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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 UK withdrawal

The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union and is a third country as of 1 February 2020. During the transition period, which ends on 31 December 2020, Union law, with a few limited exceptions, continues to be applicable to and in the United Kingdom.

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

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Latest updates

  • 07-Aug-2020 Taiwan Focus: classification of goods, veterinary health certificates as well as Trademark Registration.
    The import documentation for Taiwan has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Classification of Goods

    The assignment of commodity codes (i.e. the classification of the goods pertaining to the respective import measures) has been reviewed and updated as appropriate in accordance with changes in the official Taiwanese lists. The following documents are affected by said changes:

    Certification of Inspection by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI)
    Declaration of Conformity
    Registration of Product Certification
    Quarantine Import Permit for Live Animals and Animal Products.

    Veterinary Health Certificates

    The sample certificates as displayed in the documents entitled Veterinary Health Certificate for Live Animals and Veterinary Health Certificate for Animal Products have been exchanged for more recent versions. Please refer to the quoted documents for details of this matter.

    Trademark Registration

    The document entitled Trademark Registration has been newly incorporated in the set of documents for the import report of Taiwan. Specifics on the registration requirements may be obtained from the mentioned document as well as the corresponding section in this overview.
  • 07-Aug-2020 Turkey Amendments as regards diamonds and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) have been brought to the import documentation for Turkey. The following changes have been made:


    The chapter on Diamonds has been newly incorporated into this overview; please turn thereto for particulars.

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    The section on Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) below has been revised in accordance with currently valid regulations and may be viewed for specifics.
  • 07-Aug-2020 United States of America Changes and implementation of modifications:
    - Nomenclature changes
    - No changes of tariff rates
    - No amendments to the internal taxation