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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:

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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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  • 20-Nov-2019 Nicaragua Focus: endangered species, pesticides, fuels and trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Nicaragua has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Endangered Species

    The contact information of the General Directorate for Natural Heritage and Biodiversity under the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), i.e. the national institution responsible in the framework of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and products thereof, has been brought up to date in the document entitled CITES Import Permit. Particulars may be obtained therefrom.

    Pesticides

    The document entitled Permit to Import Pesticides and Related Substances has been reviewed and modified with regard to various details. By way of example, the corresponding fax number has been added thereto and the application form has been exchanged for its current version. Please turn to the aforementioned document for specifics.

    Fuels

    As an import licence for petroleum derivatives is to be obtained from the competent directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the document entitled Licence to Import Fuel has been newly added to the set of documents of this report and may be viewed for more information on this administrative procedure.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following section.
  • 20-Nov-2019 Mauritius Focus: submission requirements, Customs Import Declaration, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement as well as trade-related news.
    The import documentation for Mauritius has been reviewed and adapted accordingly. The following changes have been made:

    Submission Requirements

    The Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security as well as the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) have recently issued new stipulations concerning the submission requirements pertaining to designated application procedures. The following documents are concerned by these changes, which have been reflected therein:

    Licence to Import and Deal in Radio and Telecommunications Equipment
    Type Approval for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
    Permit to Import Animal Products
    Permit to Import Animals.

    Customs Import Declaration

    The document entitled Customs Import Declaration has been updated with regard to the time of its submission in accordance with the recently re-issued Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019. Further information may be obtained therefrom.

    African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement

    As Mauritius ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on 7 October 2019, the chapters on International Agreements and Preferential Treatment in this overview have been amended to this effect. Please turn thereto for further particulars.

    Other Changes

    Current trade-related News have been described in the same-titled section below.
  • 20-Nov-2019 Ivory Coast Amendments as regards the Minamata Convention, standardisation and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) have been brought to the import documentation for Côte d'Ivoire.
    The following changes have been made:

    Minamata Convention

    As Côte d'Ivoire ratified the Minamata Convention on 1 October 2019, the section on Chemicals in this overview has been updated to this effect. Please turn thereto for particulars.

    Standardisation

    The paragraph on Standardisation further below has been enhanced with regard to international standardisation organisations which Côte d'Ivoire is a party to. Please refer thereto for additional information.

    Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    The contact details of the national authority responsible within the framework of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) have been added to the chapter on Chemicals in this overview. Further information may be obtained therefrom.