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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.

 

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Latest updates

  • 11-Feb-2016 Montenegro Amendments as regards preferential treatment, the e-Uprava, foodstuffs, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), country of origin labelling and news regarding various trade-related issues have been brought to the import documentation for Montenegro. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been completely revised. Please turn to the quoted paragraph for further details.

    E-Uprava Portal

    Details of the e-Uprava government portal, which functions as a one-stop online shop to obtain information on the various services provided by the authorities of the Montenegrin Government, i.e. the licences and permits which can be obtained for the trade and importation of goods, have been added to the section on Requirements for Import Formalities. Please turn thereto for further information.

    Foodstuffs

    In accordance with the Food Safety Law ("Official Gazette CG" 57/2015), the chapter on Packaging, Labelling and Marking Requirements has been enhanced with various information on requirements for the packaging and labelling of specific foodstuffs as well as animal feedstuffs. Please turn thereto for specifics.

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    Within the framework of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which Montenegro is party to, the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) provides scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on dealing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The contact details of the local branch of the BCH in Montenegro have been provided in the respective section on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in this overview.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The chapter on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly added to this overview. More information may be obtained from the quoted section below.

    Other Changes

    For News regarding European Union (EU) accession negotiations as well as a World Customs Organisation (WCO) workshop, please turn to the section below.
  • 11-Feb-2016 Jordan Focus: preferential treatment, printed matter, country of origin labelling and contact information.
    The import documentation for Jordan has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Preferential Treatment

    The section on Preferential Treatment in this overview has been completely revised. Please turn to the quoted paragraph for further details.

    Printed Matter

    The document entitled Authorisation to Import Books and Publications has been newly added to the set of documents of this report. For a survey on the importation of Media Items, the same-named paragraph in this overview may also be consulted.

    Country of Origin Labelling

    The chapter on Country of Origin Labelling has been newly added to this overview. More information may be obtained from the quoted section below.

    Contact Information

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been renamed Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply, which has been reflected throughout the report.
  • 11-Feb-2016 Algeria
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation

News

  • SPS Flash Note - Japan lifts the ban on imports of Danish beef
    As from 2 February 2016, Japan lifted its long-term ban on Danish beef based on an alleged risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The decision on products from Denmark follows an earlier opening of the Japanese market to beef products from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland.
    04 Feb 2016
  • SPS Flash Note - Japan lifts the ban on imports of Danish beef
    As from 2 February 2016, Japan lifted its long-term ban on Danish beef based on an alleged risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The decision on products from Denmark follows an earlier opening of the Japanese market to beef products from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland.
    04 Feb 2016
  • SPS FLash Note - Japan lifts the ban on imports of Danish beef
    As from 2 February 2016, Japan lifted its long-term ban on Danish beef based on an alleged risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The decision on products from Denmark follows an earlier opening of the Japanese market to beef products from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland.
    04 Feb 2016

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