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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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  • 21-Mar-2019 Paraguay Focus: Manifest, Registration of Importers of Foodstuffs, Authorisation to Import Pesticides and Fertilisers as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Paraguay has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:


    On 20 February 2019, Resolution No. 139/2019 was published, approving the software application of the Advanced Electronic Transmission of the Manifest for Sea Freight (TEMAFLU) of the System of Fiscal Administration of Customs Duties (SOFIA) and establishing its implementation procedures. The use of the system is accordingly mandatory for the submission of the Manifest for sea freight since 25 February 2019. Therefore, the quoted document has been amended with information on the TEMAFLU. Furthermore, particulars on the different stages of the Manifest validation process have been brought up to date. For more details, refer thereto and to the chapter on Customs Procedures and Regulations further below which has been enhanced to this regard.

    Registration of Importers of Foodstuffs

    The current version of the application form has been incorporated into the document entitled Registration of Importers of Foodstuffs. More particulars on said registration may be obtained from the mentioned document.

    Authorisation to Import Pesticides and Fertilisers

    In order to import pesticides, fertilisers and similar products into Paraguay, an authorisation is to be obtained from the Directorate for Agrochemicals and Agricultural Inputs of the National Service for Plant and Seeds Quality and Health (SENAVE). Hence, the document entitled Authorisation to Import Pesticides and Fertilisers has been newly added to the set of documents for this import report. Please refer to the quoted document and the section on Agricultural Chemicals in this overview for details.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been brought to the following section; please refer thereto for specifics.
  • 21-Mar-2019 Kuwait Amendments as regards the mandatory electronic submission of customs documents, Certificate of Conformity for ceramic tiles and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Kuwait. The following changes have been made:

    Mandatory Electronic Submission of Customs Documents

    Pursuant to Customs Circular No. 132 of 2018, all customs declarations and their accompanying documentation, e.g. invoices and freight documents, are henceforth to be submitted and archived electronically in the first place. More information may be obtained from the section on Customs Procedures and Regulations below.

    Certificate of Conformity for Ceramic Tiles

    By virtue of Customs Circular No. 12 of 20 January 2019, a Certificate of Conformity has been made mandatory for ceramic tiles since the beginning of this year. Consequently, this change has been reflected in the scope of commodities subject to said certificate and further documentation, i.e. the manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity and the Customs Release Certificate for Goods Subject to Conformity Measures. If facilitated product inspection is aimed at, a Technical Evaluation Report (TER) may be applied for. The responsible authority is the Public Authority for Industry (PAI). For additional details of the mentioned procedures and the Kuwait Conformity Assessment Scheme (KUCAS), please refer to the quoted documents and to the chapter on Standardisation in this overview.

    Other Changes

    The following News paragraph contains information on recent issues related to foreign trade; please turn thereto for particulars.
  • 21-Mar-2019 Montenegro
    Amendments to the internal taxation