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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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  • 18-Sep-2019 Paraguay Focus: animals and products of animal origin, Environmental Licence and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Paraguay has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Animals and Products of Animal Origin

    The processing times and fees of the following documents concerned with the importation of animals and animal products into Paraguay have been updated, as applicable:

    Authorisation to Import Animal Products
    Registration of Importers of Animal Products
    Registration of Importers of Live Animals and Genetic Material.

    For details, please turn to the mentioned documents.

    Environmental Licence

    The document entitled Environmental Licence has been brought up to date with respect to, inter alia, the contact details and period of validity. Moreover, information on two different types of studies required for the application has been incorporated along with the minimum content as well as documents to be enclosed to be provided. Please see the quoted document for specifics.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been brought to the following chapter; please refer thereto for particulars.
  • 18-Sep-2019 Morocco Focus: Declaration of Conformity, Registration with PortNet, classification of measuring devices and of goods subject to import licensing, procedural fees and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Morocco has been reviewed and amended accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Declaration of Conformity

    For reasons of transparency, the document entitled Declaration of Conformity has been equipped with additional sample declarations. For more information, please refer to the above-mentioned document and to the chapter on Standardisation in this overview.

    Registration with PortNet

    As it is a prerequisite for the electronic submission of documents related to designated customs procedures, the document entitled Registration with PortNet has been newly incorporated into this report and may be viewed for particulars.

    Classification of Measuring Devices and of Goods Subject to Import Licensing

    The scope of products requiring both a Licence to Import and Deal in Measuring Instruments and a Type Approval of Measuring Instruments, i.e. the tariff codes assigned to said measures, has been adjusted in accordance with the applicable legal basis, Circular No. 5943/311 of 4 June 2019.
    Moreover, by virtue of Circular No. 5958/311 of 19 July 2019, the classification of goods subject to the document entitled Import Licence has been amended in order to include designated polyethylene products which may be used for the production of plastic bags. Said document has also been enhanced with information on the enclosures which are to be attached for the licensing of the polyethylene products. The above-mentioned Circular transposes Decree No. 917-19 and the corresponding Communication No. 15/19 of 9 July 2019 of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Investment and Digital Economy.
    For additional details, the quoted documents may be consulted.

    Procedural Fees

    The applicable processing fees have been adjusted, or the absence of such fees has been stated, respectively, in the documents entitled Commercial Registration and Registration With BADR. Furthermore, the processing time and documents to be enclosed with the application have been brought up to date in the former document. Please view the mentioned documents for more information.

    Other Changes

    Other trade-related News have been brought to the following chapter; please turn thereto for specifics.
  • 18-Sep-2019 Egypt Amendments as regards product conformity, foreign representation offices, commercial agents and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Egypt. The following changes have been made:

    Product Conformity

    The documents entitled Registration of Foreign Manufacturers Qualified to Export Their Products to Egypt and Certificate of Conformity have been enhanced with information on the website by means of which certified Egyptian and foreign inspection providers may be found country-wise for different commodities. The responsible authority, i.e. the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC), furthermore provides information on suspended inspection mandates, which has likewise been included in the mentioned documents. For additional details, the quoted documents and the chapter on Assessment of Product Conformity in this overview may be consulted.

    Foreign Representation Offices

    The period of validity contained in the document entitled Opening of a Representation has been adjusted to the currently valid legislation. Furthermore, reporting requirements have been added to the information provided in said document, which may be referred to for more details.

    Commercial Agents

    Information on commercial agents has been newly incorporated into the paragraph on Registration below, which may be viewed for specifics.

    Other Changes

    The following News chapter contains recent issues related to foreign trade; please turn thereto for particulars.