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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:


The European Commission has included in its Market Access Database detailed information on rules adopted by UK authorities that would apply on UK imports from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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  • 18-Oct-2019 Syria Focus: forestry material, Licence to Deal in Organic Produce, amended application fees and contact details.
    The import documentation for Syria has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Forestry Material

    Recently, the Plant Production Directorate, which comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, announced new procedural requirements for the importation, transportation and storage of forest material. Consequently, the document entitled Permit to Import Forest Material has been newly incorporated into the Syrian import report. For specifics, please turn to the mentioned document.

    Licence to Deal in Organic Produce

    The document entitled Licence to Deal in Organic Produce has been enhanced with information on additional documents which are to be enclosed with the application. In addition, the address and contact information of the responsible authority, i.e. the Directorate of Organic Production coming under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, has been updated in said document and in the document providing details of the Certificate of Conformity for Organic Produce, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Amended Application Fees

    The updated fees which are charged for the mandatory Registration with the Chamber of Commerce have been reflected in the quoted document. Information on the requirement of this document may also be consulted in the chapter on Registration below.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the following authorities has been adjusted throughout the report as applicable:

    Ministry of Finance
    Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
    Syrian Investment Agency.
  • 18-Oct-2019 Mali Amendments as regards the customs value, aircraft as well as norms and standards have been brought to the import documentation for Mali. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Value

    The chapter on the Customs Value has been newly added to this overview and may be viewed for additional information.


    A newly created section on Aircraft has been incorporated into this import report. Please refer thereto for further specifics.

    Norms and Standards

    Details of international standardisation organisations which Mali is a party to have been included in the paragraph on Norms and Standards in this overview. Please turn thereto for particulars.
  • 18-Oct-2019 Belarus Focus: classification of goods, Advanced Notification of Arrival, veterinary medicines and fodder additives as well as updated forms, procedural details and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Belarus has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    With respect to the import licensing and conformity regime of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and to imports of strategic goods, the classification of commodities (i.e. the assignment of national tariff codes to the respective documents in this import report) has been adjusted for the following measures:

    Certificate of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union
    Declaration of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union
    End-User Certificate
    Inspection Certificate for Precious Metals and Stones
    International Import Certificate
    Licence to Deal in Strategic Goods
    State Sanitary Registration of Goods.

    Advanced Notification of Arrival

    The time frame for the provision of information prior to the arrival of a vessel at an estimated port of entry and the corresponding minimum content for goods transported by a vessel have been added to the document entitled Advanced Notification of Arrival, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Veterinary Medicines and Fodder Additives

    The following documents have been equipped with their current application forms:

    Licence to Deal in Veterinary Medicines
    Registration of Veterinary Medicines and Fodder Additives.

    In addition, the corresponding documents to be enclosed have been reviewed and enhanced, where applicable. Please turn to the quoted documents for details.

    Updated Forms and Procedural Details

    The forms depicted in the following documents have been exchanged for their current versions:

    Declaration of Dutiable Value
    Permit to Import Explosives
    Permit to Import Ionising Radiation Sources
    Registration of Plant Varieties.

    The processing times and/or fees or conditions for the evaluation of the applications submitted, respectively, have been brought up to date in the following documents:

    Authorisation to Transport Goods by Road
    Consent to Import Hazardous Waste
    Patent for a New Plant Variety
    State Sanitary-Hygienic Examination
    State Sanitary Registration of Goods.

    Please see the quoted documents for specifics.

    Other Changes

    The document entitled Permit to Import Species Covered by CITES has been modified with regard to the regulating department and its contact details. For more information, please see the quoted document.

    For trade-related News, please see the following section.