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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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  • 22-Sep-2020 Morocco Focus: International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Approval to Import Telecommunications Terminal Equipment, Halal Certificate, classification of medical devices and contact details.
    The import documentation for Morocco has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

    As Morocco is a member of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), for species coming under the ICCAT convention, i.e. tuna and tuna-like species such as bluefin and bigeye tuna as well as swordfish, an ICCAT Statistical Document is required. The quoted document has been completely revised and adapted to new regulations. Amongst other modifications, the model forms have been exchanged for their current versions and the Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Document (eBCD) has been introduced to the mentioned document, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Approval to Import Telecommunications Terminal Equipment

    Details of the electronic submission of applications for an Approval to Import Telecommunications Terminal Equipment have been modified in the quoted document, which may be consulted for more information.

    Halal Certificate

    The sample form contained in the document entitled Halal Certificate has been replaced by an updated version; please turn thereto for specifics.

    Classification of Medical Devices

    The classification of medical devices, i.e. the tariff codes of the Harmonized System (HS) for which the measures depicted in the document entitled Registration of Medical Devices apply, has been adjusted in accordance with Customs Circular No. 6049/232 of 21 May 2020, which corresponds to the most recent official list of medical devices prepared jointly by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
    Furthermore, designated protective masks have been added to the goods requiring an Import Licence. The applicable legal basis is Decree No. 1345-20 issued by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Green and Digital Economy, published in Official Journal No. 6888 of 4 June 2020, which has been transposed into a customs regulation by virtue of Customs Circular No. 6058/232 of 5 June 2020.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the National Health Security Office for Foodstuffs (Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires - ONSSA) has been verified and adjusted throughout this report, as applicable.
  • 22-Sep-2020 Armenia Amendments as regards live animals, endangered species, the sanitary registration of goods and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Armenia. The following changes have been made:

    Live Animals

    In accordance with Decision No. 74 of 2 June 2020 of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a proof of the descent of live animals, i.e. breeding-related data which is to be obtained from genetic testing, must be presented for pure-bred animals and their reproductive material in order to certify the origin of the animals intended for free circulation in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Therefore, the section on Live Animals and Products of Animal Origin below has been brought up to date in respect of said proof.

    Endangered Species

    The chapter on Endangered Species (CITES) below has been amended with regard to the reference to the designated part of the single list of goods the importation of which into the member states of the EAEU is restricted. Please see below for specifics.

    Sanitary Registration of Goods

    The paragraph on Norms and Standards in this overview has been enhanced with details of the suspension of the State Sanitary Registration of Goods, which is temporarily not required for certain items, until further notice, in the framework of the state of emergency due to the corona crisis.
  • 22-Sep-2020 Jordan Changes and implementation of modifications:
    - No nomenclature changes
    - No changes of tariff rates
    - No amendments to the internal taxation