Poland - Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2020-10-11

The the Integrated Tariff of the European Community (TARIC) database is available to help determine if a license is required for a product.  Moreover, the European Commission maintains a trade helpdesk with information on import restrictions of various products.

Many EU member states maintain their own list of goods that are subject to import licensing.

Poland's "Import List" includes goods for which licenses are required, their code numbers, any applicable restrictions, and the agency that will issue the relevant license.  The Import List also indicates whether the license is required under Polish or EU law.  The relevant bodies for issuing licenses for import of goods are:

Ministry of Development, Department of Small and Medium Enterprises (former Department of Trade and Services): Tel:+48 22 262 94 47; e-mail: SekretariatDMP@mr.gov.pl for industrial goods and Ministry of Development, Department of Sensitive Goods Trading and Technical Security: tel: +48  22 411 96 65; e-mail:  sekretariatDOT@mr.gov.pl for sensitive and dual-use goods; National Center for Agriculture Support (Krajowy Osrodek Wsparcia Rolnictwa), Department for Market Interventions: tel:+48 22 376 71 09; e-mail: kontakt@kowr.pl for agricultural and food products.