The kinetics studies of redox reaction between palladium(II) chloride complex ions and potassium formate in acidic aqueous solutions was investigated. It was shown, that the reduction reaction of Pd(II) is selective in respect to Pd(II) complex structure. The kinetic of the process was monitored spectrophotometrically. The influence of chloride ions concentration, Pd(II) initial concentration, reductant concentration, ionic strength as well as the temperature were investigated in respect to the process dynamics. Arrhenius equation parameters were determined and are equal to 65.8 kJ/mol, and A = 1.12×1011 s−1.