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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-Sep-2019 Japan Focus: classification of goods, explosives and fireworks as well as means of payment. The import documentation for Japan has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Classification of Goods

    The classification of goods pertaining to the following documents, i.e. the assignment of commodity codes to which measures apply, has been verified and adjusted as appropriate in accordance with current stipulations of the Japanese Tariff Schedule:

    Accreditation as Overseas Manufacturer
    Approval Certificate for Controlled Medical Devices
    Import Notification for Cosmetics
    Licence to Manufacture/Market Products Subject to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law
    Marketing Approval for Pharmaceuticals
    Marketing Approval for Specially Controlled Medical Devices.

    Explosives and Fireworks

    The documents of the import report for Japan concerning the importation and sale of explosives and fireworks in the country, i.e. the Import Notification for Explosives and Fireworks, the Import Permit for Explosives and Fireworks as well as the Licence to Deal in Explosives and Fireworks, have been blue-pencilled. By way of example, the application or notification forms have been updated or incorporated, respectively. Please refer to the quoted documents for specifics on this matter as well as to the section on Arms, Ammunition and Explosives in this overview.

    Means of Payment

    The document entitled Permit to Import Means of Payment has been newly incorporated into the set of documents for the import report for Japan. Please refer to the quoted document for further information on the importation of means of payment, securities and precious metals into the country.
  • 16-Sep-2019 Georgia Amendments as regards customs procedures and regulations as well as warehousing, contact details and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Georgia. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Procedures and Regulations

    The chapter on Customs Procedures and Regulations has been revised with regard to the existing customs procedures, the simplified import declaration on merchandise and advance ruling. For more information, please turn thereto.


    The section on Warehousing below has been modified with respect to new provisions concerning customs warehouses and the temporary storage of imports to be placed under particular customs procedures. Please consult the quoted paragraph for particulars.

    Contact Details

    The contact information of the Official Contact Point (OCP) operating in the framework of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (also referred to as the POP Convention) in Georgia, i.e. the Waste and Chemical Substances Management Department, has been brought up to date in the chapter entitled Further Chemicals and Hazardous Substances in this overview. More details may be obtained therefrom.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please refer to the following paragraph.
  • 16-Sep-2019 Ecuador
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates