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Import and export rules


The EU wants to help traders make the most of global trading by making the information clear.

Trading with the wider world brings growth to the EU economy and jobs for European workers.

The European Commission has the data on tariff duties, the technical requirements to trade, food health requirements, anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties and other issues.

This information is set out according to whether you are exporting from the EU or importing into the EU.

Availability of supplies of personal protective equipment

On 15 March, the Commission introduced export authorisation requirements for exports of personal protective equipment outside of the European Union.

This is a measure of temporary nature and not an export ban and is in line with all of the EU’s international obligations.

For the legal texts, guidelines and explanations see the following links:

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Trade Commissioner

EU Trade Commissioner
Phil Hogan