The European Commission have launched Access2Markets portal to support trade by small businesses


In October 2020 the European Commission's Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) has launched the new Access2Markets portal. The portal provides you with all you need to know when exporting from the EU or importing into the EU.

It comprises product-by-product information on:

  • EU trade agreements
  • trade barriers
  • duties, tariffs and taxes
  • product rules and requirements
  • customs procedures
  • rules of origin
  • statistics

This information covers all European countries and over 120 export markets around the world.

Access2Markets is for companies entering the world of international trade, chambers of commerce and export promotion organisations.

The portal replaces the Market Access Database (for exports from the EU) and the Trade Helpdesk (for imports into the EU).