Doing business with EU

Business updates from EuroCham members and partners

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General information

Trading and investing with the EU

Main sites:

  • Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries: Provides services and up-to-date information for companies from developing nations on EU legislation, the EU market, company matching, training and export development for companies from developing nations.
  • Export Helpdesk for Developing Countries: Offers information on EU requirements and taxes, import tariffs, customs documents, rules of origin and hosts a country-specific marketplace for buyers and sellers.
  • European Union External Trade: An overview of the European Union's policies on international trade containing a number of useful links.
  • Market Access Database: Provides information on Market Access conditions for non-EU countries.
  • EU Taxation and Customs Union (TARIC): Shows the various rules applying to specific products when imported into the EU as classified by TARIC (Integrated Tariff of the European Communities).
  • EU Statistics: Statistics from all major sectors from the EU.
  • GSP: A user's guide to the EU's General System of Preferences (GSP).
  • Rules of origin:  A thorough overview of the EU's rule of origin policy.
  • EU law (Official Journal): EU law including treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.
  • Summaries of EU legislation : Summaries of all key areas of EU legislation.
  • TRADE HELPDESK: Your guide to the EU market's import rules and taxes - The European Union (EU) is the world's largest single market and the EU Trade Helpdesk is your one-stop-shop to access it

Other useful sites:

Finding potential business partners, suppliers and agents in the EU

EU Business Directories

We list below a number of user-friendly business directories that can help you find the right business contacts in the EU:

Trade fairs and expos in the EU

For information on trade fairs in certain EU member states, please click here or visit the following websites:


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