Poland - Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade

Describes the country's standards landscape, identifies the national standards and accreditation bodies, and lists the main national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.

Last published date: 2019-10-13

For full overview of the European Union legislation on standards please click here to reference the European Union Country Commercial Guide: EU Country Commercial Guide 2019. For standards information specific to Poland, see below. 

Standards 

The Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN) is the only Polish body that creates standards at the national level when no EU-wide standards have been set and which also represents the Polish member state vote within the European standards setting organizations of CEN, CELENEC, and ETSI when an EU-wide harmonized standard is being developed. Since Poland joined the European Union, Polish standards have been revised to be consistent with EU Standards. PKN sells standards documents electronically on its web-site Digital System for the Sale of Products and Services (in Polish).    
The Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN) is the only Polish body that creates standards.  Since Poland joined the European Union, Polish standards have been revised to be consistent with EU Standards. PKN sells standards documents electronically on its web-site Digital System for the Sale of Products and Services (in Polish).   
Product Certification 
In Poland, the Polish Center for Testing and Certification (PCBC)is the leading organization for product testing and certification. With over 50 years of experience, this organization also certifies management systems and conducts personnel trainings. PCBC is a member of many international and European organizations acting in the field of quality management, conformity assessment of products and systems and training and certification of personnel. PCBC is the EU Notified Body No. 1434 for 11 New Approach Directives and it strives to extend its scope of notification.  

The PCBC runs activities in the scope of: 

  • organization of certification system for: B, Q, Eko, Ecolabel mark, 

  • certification of management systems (PCBC and IQNet certificates), 

  • product certification, 

  • conformity assessment of products and management systems per notifications 

  • certification of personnel 

  • organization of training and improvement of personnel development in the field of quality (testing, certification, and accreditation) 

  • testing of products, 

  • certification of ecological farms Accreditation 
     
    Polskie Centrum Akredytacji – Polish Center for Accreditation is the national accreditation body authorized to accreditation of conformity assessment bodies.  “For other Polish notified bodies, we recommend using this link.