24. Poland has applied quotas for the export of textiles and clothing under the agreements signed with the United States, Canada, Ec and Norway as part of macro-financial assistance. Export restrictions to the EU and Norway were lifted at the end of 1997. Poland`s export quotas to the United States and Canada will continue until the end of 2004. The signing of free trade agreements has led to more favourable rules for the export of textiles and clothing to the EU and Norway. The export restrictions to Turkey introduced in January 1996 followed the entry into force of Turkey`s customs union with the EU and ended with the abolition of export quotas to the EU. Poland and Vietnam already have close trade relations. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement will give it a big boost. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so. Poland is an active participant in the WTO, of which it is a founding member. Poland at least extends MFN treatment to all members, and almost all of its rights are linked. Trade policy is based on WTO commitments and trade liberalization to support ongoing economic reforms is an important objective. A vigorous search for multilateral trade liberalization would benefit Poland`s long-term economic interests.

Poland`s trading partners could also facilitate their successful transition by ensuring non-discriminatory access to their markets. 22. Some restrictions on foreign trade stem from political reasons for mentioning the ban on the export of anti-personnel mines to combat infantry or the strict control of the turnover of certain goods and technologies. To compensate for these two unforeseen factors – budgetary difficulties and the weakening of the external sector – The suspension was lifted in August 1991, and the unweighted average maximum price (MFN) rose to 18.4 per cent (13 per cent on a commercial basis in 1991) – and was followed by the introduction of a flat-rate import premium of 6 per cent in December 1992 , from which only alcoholic beverages. Tobacco, fuel and motor vehicle products. First, while the current export structure still largely reflects the legacy of the old CAEM trading system, it also contains evidence that the trade structure is evolving towards new products. Accepting data limitations, the composition of lower-quality product exchanges delivered in the eastern bound market appears to be shifting to products that are competitive in Western markets. This is clear from a comparison between the pre-reform composition of exports and the current export structure, which shows that the current export structure is comparable to that of exports that existed between Poland and the industrialized countries prior to the reform.