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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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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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  • 25-Apr-2019 Madagascar Amendments as regards the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), aircraft as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Madagascar. The following changes have been made:

    Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    The contact details of the national authority responsible within the framework of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, also referred to as the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), have been added to the paragraph on Hazardous Goods in this overview. Please turn thereto for particulars.

    Aircraft

    A chapter on Aircraft has been newly added to this overview, providing information on the importation of aircraft into Madagascar. Further specifics may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the following section.
  • 25-Apr-2019 Iceland Focus: general requirements, high-risk food and feed products from designated countries, plants and plant products as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iceland has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    General Requirements

    As of 7 January 2019, the electronic submission of the documents entitled Master's Report on Vessel's Arrival and Parcel List of Goods to be Discharged which are to be presented for every importation into Iceland is mandatory. For more information, please refer to the quoted documents.

    High-Risk Food and Feed Products from Designated Countries

    The assignment of tariff codes to the document entitled Common Entry Document for High-Risk Food and Feed Products has been adjusted in accordance with the current legal stipulations.
    Additionally, pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1660 of 7 November 2018 imposing special conditions governing the import of certain food of non-animal origin from certain third countries due to the risks of contamination with pesticides residues, a health certificate is required to be obtained from the competent authority in the country of export for the stipulated types of goods prior to their consignment from designated countries. The above-mentioned document has consequently been enhanced with further information and a sample of the quoted health certificate. More information on this matter may be obtained from the corresponding chapter in this overview and the mentioned document.

    Plants and Plant Products

    Several documents of the import report for Iceland concerned with the importation of plants and plant products into the country have been reviewed and updated. Therefore, the document entitled Notification of the Importation of Agricultural Goods has been enhanced with the information on the electronic submission of said notification. Futhermore, details of the processing fee for the Registration of Fertilisers as well as for the fees for the actual importation of such goods have been added to the quoted document. For specifics on these changes, please turn to the mentioned documents as well as to the section on Plants and Plant Products below.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the following chapter.
  • 25-Apr-2019 Ethiopia Amendments as regards government procurement, standards as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Ethiopia. The following changes have been made:

    Government Procurement

    The contact details of the responsible authority within the framework of Government Procurement in Ethiopia, i.e. the Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency (PPA), have been updated in the quoted chapter of this overview. Please refer thereto for further particulars.

    Standards

    The paragraph on Standards below has been enhanced with additional information on standardisation organisations which Ethiopia is a member of. Specifics may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

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