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Exporting from the EU - what you need to know

The Market Access Database (MADB) gives information to companies exporting from the EU about import conditions in third country markets:

  1. Tariffs
    • Duties & taxes on imports of products into specific countries
  2. Procedures and Formalities
    • Procedures & documents required for customs clearance in the partner country
  3. Statistics
    • Trade flows in goods between EU and non-EU countries
  4. Trade barriers
    • Main barriers affecting your exports
  5. SPS: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues
    • Food safety/animal health/plant health measures
  6. Rules of Origin
    • Preferential agreements & rules of origin
  7. Services for SME
    • Services for SME

 

Help us counter trade barriers ▼

We will determine whether these barriers breach international trade rules, and, if so, take appropriate action to remedy them, for example by formally requesting that the country in question remove them or asking for them to be delayed, so you can adapt to the change and/or use up your stocks.

1. Report any barriers to your exports that are not in the Trade Barriers section.

2. Tell us how technical barriers to trade (TBT) already notified to the Commission may hinder your exports.

3. Launch a formal procedure under the EU's Trade Barriers Regulation (TBR) if you think your business is being negatively affected by a trade obstacle. The Commission then investigates and determines whether there is evidence of a violation of international trade rules.


 

Country trade information
      • Trade picture of non-EU countries, trade relations with the EU, statistics.

 

Importing into the EU?

 

Do you wish to export outside of the European Union?

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Latest updates

  • 27-Apr-2017 Madagascar Focus: Harmonized System (HS) 2017, labelling requirements for pharmaceuticals and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Madagascar has been amended with regard to various details. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Harmonized System (HS) 2017

    Following Madagascar's adoption of the 2017 version of the Harmonized System (HS), the tariff codes of the goods assigned to the applicable import measures in Madagascar have been reviewed and adapted to the new version, as applicable. Moreover, the chapters entitled Note and Harmonized System in this overview have been updated accordingly.

    Labelling Requirements for Pharmaceuticals

    The chapter entitled Labelling Requirements has been newly added to this overview. It provides information on the labelling requirements to be adhered to for pharmaceuticals. Please turn to the mentioned section for further details.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following section.
  • 27-Apr-2017 Iceland Focus: Harmonized System (HS) 2017, Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products, Health Certificate for Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk, other updated forms, Commercial Invoice and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iceland has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Harmonized System (HS) 2017

    Following Iceland's adoption of the 2017 version of the Harmonized System (HS), the tariff codes of the goods assigned to the applicable import measures in Iceland have been reviewed and adapted to the new version, as applicable. Moreover, the chapters entitled Note and Harmonized System in this overview have been updated accordingly.

    Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products

    The English form displayed for translation purposes in the document entitled Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products has been exchanged for its current version. Moreover, the assignment of tariff codes to this document has been adjusted in accordance with the current legal stipulations.

    Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk

    The document entitled Health Certificate for Food and Feed with Aflatoxin Contamination Risk has been newly incorporated into this import report in order to depict the special conditions to be adhered to for the import of certain feed and food from specific countries due to a contamination risk by aflatoxins. Please turn thereto for further details.

    Updated Forms

    The following documents have been enhanced by updating the presented notification form or sample certificate, respectively:

    Notification of the Importation of Agricultural Goods
    Veterinary Certificate for Importing Sport Fishing Equipment.

    Commercial Invoice

    The document entitled Commercial Invoice has been updated in accordance with the stipulations of the Icelandic Customs Directorate. Please see the mentioned document for further specifics.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the chapter below.
  • 27-Apr-2017 Ethiopia Amendments as regards customs documentation, registration, prohibited imports as well as tobacco products have been brought to the import documentation for Ethiopia. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Documentation

    The list of documents which are generally required for customs clearance has been augmented in the chapter on Customs Procedures and Regulations. Please refer to the quoted paragraph for specifics.

    Registration

    The section on Registration has been enhanced with information on the required verification of a company name and the registration of a trade name. Please turn thereto for particulars.

    Prohibited Imports

    Further products the importation of which is prohibited into Ethiopia have been added to the section entitled Prohibited Imports. Additional details may be obtained from the mentioned paragraph.

    Tobacco Products

    Special stipulations apply to the importation of tobacco products into Ethiopia. Therefore, a new chapter on Tobacco Products has been incorporated into this overview. Please see said paragraph for more information.

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