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  • Imports from Poland A$640 million
  • Exports to Poland A$251 million
  • Capital Warsaw
  • Official Language Polish
  • Area 313,000 sq km
  • Population 38.5 million

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Poland - Australia R&D collaboration opportunities
18 Nov 2014
Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) is seeking research and development (R&D) collaborations with Australian institutions.

Doing Business

Polish business people will want a clear understanding of what is to be dealt with in any meeting. A company profile and product literature should be provided.

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalisation since 1990 and was the only country in the European Union (EU) to avoid recession as a result of the 2008-09 global financial crisis.
    » read more at DFAT
    Under the Polish Constitution, the legislative authority of the Republic is vested in the Parliament, composed of the Sejm (lower house of parliament, 460 members) and the Senate (upper house, 100 members).
    » read more at DFAT
    Poland is a growing market for Australia's commercial interests. Direct merchandise exports to Poland in 2012 were around A$63 million, while imports from Poland were worth A$509 million.
    » read more at DFAT


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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a voluntary mechanism which promotes and supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the full publication and verification of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas, and mining.

The EITI is supported by governments, industry, and non-government organisations around the world. The Australian Government supports the EITI and encourages Australian companies operating internationally to comply with its recommendations.

Bilateral agreements

Australia has social security agreements with several countries that address the issue of 'double super coverage' for employees sent to work overseas. To take advantage of these agreements, Australian employers sending employees overseas to work must apply to the Tax Office for a Certificate of coverage.

For more details, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.

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