Trade regime and general product safety

This page serves as a reference document only for EU-wide product requirements. Extra requirements may apply depending on the destination EU country. Please refer to My Trade Assistant for full details.

Please be aware that in this page, general description of each heading is provided in all EU languages. However, the details are only available in English.

Trade regime - import licences and documents

This group of requirements applies to several families of products, in particular sectors, which require specific documents for customs clearance.


Import licence for agricultural products

Imports of selected products are subject to the prior issue of an import licence (the import certificate) by the competent authority of the importing Member State.


Import requirements for firearms and warlike material

Firearms and warlike material are not specifically treated in this database.


General product safety

General product safety

This includes general safety, health and consumer protection requirements for products not covered by more specific safety requirements elsewhere in the Helpdesk website.

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