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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:

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  • 22-Oct-2018 Myanmar Amendments as regards the ASEAN registration platform, chemicals, currency and payments as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Myanmar. The following changes have been made:

    ASEAN Registration Platform

    Details of the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) have been provided in the section entitled Registration below.


    The paragraph on Hazardous Goods has been amplified with contact information of the focal point in the framework of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (also referred to as the POP Convention). For details, please refer thereto.

    Currency and Payments

    The section on Currency and Payments has been newly added to this overview of import procedures. Please turn to the quoted chapter for further information.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please consult the following paragraph.
  • 22-Oct-2018 Kazakhstan Focus: nomenclature changes, precious metals and stones, forms and procedural amendments as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Kazakhstan has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Nomenclature Changes

    The tariff codes of the goods assigned to the applicable import measures in Kazakhstan have been amended and adjusted in accordance with most recent stipulations for the following documents:

    Certificate of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union
    Declaration of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union
    Importer Certificate.
    Licence to Import Dual-Use Products.

    Precious Metals and Stones

    A certificate confirming that rough diamonds to be imported have been handled in accordance with the provisions of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is required for the customs clearance of designated precious stones. In order to describe the certificate, the document entitled Kimberley Process Certificate has been newly created for this import documentation. Please see the quoted document and also refer to the product-specific chapter on Precious Metals and Stones, which has been enhanced accordingly.

    Forms and Procedural Amendments

    The document entitled Binding Tariff Information has been equipped with the current application form and issued sample of the binding conclusion, respectively.
    Moreover, procedural amendments, e.g. mode of submission, have been reflected in the document entitled Approval of the Proposed Trade Name of a Medicinal Product. Please refer thereto for particulars.

    Contact Details

    The current contact details of the Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan have been updated in this report, where appropriate.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following chapter.
  • 22-Oct-2018 Iran Amendments as regards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), import prohibitions, new currency provisions, labelling requirements and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Iran.
    The following changes have been made:

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

    After the United States' (US) withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the coming into effect of the first sanctions on 6 August 2018, the European Commission put into force an amended version of its Blocking Statute. Please turn to the section on the JCPOA in this overview for more information.

    Import Prohibitions

    The paragraph on Prohibited Imports further below has been enhanced with details of the import ban for designated olive oil products; please turn thereto for specifics.

    New Currency Provisions

    On 11 August 2018, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI), in conjunction with several ministries (e.g. the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade), issued a new list of first-priority goods, i.e. commodities for which foreign currencies may be obtained at the official exchange rate. More information may be viewed in the section on Currency and Payments further below.

    Labelling Requirements

    Following the recent publication of a new stipulation, the mandatory information on the labels of imported cosmetic and hygienic products is henceforth required in Persian (also known as Farsi) directly on the product. The chapter on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements in this overview has been updated accordingly and may be consulted for particulars.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following paragraph.