European Commission launches the new export helpdesk

On 27th May, the European Commission launched the new version of the Export Helpdesk. This free online service is a one-stop-shop to inform business in developing countries how to export to the EU. Just in a few clicks companies can find the EU requirements, taxes, tariffs, preferential arrangements, rules of origin and statistics applying to their case.

The revised version significantly improves both usability and content. Exporters will navigate more easily among the comprehensive information. Some new features will be:

  • “My export” section that provides the key data applying to your case in just one click; new pages explaining how the EU trade system is organized.
  • Tips and tricks to better understand the EU legislation.
  • Detailed explanations on rules and proofs of origin necessary to benefit from a preferential arrangement.
  • A 3-minute video to explain how to move around the Export Helpdesk. The Export Helpdesk, created in 2004, is a concrete example of the EU’s commitment to facilitating trade with developing countries. Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, the Export Helpdesk aims to support the countries that are most in need.

Source: Trade Flash

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