US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

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.