Exporting to Poland after Brexit if there’s no deal

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Poland if we leave the EU with no deal.

Trade agreement

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will not have a free trade agreement with the EU or any individual member countries, including Poland.

Tariffs and quotas

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU’s Most Favoured Nation terms will apply to exports from the UK to Poland.

Check Poland’s import tariffs and quotas under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on the Market Access MAP website.

Exporting goods

Exporting processes will change. When you export to EU countries, you will need to follow the processes that currently apply to trading with non-EU countries.

Controlled goods

The export licensing regulations for controlled goods will be affected.

Controlled goods include:

  • military items
  • dual-use items (items with both civil and military uses)
  • firearms

Find out how export licensing for controlled goods will change.

Selling services

New rules will apply if you sell services in Poland. Affected areas include:

  • cross-border trade
  • the structure of your business
  • business travel and visa requirements
  • recognition of professional qualifications
  • data protection


The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

If your adult passport was issued over 9 years ago, you may be affected.

Find out about the passport validity rules.

Sanctions and embargoes

Exports of certain categories of product to some countries are subject to embargoes or sanctions.


Get in touch with DIT:

  • to find a trade office near you
  • for Brexit enquiries
  • for support with exporting from the UK

Export opportunities and advice

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Published 25 April 2019