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This document provides background information about contract agreements in Poland, including a discussion on freedom of contract, absent or ambiguous terms, and oral contracts. It also describes competition and antitrust issues, tax considerations, and provides links to additional resources for more information on Polish law and economy. Prepared by: Olejniczak & Richardson.

Government Resources

Main Government Page
Statistics Office
Central Banks
Stock Exchanges
Export Promotion Agency
Investment Promotion Agency

News Sites

The Warsaw Business Journal is a daily business news site that reports business and economic news from Poland. The website also includes a database of Polish companies and a variety of business links. Users may receive free weekly headlines by email, but other site services vary in price.

The Warsaw Voice is a weekly news publication that provides articles about the latest events in business, real estate, law, society, and culture. The business section of the site provides a wide variety of economic, financial, and labor-related news.

Regulatory Agency Sites

In charge of the research and policymaking for the agriculture industry in Poland, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development website contains many links to current news, research and publications, and contact information for the agricultural institutions in Poland. The website is only available in Polish.

The Ministry of Health in Poland regulates national healthcare policy and oversees the state-financed system and the National Health Fund, which provides free medical treatment countrywide to all citizens and legal residents. It is also responsible for overseeing the labeling and safety of medical goods and services. Furthermore, the ministry's website contains information about the healthcare system, medical treatments, and pharmaceutical products.

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) of Poland controls broadcasters' activities in regards to laws and license agreements. They study content and reception of radio and television programs and also propose scientific improvements in the broadcasting sector. The KRRiT website provides information for consumers and broadcasters about fees and regulations within the sector as well as recent news.

The Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) supervises the telecommunications services and intervenes in issues and complaints. UKE promotes the advancement of technology for electronic communication and post. UKE also serves to protect consumers by issuing licenses to communication providers. Their website offers information about recent activity within the sector, laws, and general consumer issues.

The Space Research Centre (CBK-PAN) in Poland is an institute that studies terrestrial space, bodies of the solar system, and Earth itself with the use of space and satellite technology. The Space Research Centre conducts research papers, participates in international space missions, and constructs space technology. The site offers various information including its history, research publications, technology projects, and doctoral studies.

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (PFSA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Polish financial services industry. The PFSA site contains a list of financial regulations, publications, and market data sorted by relevant sector.

Other Resources

The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.

Export Opportunities in Poland is a publication of Enterprise Ireland, which reviews the benefits of doing business with Poland. The site includes an economic overview, trade statistics, and industry opportunities. Opens in PDF.

The National Chamber of Commerce in Poland is a self-government institution that represents the interests of Polish entrepreneurs and business organizations. This site features history of the chamber, list of exporters, good practices, commercial documents, and a find a partner section.