kft., Vocatus
Inauguration in Warsaw and Budapest_13th October 2020: The opening ceremony on the establishment of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce took place simultaneously at the Embassy of Hungary in Warsaw and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Budapest. The ceremony was addressed in Warsaw by H.E. Ambassador Orsolya Kovács (H.E.Orsolya Kovács_Köszöntő levél PL-HU Gazd. Kamara.pdf), Mr Michał Melaniuk, President of PLHUCC, Mr Marek Kłoczko, Vice President of KIG. In Budapest a speech was addressed by H.E. Ambassador Jerzy Snopek (H.E.Jerzy Snopek_Nagyköveti köszöntő levél PLHU Kamara.pdf), Mr Parragh László, President of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr László Csik, executive director of CED, Mr Maciej Wasilewski, honorary consul of the Republic of Poland, and Ms Anna Wisniewski Anna, General Director of PLHUCC.
A more detailed documentation on the founding process with pictures can be downloaded in the document: „Our Story”History_EN.pdf.
LOGO: The logo of the Polish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce is based on the symbol of infinity, referring to the importance of interconnection and cooperation, as well as the multitude of possibilities and continuity.