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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.


Importing into the EU?


Do you wish to export outside of the European Union?

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Latest updates

  • 18-Sep-2014 Mexico Changes of tariff rates.
  • 12-Sep-2014 Malaysia Focus: Biosafety Clearing House (BCH), grading, packaging and labelling of agricultural produce, impending ban of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), importation of motor vehicles.
    The import documentation for Malaysia has been amended with regard to various details. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Biosafety Clearing House (BCH)

    The contact details of the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) in Malaysia have been included in the section on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in this overview.

    Grading, Packaging and Labelling of Agricultural Produce

    The section on Packaging and Labelling Requirements below has been enhanced with information on the requirements for the grading, packaging and labelling of agricultural produce. Please turn to said chapter for more particulars. Details of the related conformity procedure may moreover be found in the document entitled Certificate of Conformity for Agricultural Produce.


    For further trade-related News, please refer to the following chapter.
  • 12-Sep-2014 Kyrgyzstan Amendments as regards supporting documentation for the customs clearance of goods, arms and ammunition and the latest news have been brought to the import documentation for Kyrgyzstan. The following changes have been made:

    Supporting documentation for the customs clearance of goods

    The section on Customs Procedures and Regulations has been enhanced with further information on the supporting documentation required by the customs authorities.

    Arms and ammunition

    The section on Arms, Ammunition and Explosives has been newly created in this overview. Please refer to the quoted paragraph for relevant details of procedures for the entry of the goods in question.

    Other changes

    The national focal point, i.e. the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) in Kyrgyzstan in charge of the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has been incorporated into the section on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). For particulars, please turn to the quoted paragraph.