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Export from the EU

Many of the trade problems which European exporters face are not just the traditional import tariffs or quotas but discriminatory or disproportionate regulations or standards.

Removing these barriers is part of the EU's strategy to boost exports and promote growth and jobs in Europe.

The Market Access Strategy addresses these issues and its two main instruments are:


When EU exports are affected by trade defence measures

Guide for EU exporters

Guide for EU exporters

If your business is subject to a trade defence investigation by a non-EU country, this handbook provides the practical information you need. 


The European Commission monitors and assists EU industries when non-EU countries take trade defence measures against EU exporters.

The Commission also plays a more direct role in anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations when EU subsidies are involved and the EU as a whole is targeted.