This section introduces the business concepts and processes that you should be familiar with when you consider trading goods. Concepts relating to trade in services are developed in a separate dedicated section.


This section complements the information found in other parts of the web portal, notably in

  • the Markets section – that informs about the conditions for trading under EU trade agreements and trade arrangements with particular countries
  • My Trade Assistant - that offers detailed information for trading a specific Product (Goods) between specific countries

Besides developing the basic concepts, the section also provides practical guides to trading goods and information about trade flows

  • Getting started to trade goods: this section helps you assess if your company is ready to trade abroad and helps you understand the basics of the import/export of goods process
  • Statistics: this section presents historical data about products’ traded values and quantities, when trading was between one or multiple EU countries and a non-EU country
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