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

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  • 22-Jan-2019 South Korea Focus: Advance Manifest, live animals and Free Sale Certificate.
    The import documentation for South Korea has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Advance Manifest

    The document entitled Advance Manifest has been blue-pencilled. For purposes of illustration, samples of a manifest for sea and for air freight, respectively, have been enclosed into the aforementioned document. Please turn thereto for details.

    Live Animals

    An updated sample certificate has been included into the document entitled Veterinary Health Certificate for Live Animals. For particulars, please see the quoted document.

    Free Sale Certificate

    The sample contained in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been exchanged for a more recent version. More information my be obtained from said document.
  • 22-Jan-2019 United Arab Emirates Amendments as regards the adherence of the country to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), marking requirements and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The following changes have been made:

    Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    This overview has been enhanced with information on 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 the UAE is a party. For additional details regarding this matter, please refer to the chapter on Chemicals and Dangerous Goods further below.

    Marking Requirements

    The Ministry of Environment and Water (now: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment - MOCCAE) prohibited the marketing and circulation of non-biodegradable plastic products in the UAE. As detailed in the section on Standardisation below, a Product Registration for the Conformity Assessment Scheme is to be obtained for biodegradable plastic products, which must be marked accordingly. For particulars of the mark, the chapter on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements may be viewed, which has been updated to this effect.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please turn to the following paragraph.
  • 22-Jan-2019 Cuba
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates