IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 12 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

 On 9 April 2015, the Polish parliament amended the pharmaceutical law, restricting exports of medicinal products from the country. If blacklisted, these products will not be allowed exported unless permission is obtained from the Regulatory Authority - thus de facto introducing an export license.
Furthermore, the amendment also introduced strict reporting obligations for marketing authorisation holders and warehouses.
The changes are aimed at the increasing "parallel trade" i.e. the resale of Polish medicinal products in other EU member states. The Polish government hopes the amendment will hedge the risk of a shortage in medicinal products, which were intended to be sold and used in Poland but were then exported instead.
The amendment came into force on 12 July 2015.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

352 Pharmaceutical products
3001 Glands and other organs for organotherapeutic uses, dried, whether or not powdered; extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions for organotherapeutic uses; heparin and its salts; other human or animal substances prepared for therapeutic or
300120 Extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions
300190 Other
3002 Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micr
300210 Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes
300220 Vaccines for human medicine
300230 Vaccines for veterinary medicine
300290 Other
3003 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.
300320 Containing other antibiotics
300339 Other
300390 Other
3004 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packin
300410 Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives
300420 Containing other antibiotics
300431 Containing insulin
300432 Containing corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives or structural analogues
300439 Other
300440 Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading 29.37 or antibiotics
300450 Other medicaments containing vitamins or other products of heading 29.36
300490 Other
3005 Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.
300510 Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer
300590 Other
3006 Pharmaceutical goods specified in Note 4 to this Chapter.
300610 Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or dent
300640 Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements
300650 Firstaid boxes and kits
300660 Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 29.37 or on spermicides
300670 Gel preparations designed to be used in human or veterinary medicine as a lubricant for parts of the body for surgical operations or physical examinations or as a coupling agent between the body and medical instruments
369 Other plastics products
3006 Pharmaceutical goods specified in Note 4 to this Chapter.
300691 Appliances identifiable for ostomy use

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