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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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  • 16-Mar-2018 Azerbaijan Amendments as regards the classification of goods, standardisation and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Azerbaijan. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    The Azerbaijani State Customs Committee adopted the Harmonized System (HS) tariff version of 2017. Following the change to the HS 2017, the classification of goods (i.e. the assignment of national tariff codes to the respective documents in this report) has been adjusted accordingly. Related information may also be found in the updated paragraph on Note below and the section on Harmonized System with general information.


    As Azerbaijan participates in the Affiliate Country Programme of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and its national standardisation agency is a full member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the section on Norms and Standards in this overview has been amended to this effect. Please turn to the updated chapter for general information on Azerbaijan's conformity assessment regulations.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related News have been provided in the following chapter.
  • 16-Mar-2018 Angola Amendments as regards customs procedures and regulations, ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and the Angolan authority responsible for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) have been brought to the import documentation for Angola.
    The following changes have been made:

    Customs Procedures and Regulations

    The section on Customs Procedures and Regulations below has been amplified with information on the documents to be submitted with the Customs Import Declaration of goods intended for free circulation. The quoted paragraph may be consulted for additional details.

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    For reasons of greater transparency, a chapter on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) has been newly added to this overview; please turn thereto for specifics.

    Angolan Authority Responsible for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    The paragraph on Further Hazardous Goods below has been enhanced with information on the national authority responsible for matters in view of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, i.e. the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), to which Angola is a party. For the contact details of the Ministry of National Defence, please refer to the quoted section.
  • 16-Mar-2018 Laos
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation


  • 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