• Product classification: 16 new codes "on the block"

    Once a year we update the EU´s product classification system. Since 1st January 2018 new codes apply to e.g. e-cigarettes and their cartridges.

    January 8, 2018
  • New guidelines on how to quantify the main ingredients in processed and packaged food products

    Food products in the EU that are named after a main ingredient, e.g. salami pizza, chocolate ice cream, fruit pie must indicate to what extent the product contains this ingredient. The new guidelines clarify which products are concerned and how to calculate the quantities.

    December 21, 2017
  • From 1/1/2018 further GSP countries are expected to start using the REX system

    As of 1st January 2018 fourteen further GSP countries are expected to start applying the REX system. This means that the Form A certificate of origin will not be valid beyond that date.


    December 11, 2017
  • Better EU market access for Ukraine

    Since 1st October certain agricultural and industrial goods benefit from autonomous trade measures.

    October 13, 2017
  • New guidance document on allergen labelling

    The European Commission updated its instructions on allergen labelling based on Directive 2000/13/EC. The so-called "guidance document" is to inform consumers, businesses and national authorities on how to apply the new requirements of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 related to the indication of the presence of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances.

    The Regulation obliges companies to provide information on certain substances when they could potentially cause allergies or intolerances.

    July 31, 2017
  • New Trade Helpdesk for Euromediterranean countries

    Do you need market information for the Euromed region for your business? Check it on the new Euromed Helpdesk.

    July 28, 2017
  • Combatting illegal fishing

    The catch certification system helps 30 countries prevent illegal fishing - see how we tackle illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing 

    February 15, 2017
  • GSP starts Registered Exporter System

    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.

    January 10, 2017
  • GSP tariff preference updates applying since Jan 2017

    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
    December  2016

    July 22, 2016