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

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  • 23-May-2018 Mauritania Amendments as regards the Directorate for Standardisation and Quality Promotion, labelling requirements as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Mauritania. The following changes have been made:

    Directorate for Standardisation and Quality Promotion

    The chapter on Norms and Standards has been enhanced with the contact details of the Directorate for Standardisation and Quality Promotion (Direction de la Normalisation et de la Promotion de la Qualité - DNPQ) under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, which is the authority responsible for industrial standards and product certification. Please turn to the quoted section for further information.

    Labelling Requirements

    Information on the labelling requirements for iodised salt has been added to the paragraph on Packaging and Labelling Requirements. Further details may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been described in the same-titled section below.
  • 23-May-2018 India Amendments as regards the authorised economic operator (AEO), special economic zones (SEZs) and labelling requirements have been brought to the import documentation for India.
    The following changes have been made:

    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

    Information on India's mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) of the authorised economic operator (AEO) schemes have been incorporated into the section on the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) in this overview. Please turn thereto for additional details.

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

    The paragraph on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) has been amended with particulars on the corresponding legislation and the authority responsible for SEZs. For further details, please refer to the quoted chapter below.

    Labelling Requirements

    Information on the labelling requirements for medical devices has been added to the paragraph on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements. More details may be obtained form said section further below.
  • 23-May-2018 Oman
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates

News

  • Taiwan opens market for beef from the Netherlands and Sweden
    Beef from the Netherlands and Sweden will now be allowed on the Taiwanese market. The welcome news was announced on 18 September 2017 by an Executive Order of the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare. The order is effective immediately. The opening of the Taiwanese market is the result of a joint effort of the Member State governments and the European Commission to engage with the Taiwanese government, academia and wider public in a dialogue over several years to explain the EU's comprehensive, multi-layered control systems that meet the highest standards.
    29 Sep 2017
  • Turkey removes long standing export restrictions of copper and aluminium scrap
    On 11 July 2017, Turkey ended long-standing export restrictions of copper and aluminium scrap. This move follows continuous efforts by the European Commission, Member States and European industry with the relevant Turkish authorities to remove these restrictions, in the context of the EU's Market Access Partnership.
    21 Sep 2017
  • Protectionism on the Rise, EU Successful in Countering Barriers
    372 trade barriers in place around the world, 10% increase in 2016
    26 Jun 2017