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Access2Markets: a new tool to help you export

Access2Markets: a new tool to help you export

Do you want to start or continue exporting to the Member States of the European Union and beyond? To help you, the European Commission has put together “Access2Markets”, a new, free online platform. 

Access2Markets was created by combining the old tools Market Access Database (MADB) and EU Trade Helpdesk. Made available in October, this platform, which presents itself as an “international business assistant”, aims to provide exporting companies with accessible information for no fewer than 120 markets around the world (in addition to the 27 European Union markets).

A tool which meets several needs

The purpose of the Access2Markets platform is to facilitate:

  • access by the smallest companies to markets outside of the EU
  • a quicker and less costly understanding of the regulations in effect

VSEs and SMEs have a harder time establishing themselves in new international markets than large companies.

A website replete with essential information

Customs tariffs, taxes, special procedures, administrative formalities, rules for importing products from outside of the EU, etc. All of this information is easily accessible via Access2Market, as well as more specific information which you can find using the advanced search system and the product, country of origin and country of destination fields.

6 different sections 

  • Rules of Origin via the ROSA feature: find out what your rights and restrictions are when you export a product.
  • Trade barriers: identify and anticipate the obstacles you may face as an exporter.

In the future, the platform should also include a B2B component to put companies directly in touch with each other.

Do you want to find out more?

We are planning training sessions soon to help you familiarise yourself with this tool! Stay up-to-date by signing up for our international newsletter.

Do you have any questions? Contact our ECA with the European Institutions!

Olivier Costa (BRU)

Economic and commercial attaché | European Institutions and International Organisations

+32 2 233 03 56

Rue Belliard 65,
1040 Brussels
Belgium

brussels@hub.brussels
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