YEREVAN, April 9. / ARKA /. Armenia’s trade with Poland in 2013 amounted to $44.6 million, up from $42.6 million in 2012, Martin Sarkisian, the chairman of Armenia’s Commerce and Industry Chamber, said today.
Speaking at an Armenian-Polish business forum in Yerevan he said Armenian exports to Poland surged by 85 percent last year to $1.1 million.
According to him, Armenia sells to Poland crayfish, strong drinks, cigars, cigarillos and cigarettes, as well packaging materials and containers.
He said Armenia imports from Poland dairy products, sugar, confectionery, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, glue, pipe, plastic products and tiles.
Poland’s ambassador to Armenia, Zdzislaw Raczynski, said there is still a large untapped potential for Armenia and Poland to boost their trade ties.
"I urge the Polish businessmen to be more active in cooperation with their Armenian colleagues. I also urge Armenian business people to look at Poland as economically highly developed country, “he said.
He said Poland has the sixth largest economy in the European Union. Raczynski said also the embassy of Poland in Armenia is ready to provide any assistance to the forum participants. -0-