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Shipping port hubs in Poland?


Qacer 38 | 125  
9 Jul 2007 /  #1
I've heard that Gdansk is a major shipping town. Is it a safe assumption that any city bordering the Baltic Sea has excellent shipping facilities?

Also, is there a website that I can go to find out about export/import laws, tariffs, etc. in Poland?

I am entertaining the idea of exporting furniture to Poland, but I haven't fully researched this market, yet. I know the Swedish Ikea brand is known in Europe, so I guess I'll have to find something different from them.

Thanks!
hello 22 | 890  
9 Jul 2007 /  #2
Is it a safe assumption that any city bordering the Baltic Sea has excellent shipping facilities?

Sure, as long as you mean Sweden or Germany ;). I wouldn't say the Baltic shipping facilities in Poland are excellent.... but they do the job.
mirkurij  
13 Jul 2007 /  #3
Qacer,

I work in the area of Customs and Trade law in the United States, but am hoping to use that knowledge within the next few years to gain knowledge about Polish imports and exports. I also have friends working in this field in Krakow. If you think I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me in private on this forum.
yedi  
20 Jul 2007 /  #4
Exporting furniture to Poland is a big cheallange. Poland is the first or the second exporter of furniture to Europe. It means they are one of the biggest manufactures of furniture. But if you need details please let me know. I hope I can give you some details about polish market.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,504  
20 Jul 2007 /  #5
gdynia is now the major baltic port for poland as far as i am aware

ikea is hugely popular in poland atm - poland may currently be one of europes largest furniture exporters but i wonder how good the home market is - theres a lot of crap being mass produced
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,146  
20 Jul 2007 /  #6
gdynia is now the major baltic port for poland as far as i am aware

Gdańsk first.
Szczecin-Świnoujście 2nd
Gdynia 3rd
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,504  
20 Jul 2007 /  #7
injtersting G, now that you are a master i stand corrected
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,146  
20 Jul 2007 /  #8
now that you are a master i stand corrected

Good.
OP Qacer 38 | 125  
23 Jul 2007 /  #9
Thanks for the response everyone! I didn't realize that Poland is a major furniture exporter. I will have to re-think my business plan. Currently, the Philippines and Poland has an established trade partnership. I would like to take advantage of this relationship, but I suppose I need to scour some more research data.

My ultimate plan is to establish some an international trading business using goods from Poland and the Philippines exported to the US.

Thanks!

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