IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 22 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On 30 May 2014, the Polish parliament amended its Act on crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas, as well as the rules of conduct in emergency situations concerning fuel security and disruptions on the oil market.
 
Starting 22 July 2014, all fuel producing or trading companies in Poland are required to provide a collateral worth PLN 10 million (around EUR 2.38 million) before receiving a concession (cf. art. 38a 1 of the amended Act). Those entities with prior concessions have 4 months after the amendment comes into force to provide the collateral, i.e. until 22 November 2014.
 
The Polish LPG Association managed to insist that the new collateral does not include the LPG importers.
 
Most likely to be affected by the amendments are small importers of petrol. Particularly hit are gas stations near country borders who often import fuel from nearby refineries, such as from the German town of Schwedt. ("Koncesja na import za grube miliony", Rzeczpospolita, 3.4.2014)
 
According to the government, the changes made are aimed at tackling the grey zone in the fuel industry.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2709 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
270900 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
271019 Other
271020 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the bas
399 Other wastes & scraps
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271099 Other

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