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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 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.

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  • 30-Mar-2020 Malaysia Amendments as regards the assignment of tariff codes, warehousing as well as trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Malaysia. Attention is drawn to the following changes:

    Assignment of Tariff Codes

    The assignment of commodity codes, i.e. the classification of goods pertaining to the import measure, has been reviewed and updated as appropriate for the document entitled Import Licence for HCFCs in accordance with the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) Order 2019. Please refer to the quoted document for particulars.


    The paragraph entitled Warehousing has been newly incorporated into this overview. Please turn thereto for specifics on the requirements for goods to be deposited in customs warehouses or licensed warehouses in Malaysia.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related News, please see the following section.
  • 30-Mar-2020 Kyrgyzstan Amendments as regards foodstuffs and beverages, tobacco products and liquids as well as technical regulations (TRs), waste and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Kyrgyzstan. The following changes have been made:

    Foodstuffs and Beverages

    The requirements for the safe manufacture of tonic drinks and information on tonic components which are allowed for use have been summarised in the chapter entitled Foodstuffs and Beverages, which may be viewed for specifics.

    Tobacco Products and Liquids

    As excise labelling is obligatory for heated tobacco products and liquids, the chapter entitled Packaging and Labelling Requirements has been enhanced in compliance with valid customs provisions of the Kyrgyz Republic. Please turn below for particulars.

    Technical Regulations (TRs)

    The lists of technical regulations (TRs) presented in the paragraph on Norms and Standards have been updated with regard to the TRs which came into effect in Kyrgyzstan. Hence, the classification of goods, i.e. the assignment of national tariff codes to the documents entitled Certificate of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union and Declaration of Conformity of the Eurasian Economic Union, has been adjusted accordingly.


    As Croatia was the 97th country that ratified the so-called Ban Amendment (Decision III/1) on the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal on 6 September 2019, the requirements for the implementation of said Amendment have been fulfilled. Consequently, the Decision came into force on 5 December 2019. The quoted Amendment prohibits the exportation of hazardous waste from countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU) and Liechtenstein to other countries. Kyrgyzstan is a member to the Convention, however, the country has not ratified the Amendment yet. For further information on this matter, please refer to the section on Waste below.

    Other Changes

    For trade-related news, please refer to the following paragraph.
  • 30-Mar-2020 Bermuda Changes and implementation of modifications:
    - No nomenclature changes
    - No changes of tariff rates
    - No amendments to the internal taxation