Welcome to Poland. Positioned in the centre of Europe, Poland is a nation with a proud cultural heritage. Recently it has been on a strong economic path, with continuous GDP growth and a shift to a market economy. With this business outlook comes diverse opportunities for New Zealand businesses.
To find out more about this unique European market, download our Poland market guide on this page.
Here's a snapshot - you can find more detailed data in our guide.
|Export market ranking1||NZ's 45th largest export market|
|Free trade agreements||None|
|Ease of Doing Business ranking2||27 of 190|
|Corruption Perceptions Index ranking3||36 of 180|
Getting to Poland
Flying from New Zealand to Poland means at least one stopover. Air New Zealand, Emirates, Qatar Airways and their respective code share partners all offer non-direct flights. Depending on the stopover destination and waiting time, flight time is at least 27 hours.
When to visit
Poland has a moderate climate with relatively cold winters and warm summers. It is full of unique traditions, customs and religious festivals with many businesses closing over these periods to celebrate. Given this, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with Poland’s national holidays.
Before you go, check Safe Travel for travel advisories on Poland.
Business interactions in Poland are generally quite formal in terms of etiquette, exchanges and dress code. Punctuality is also important. Engagements are initially relatively direct and focused on getting to the point, with little ‘small-talk’. Once established, the approach is more relaxed.
You’ll find plenty more cultural information in our guide on this page.
Getting the most out of your visit means hitting the ground running. Co-working is an excellent option if you’re staying put for more than a few days. Facilities vary, but typically you can expect a desk, and access to wifi, printer / scanner, tea / coffee and a lounge area. Some facilities may offer extended perks such as parking and on-site cafes. If you’re visiting the market solo, it also means the chance to work in the company of other like-minded business people and freelancers. Co-working spaces can be searched by city on Places to Work.
Connect with NZTE in Poland
If you’re an NZTE customer and preparing to visit Poland, please get in touch with your Customer Manager to discuss your plans and possible areas of assistance. If you don’t have a Customer Manager, contact our Advisor Team for more information.
New Zealand's relationship with Poland
If you're looking for more information about our trade and diplomatic relationship with Poland, take a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Their Poland page is packed with information, including a list of embassies and details of recent official visits.