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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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Latest updates

  • 22-Aug-2019 Yemen Amendments as regards government procurement and the Minamata Convention have been brought to the import documentation for Yemen. The following changes have been made:

    Government Procurement

    The chapter on Government Procurement in this overview has been completely revised and updated; please turn thereto for particulars concerning this matter.

    Minamata Convention

    The section on Further Chemical Substances and Hazardous Goods below has been enhanced with specifics on the responsible authority for the Minamata Convention in Yemen, i.e. the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), which comes under the Ministry of Water and Environment. More information may be obtained from the quoted paragraph.
  • 22-Aug-2019 Costa Rica Amendments as regards customs value, updated processing fees, contact information and trade-related news have been brought to the import documentation for Costa Rica. The following changes have been made:

    Customs Value

    A new paragraph on Customs Value has been added to this overview of import procedures. Please turn thereto for specifics.

    Updated Processing Fees

    The processing fees contained in the documents listed below have been adjusted in accordance with Circular letter 03-19 of the National Seeds Office (ONS) effective from 1 July 2019:

    Registration of Protected Plant Varieties
    Registration of Seeds Importers
    Variety Registration of Seeds.

    For further details, please consult the quoted documents.

    Contact Information

    The address at which the Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) is currently located has been amended. Therefore, the corresponding contact details have been updated in the paragraph on Free Trade Zones below, which may be viewed for particulars.

    Other Changes

    Trade-related news have been provided in the following chapter.
  • 22-Aug-2019 Belarus
    Changes of tariff rates