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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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During summer 2018 it was conducted a survey to improve the understanding of rules of origin.

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  • 15-Mar-2019 Iraq Amendments as regards the scope of goods subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI), foodstuffs and aircraft have been brought to the import documentation for Iraq. The following changes have been made:

    Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)

    The scope of commodities subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI) has been amplified so as to include formulas for special medical purposes intended for infants and designated foodstuffs, e.g. ice cream containing vegetable fats and certain spices, amongst others. Hence, the importation of the newly listed goods now requires a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and a Release Note for Customs Clearance to be issued in the framework of the Pre-Import Inspection, Testing and Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq (ICIGI). Further particulars of the programme may be viewed in the quoted documents as well as in the paragraph on Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) in this overview.


    Information on the General Company for Foodstuff Trading and the Company for Cereal Trading, which come under the Ministry of Trade, has been added to the chapter on Foodstuffs and Animal Feed below; please turn thereto for specifics.


    The section on Aircraft has been newly added to the overview of Iraqi import procedures and may be viewed for additional details of the import requirements for said goods.
  • 15-Mar-2019 Bolivia Focus: electronic submission of customs-related information, ionising radiation sources and equipment as well as the Free Sale Certificate.
    The import documentation for Bolivia has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Electronic Submission of Customs-Related Information

    All customs-related documents have been amplified with details of the electronic submission of data related to import transactions by means of the Bolivian customs data management system, i.e. the Single System for Customs Modernisation (SUMA) of the National Customs of Bolivia (ANB). Please also consult the blue-pencilled paragraph entitled Customs Procedures and Regulations below.

    Ionising Radiation Sources and Equipment

    The document entitled Registration of Radiation Sources has been amended with regard to its purpose and the current processing fee.
    The following product-specific measures have been updated as for applications for renewal and the basis for the assessment of the processing fees, respectively:

    Import Authorisation for Radiation Sources
    Import Licence for Radiation Sources.

    Free Sale Certificate

    The sample form contained in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been exchanged for a more recent version. For further information, please see the quoted document.
  • 15-Mar-2019 Libya Editorial adaption.