European Commission launched Access2Markets portal to support foreign trade by small businesses beyond the EU borders (https://cutt.ly/CgghWgZ).
The portal allows companies to look up the following details for imported and exported goods, in just a few clicks: tariffs, taxes, rules of origin, product requirements, customs procedures, trade barriers, trade flow statistics.
The new Access2Markets portal also includes explanations, tutorials and FAQs to help new as well as experienced traders analyze the benefits of trade with each of the EU’s trading partners.
It provides an overview of EU laws on products and services, as well as contact details for customs and other public authorities in EU Member States and in the EU’s trading partners.
Businesses can also use the portal to contact DG TRADE to report trade barriers they encounter.
Access2Markets’ self-assessment tool, ROSA, provides special assistance on the rules that define the ‘economic nationality’ of a product, known as ‘rules of origin’.
The portal’s My Trade Assistant tool enables businesses to look up information on duties, taxes, product rules and requirements on a product-by-product basis for each market.
It is completely free of charge.