Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Poland.

For further information please visit the Polish Ministry of Finance Customs Service website.

Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Tariff

Poland adheres to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and tariffs are based on the Harmonised System. Customs regulations comply with the European Union's European-wide directives. Most Favoured Nation (MFN) treatment applies to Australian imports.

The majority of goods are subject to rates up to 30 per cent, although tariffs on some luxury items are more than 100 per cent and over 300 per cent on spirits.

Further information on specific tariffs is available from the Customs Service of the Republic of Poland’s tariff browser.

Non-tariff barriers

Import licensing is required only for a limited range of products, these include:

  • Military items
  • Radioactive materials
  • Explosives
  • Arms and munitions
  • Highly flammable materials
  • Goods subject to quota, temporary capital imports and products coming under international agreements requiring bilateral settlements

Import licenses are issued by the Minister of Economy.

Import quotas are established for certain products.

Annual tariff quotas are established for grains and meat, depending on the demand and supply situation.

A range of products is prohibited for reasons relating to the protection of the natural environment, national security, public order, human, plant and animal health.

Foreign exchange control is administered by the Monetary Policy Council (at the central bank) in consultation with the Minister of Finance.