Pottery maker Manufaktura is based in the Lower Silesian town of Bolesławiec. It can’t wait for the EU’s trade deal with Japan to come into effect.
“We already export there but the market is difficult because duties are high and many tests need to be carried out,” says CEO Paweł Zwierz. “In Japan, even colour combinations have to be certified. But I’m sure the EPA between the EU and Japan will increase our sales, as did the agreement with South Korea.”