The size of the Single Market and the attractiveness of the EU regulatory model are key factors shaping the EU’s relationship with non-EU countries. Through its relations with these countries, the EU tries to ensure the best possible conditions for the international trade in regulated products.
To make the international trade in regulated products as easy as possible, the European Commission is trying to fulfil the following conditions for international trade:
There are several international legal instruments that help better cooperation, convergence, or harmonisation of legislation. These facilitate the free movement of goods and they include: