EU agreements creates paperless procedures for paper manufacturerRead more
The trade agreement between the EU and Moldova was the key to unlocking the market Heli Sander, Dispatch Manager, Finha Trading
Watch how simplified and more transparent procedures opened up a new market for Finnish recycled paper manufacturer Finha Trading thanks to the EU-Moldova trade agreement.
EU agreements make light work of heavy liftingRead more
Exports are a lifeline for us as it accounts for 98% of our output Martin McVicar, CEO, Combilift
Watch how Irish forklift truck manufacturer Combilift has benefitted from the EU trade agreement with South America to increase their exports and grow their business in Peru.
Tea leaves Europe for new marketsRead more
Greek company, Anassa Organics benefits from EU’s trade agreements with Canada, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore to increase their sales of locally grown tea.
Removing barriers: Dutch veal regains access to the Chinese marketRead more
Market access issue: import ban on veal and beef products due to BSE.
Fair access to third country markets is essential for us. With Europe as our most important sales market, gaining access to export markets is essential for the growth of our company. Today, we export veal, as well as feed products, to more than 60 countries around the world guaranteeing the highest quality and safety of our products. However, in 2000, Chinese authorities had introduced an import ban on veal and beef products originating in the EU, - closing all access for our company to a very promising market - until today.Marijke Everts
Director Corporate Affairs at VanDrie Group
Removing barriers: Portuguese paper company regains access to Turkish market for uncoated wood-free paperRead more
Market access issue: Turkish surveillance measures and non-automatic import licensing for uncoated wood-free paper
Through the joint efforts of the European Commission, Member States (in particular Portugal), and the European paper industry including its European association CEPI and cooperation from Turkey, the trade restrictions could eventually be removed. This is very valuable for our company, as we have retained access to the important Turkish market for UWF paper.Murat Kaplan
The Navigator Company
Removing barriers: European drinks company gets proper protection for trademarked productsRead more
Market Access Partnership helped to remove a barrier in Kazakhstan, protecting key European geographical indications from imitations.
In recent years, our company enjoyed considerable benefits from the resolution of trade barriers in our export markets.Christian Porta
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Pernod Ricard EMEA
Removing barriers: Italian cosmetics SME retains access to ChinaRead more
Market Access Partnership helped to remove a barrier in China helping cosmetic companies to continue their exports to China
Thanks to the EU's Market Access Partnership we have been able to report the barrier quickly, allowing the EU to start their barrier removal strategy immediately.Fabio Franchina
owner of Framesi S.p.A
Removing barriers: Spanish tannery regains access to the Indian leather marketRead more
Market access issue in India: Mandatory veterinary certificates for leather imports
Removing barriers: Brazil remains open for Greek canned peachesRead more
The EU managed to remove canned peaches from the list of products with high duties. This opens opportunities.
In this section you will find a selection of stories and experiences from companies about the use of the information on this portal for their businesses.
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