Market Access Profiles


Market Access means tariff and non-tariff measures imposed by countries for the entry of specific goods into those countries. Countries have various different systems controlling the import of products by legal requirements and additional (buyer) requirements. Some buyer requirements may go beyond legal requirements

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Coconut Based Products

Fisheries products

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2. Non Tariff barriers

  • Legislation: All producers for the EU market must adhere to product requirements that are established by law. EU legislation set the basis for what requirements products marketed in the EU must meet. Products that fail to meet these requirements are not allowed in the EU Market. EU consists of 27 member states and there can be country specific legal requirements in addition to the legislation set at EU level.
  • Additional requirements: The main categories of additional requirements are environmental requirements and social (labour) requirements
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Food and Beverage

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • EU market access requirements are an important part of international trade; compliance is a prerequisite on the EU markets. Market Access Requirements that are established by EU or national legislation form the minimum requirements with which products (or services) have to comply, will they be allowed entry on the EU market. Products that do not comply will not be allowed. EU buyers will therefore require exporters to at least comply with the requirements laid down in EU legislation and, if applicable, with the additional national legislation of EU Member States and Norway.
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Market Access refers the openness of particular markets to foreign products and services with compliance to the conditions of tariff and non-tariff measures for the entry of specific goods into the specific markets.

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