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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

  • 25-Jul-2017 Madagascar Focus: Marketing Authorisation for Pharmaceutical Products, Export Notification for Goods Coming under the Rotterdam Convention and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Madagascar has been amended with regard to various details. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Marketing Authorisation for Pharmaceutical Products

    The document entitled Marketing Authorisation for Pharmaceutical Products has been enhanced with further information on the summary of product characteristics which must be provided for an application for a marketing authorisation. More details may be obtained from the quoted document.

    Export Notification for Goods Coming under the Rotterdam Convention

    The document entitled Export Notification for Goods Coming under the Rotterdam Convention has been newly added to the set of documents pertaining to this import documentation. Please turn thereto and to the chapter on Hazardous Goods and Waste for particulars.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following section.
  • 25-Jul-2017 Iceland Amendments as regards high risk food and feed products, packaging material and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Iceland. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    High Risk Food and Feed Products

    The assignment of tariff codes to the document entitled Common Entry Document for High Risk Food and Feed Products has been adjusted in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1142 of 27 June 2017. Please turn to the quoted document and to the chapter on Plants and Plant Products in this overview for more details of this measure.

    Packaging Material

    The section on Packaging and Marking Requirements below has been enhanced with information on the stipulations for packaging material. For more particulars, please consult the mentioned paragraph.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the chapter below.
  • 25-Jul-2017 Belize
    Amendments to the internal taxation

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