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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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  • 19-Aug-2019 Trinidad and Tobago Amendments as regards customs points of entry, petroleum products, standardisation as well as packaging requirements have been brought to the import documentation for Trinidad and Tobago. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Points of Entry

    The paragraph entitled Customs Points of Entry has been newly introduced to this overview. Please turn to the quoted section for additional information on this matter.

    Petroleum Products

    A new chapter entitled Petroleum Products has been added to this overview. Please turn thereto for specifics on the requirements to deal in such goods in Trinidad and Tobago.


    Details regarding the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) have beend added to the section on Standards below. The authority is, amongst others, responsible for the development of common regional standards. Please consult the mentioned paragraph for particulars.

    Packaging Requirements

    Information on packaging material prohibited from entry into the country as stipulated by national legislation has been added to the paragraph on Packaging Requirements below. Please turn to the quoted section for further details.
  • 19-Aug-2019 Moldova Focus: classification of goods, fertilisers and pesticides, dual-use goods as well as re-organisation of responsibilities and related amendments.
    The import documentation for Moldova has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of goods (i.e. the assignment of tariff codes) has been adjusted in accordance with the new edition of Regulation No. 938 of October 2018 for the commodities subject to phytosanitary control for the following documents of this report:

    Import Notification for Plants and Plant Products
    Phytosanitary Certificate
    Phytosanitary Passport
    Registration of Importers of Plants and Plant Products.

    Fertilisers and Pesticides

    The document entitled Registration Certificate for Chemical and Biological Means of Plant Protection and Growth Support has been enhanced with regard to the contact details of the competent authority, i.e. the Central Phytosanitary Laboratory.

    Dual-Use Goods

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

    Authorisation to Import Strategic Goods
    Delivery Verification Certificate
    End-user Certificate
    International Import Certificate.

    The Public Services Agency is now responsible for the aforementioned measures. In addition, the documents to be enclosed have been cross-checked and blue-pencilled in accordance with the legislation in force. For specifics, please turn to the quoted documents.

    Re-Organisation of Responsibilities and Related Amendments

    The contact details of the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA) have been updated throughout this import report, where applicable.
    Moreover, the processing fee has been amended in the Common Veterinary Entry Document, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Other Changes

    Information on the European Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) has been incorporated into the relevant documents and sections of this import documentation. By way of example, please refer to the adapted chapter on Animals and Products of Animal Origin below.
  • 16-Aug-2019 Philippines Focus: declaration of goods, processing fees, strategic goods, tobacco, precursors as well as trade-related news. The import documentation for the Philippines has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Declaration of Goods

    As per Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 18-2019, goods entering the Philippines must now be lodged within seven days instead of the former 15 days. Therefore, the document entitled Single Administrative Document has been amended. Please see said document for further information. Additional details on the country's customs procedures may also be obtained from the chapter on Customs Procedures and Clearance of Goods Intended for Free Circulation in this overview.

    Processing Fees

    The processing fees as displayed in the following documents have been brought up to date in accordance with the recently published CMO 30-2019:

    Binding Tariff Classification Ruling
    BOC Accreditation and Registration.

    Strategic Goods

    The document entitled Registration of Importers of Strategic Goods has been newly added to the set of documents for the import report for the Philippines. Further details of the registration requirements for importers of strategic goods may be obtained from the mentioned document.


    The documents to be enclosed with the application for Accreditation and Licence to Import Tobacco have been brought up to date. Please refer to the quoted document for particulars on this matter.


    A more recent version of a sample form has been introduced in the document entitled Report of Arrival of Precursors. For specifics, please turn thereto.

    Other Changes

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