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  1. Export Helpdesk: GSP starts Registered Exporter System
    • Abstract: Over the next few years GSP will progressively offer exporters in beneficiary countries to issue their own statements of origin once they have been listed in their country of origin.
    • Languages:
    • 9 January 2017
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 237Kb
  2. Export Helpdesk: GSP tariff preference updates applying since Jan 2017
    • Abstract: Starting in 2017 certain goods imported from India, Kenya or Ukraine will cease to benefit from GSP preferences while others remain. See the list of goods
    • 16 December 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 205Kb
  3. Export Helpdesk: Businesses can now make use of the EPA with Southern African States
    • Abstract: The 100% free EU market access for goods from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland and 98,7% for South Africa provisionally applies since Oct 10.
    • 11 October 2016
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 154Kb
  4. Export Helpdesk: Restrictions of flavoured tobacco and e-cigarettes
    • Abstract: Since May 2016 certain flavoured tobaccoes are not allowed anymore in the EU whilst new, more detailled requirements for e-cigarettes have been set.
    • 15 July 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 202Kb
  5. Export Helpdesk: Union Surveillance for iron and steel imports
    • Abstract: Since June 2016 all imports of iron and steel are subject to prior Union surveillance and require a surveillance document issued by an EU member state
    • 8 July 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 69Kb
  6. Export Helpdesk: Guidance documents available on the new Union Customs Code
    • Abstract: Economic operators in EU and non-EU countries will benefit from the newly issued guidance documents on the new Union Customs Code which entered into force on 1st May.
    • 10 May 2016
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 436Kb
  7. Export Helpdesk: Food labelling: nutrition information will become mandatory still this year
    • Abstract: From 13 December 2016 nutrition values must be indicated when food is marketed within the European Union
    • 25 April 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 145Kb
  8. Export Helpdesk: New Union Customs Code will apply from 1st May 2016
    • Abstract: A modern and integrated EU Customs System will help EU customs offices to strike the balance between facilitating trade and the effective control of imported and exported goods.
    • 15 April 2016
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 198Kb
  9. Export Helpdesk: The 2015 figures for trade in goods are out
    • Abstract: When consulting the Export Helpdesk for trade flows in goods between your country and the EU you can now retrieve results for 2015.
    • 1 April 2016
    • Type: Statistics
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 286Kb
  10. Export Helpdesk: New VAT rates apply in five EU Member States
    • Abstract: Certain product groups are affected by a change of VAT rates in Austria, France, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary since January 2016
    • 1 March 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 355Kb
  11. Export Helpdesk: EU Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture now available in 24 languages
    • Abstract: Read the report and check the website for weekly prices, monthly trends, yearly data and price structure
    • 15 February 2016
    • Type: Statistics
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 4393Kb
  12. Export Helpdesk: European public contracts now easy to access thanks to a new translation tool
    • Abstract: As of now, the information about open public contracts all around Europe becomes even more accessible. The EU online platform - Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) – gains a new automatic translation tool.
    • 19 January 2016
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 176Kb
  13. Export Helpdesk: Combined Nomenclature update of 2016
    • Abstract: Certain product codes in product groups such as cut flowers, beverages or chemicals have changed in 2016. The Export Helpdesk database follows these modifications in its database.
    • 1 January 2016
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 342Kb
  14. Export Helpdesk: EU modernises customs procedures by 1/5/2016
    • Abstract: A modern European customs for business, simplified for trustworthy economic operators
    • 28 July 2015
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 155Kb
  15. Export Helpdesk: EU to strengthen control of a plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa
    • Abstract: As of the week of 18 May 2015, the EU will strengthen its measures to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.), an important plant pathogen.
    • 13 May 2015
    • Type: Legislation
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 74Kb
  16. Export Helpdesk: New food labelling rules explained
    • Abstract: From 13th Dec 2014 products imported into the EU need to comply with new food labelling rules illustrated in this guide.
    • 10 December 2014
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 57Kb
  17. Export Helpdesk: Quick guide to new labelling rules for fishery products
    • Abstract: As from 13th Dec 2014 fishery products imported into the EU need to comply with new rules.
    • 10 December 2014
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 2104Kb
  18. Export Helpdesk: Combatting illegal fishing - green light for 5 countries, one red card
    • Abstract: Belize, Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu are fighting successfully against illegal fishing says the EU Commission and proposes a red card for Sri Lanka.
    • 14 October 2014
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 66Kb
  19. Export Helpdesk: Note for exporters to the EU
    • Abstract: From 1st Oct 2014 exports from Burundi, Comores, Haiti, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia will be subject to the rules of origin for GSP.
    • 30 September 2014
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 365Kb
  20. Export Helpdesk: Note for Kenyan exporters to the EU
    • Abstract: From 1st Oct 2014 Kenyan exports to the EU will be subject to the rules of origin of GSP.
    • 25 September 2014
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 477Kb

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