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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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  • 16-Oct-2019 Serbia Focus: organic products, model certificates and contact details.
    The import documentation for Serbia has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Organic Products

    For goods which are intended to be marketed as deriving from biological agriculture, a Certificate of Inspection for Organic Produce must be submitted to the authorities at the customs office of entry. Consequently, the mentioned document has been newly incorporated into this import report and may be consulted for further details.

    Model Certificates

    The document entitled Certificate of Analysis is a prerequisite for, inter alia, medicinal and related products. As an amended model of said certificate has recently been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the sample form contained in the abovementioned document has been exchanged accordingly. In addition, the model of the Free Sale Certificate has been replaced by an updated version. For more information, the quoted documents may be viewed.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the Veterinary Directorate under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management has been updated throughout this report, as applicable.
  • 16-Oct-2019 Iceland Focus: high-risk food and feed products from designated countries, pharmaceuticals, fireworks as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Iceland has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    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. Please turn to the quoted document for more information on the import requirements for such products.


    The following documents of the import report for Iceland concerned with the importation of pharmaceuticals into the country have been blue-pencilled as regards their processing fees, type of submission as well as application forms, as applicable:

    Classification of Pharmaceutical and Related Goods
    Marketing Authorisation for Medicinal Products
    Marketing Authorisation for Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
    Permit to Import Drug Precursors, Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances.

    Please refer to the mentioned documents for further particulars on this matter.


    The document entitled Permit to Import Fireworks has been furnished with a more recent version of the corresponding application form. Specifics may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    For current trade-related News, please see the following chapter.
  • 16-Oct-2019 Ethiopia Amendments as regards the adoption of the Harmonized System (HS) 2017, pesticides as well as labelling requirements have been brought to the import documentation for Ethiopia. The following changes have been made:

    Adoption of the Harmonized System (HS) 2017

    Following Ethiopia's adoption of the 2017 version of the Harmonized System (HS), the tariff codes of the goods assigned to the applicable import measures in Ethiopia have been reviewed and adapted to the new version, as applicable. For in-depth information on the HS, please refer also to the sections on the Harmonized System and Note in this overview.


    For reasons of clarity and greater transparency, the details relating to pesticides contained in this import report have been incorporated into a separate chapter. Specifics may be obtained therefrom.

    Labelling Requirements

    The section on Packaging, Marking and Labelling Requirements below has been enhanced with further information on the labelling requirements for medical devices. Please turn thereto for particulars.