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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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  • 14-Jun-2019 Iraq Focus: Commercial Invoice and Certificate of Non-Preferential Origin, scope of goods subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI), Licence to Import and Deal in Communications Equipment, Free Sale Certificate, contact details and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iraq has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Commercial Invoice and Certificate of Non-Preferential Origin

    The documents entitled Commercial Invoice and Certificate of Non-Preferential Origin have been enhanced with information on the guarantee which is to be paid if the corresponding document has not been legalised by the Iraqi Embassy in the country of export. Upon the presentation of the legalised document, said guarantee may be reimbursed. Please refer to the quoted documents for further details.

    Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)

    The scope of commodities subject to pre-shipment inspection (PSI) has been amplified so as to include designated foodstuffs, e.g. pizza, ice cream preparations and canned aloe vera, amongst others. Hence, the importation of the newly listed goods now requires a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and a Release Note for Customs Clearance to be issued in the framework of the Pre-Import Inspection, Testing and Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq (ICIGI). Further particulars of the programme may be viewed in the quoted documents as well as in the paragraph on Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) in this overview.

    Licence to Import and Deal in Communications Equipment

    The document entitled Licence to Import and Deal in Communications Equipment has been newly incorporated into this report. For specifics, please turn to the quoted document and to the section on Norms and Standards below.

    Free Sale Certificate

    The document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been furnished with a current sample of an issued certificate; please turn thereto for additional details.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Health has been updated throughout this report, as applicable.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related News have been provided in the following chapter.
  • 14-Jun-2019 Honduras Focus: sanitary surveillance, medical devices, Free Sale Certificate, standardisation and trade-related news. The import documentation for Honduras has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Sanitary Surveillance

    The following documents have been reviewed and amended with regard to various details, e.g. the processing times and the executive service departments of the Agency of Sanitary Regulation (ARSA) and the Ministry of Health:

    Sanitary Licence
    Sanitary Registration.

    Please consult the updated documents for particulars.

    Medical Devices

    The document entitled Risk-Based Classification of Medical Devices, which is to be obtained from the ARSA, has been newly added to the set of documents of this report. For further details, please refer to the quoted document.

    Free Sale Certificate

    The sample form contained in the document entitled Free Sale Certificate has been exchanged for a more recent version. For further information, please see the quoted document.

    Standardisation

    Honduran authorities accept type approvals (i.e. homologation certificates) for radio and telecommunications equipment issued by designated international and/or regional organisations which have been listed in the document entitled Type Approval for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment. Additionally, the fee charged for the corresponding certification procedure has been updated. Particulars may be obtained from the aforementioned document.

    Other Changes

    The list of documents accompanying the Customs Import Declaration has been revised in accordance with the provisions of the Central American Unitary Customs Code (CAUCA) in the corresponding paragraph on Customs Procedures and Regulations below. Please turn thereto for further details.

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following chapter.
  • 14-Jun-2019 Bolivia Amendments as regards customs procedures, prohibited pesticides, contact details and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Bolivia. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Procedures

    Additional documents supporting the Customs Import Declaration in the chapter on Customs Procedures and Regulations have been specified in accordance with Circular letter No. 056/2019 of 13 March 2019 of the National Customs of Bolivia (ANB).
    Furthermore, procedural details and deadlines stipulated for the customs clearance channels have been added accordingly. For specifics, please turn thereto.

    Prohibited Pesticides

    The list displaying commodities prohibited from being imported into Bolivia has been enhanced with the indication of highly-hazardous pesticides in the corresponding paragraph on Import Prohibitions in this overview and may be consulted for particulars.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the Vice Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Management and Development (VMABCCGDF) and its General Directorate for Biodiversity and Protected Areas (DGBAP) acting as national focal points within the framework of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have been verified and updated in the section on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) below. For particulars, please refer to the quoted chapter.