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

Tariffs

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 of up to 30 per cent, although tariffs on some luxury items are more than 100 per cent.

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.

Special certificates

Some products require certification before a declaration of conformity can be issued. Depending on the nature of the goods, a veterinary health certificate and/or a certificate of origin (for concessionary customs rates, if applicable) may also be required. Products containing genetically modified organisms require special approvals.