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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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  • 23-Sep-2019 Ivory Coast Focus: Renovo™ Programme, Verification of Conformity, transfer of activities, Importer's Code, ministerial denominations and contact details.
    The import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Renovo™ Programme

    The document entitled Renovo™ Programme has been enhanced with a sample of an eco-levy certificate. Please refer to said document for additional details.

    Verification of Conformity

    According to notice 030/MCIPPME/SEPMBPE, issued by the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises on 11 June 2019, the Verification of Conformity (VoC) programme is in its operational phase since 1 July 2019. Therefore, the quoted document in this import report has been updated accordingly.
    Moreover, the tariff codes of goods which are currently subject to this measure have been assigned to the aforementioned document. Please turn thereto and to the updated section on Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity (VoC) in this overview for further information.

    Transfer of Activities

    The new authority in charge of the National Single Window for Foreign Trade (GUCE) is a recently created company called GUCE Côte d'Ivoire SA. This change has been reflected in the import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire.

    Importer's Code

    The document entitled Importer's Code has been brought up to date with regard to the responsible authority and the processing fee and time. Further details may be obtained from the quoted document.

    Ministerial Denominations

    As the Ministry of Commerce, Handcraft and Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, the Ministry of Sanitation, Environment and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Industry and Mines have been renamed to Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development as well as Ministry of Mines and Geology, respectively, the import report for Côte d'Ivoire has been adapted accordingly if and as applicable.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the General Customs Directorate as well as its Directorate for Risk, Information and Value Assessment (DARRV) have been updated in this import documentation, as applicable.
  • 23-Sep-2019 Armenia Amendments as regards the notification of arrival, ozone-depleting substances, contact details and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Armenia. The following changes have been made:

    Notification of Arrival

    The section entitled Customs Procedures and Regulations in this overview has been enhanced with provisions applicable to electronic data formats and approved contents of the mandatory information to be submitted in advance for goods imported by water transport. Please refer thereto for details.

    Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

    As Armenia applies the phase-out system for ozone-depleting substances (ODS) along the provisions of the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, details of the country's acceptance of the Kigali Amendment of 2019 to the Montreal Protocol have been provided in the corresponding chapter on Dangerous Substances and Hazardous Chemicals below. For specifics, please turn thereto.

    Contact Details

    The contact details of the national focal point operating in the scope of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have been updated in the paragraph entitled Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), which may be viewed for more information.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please refer to the following section.
  • 23-Sep-2019 Nicaragua
    Nomenclature changes
    Changes of tariff rates
    Amendments to the internal taxation