Poland's freedom score: 68.6%; World Rank: 42
Limits on Government Regulation
Germany is Poland's main trading partner today. Poland joined the EU in May 2004. Before that, it traded through the (CEFTA) which included Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. It is the founder of the World Trading Organization. They have in place the common external trade tariff. Poland's major imports are goods needed for industrial and manufacturing. Their exports include machinery, furniture, organic foods, motor boats, planes, hardwood products, clothing, shoes, and cosmetics. Many Polish exports to the U.S. receive tariff benefits under the GSP program. However, it is less dependent on external trade than most other countries.