New EU trade strategy for the coming years

The European Commission has set out its trade strategy for the coming years. The new strategy will strengthen the capacity of trade to support the digital and climate transitions. First, by contributing to achieve the European Green Deal objectives. Second, by removing unjustified trade barriers in the digital economy to reap the benefits of digital […]

Benefitting from public procurement opportunities in Canada

Would you like to make the most of government procurement opportunities in Canada? Let us hear from you! Take part in this 3-minute survey to identify the needs of European companies – most notably SMEs – interested in bidding for contracts in Canada. In April 2021, the Delegation of the EU to Canada will offer free training […]

Check list Brexit “douanes”

Pour commercer avec le Royaume-Uni, voici la check list établie par les douanes belges. Demander un numéro EORI Vous devez avoir un numéro EORI pour commercer avec des pays en dehors de l’UE (aussi appelés pays tiers). Ce numéro est basé sur le numéro d’entreprise. Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur l’obtention de ce numéro […]

SME survey on supply chain disruption in Europe due to COVID 19

The first results of the SME survey on supply chain disruption in Europe due to COVID 19 are published. Here are the preliminary findings based on 560 responses from 21 member states. • 74% of SMEs were negatively affected by the crisis with supply chain disruptions, employee absences due to sickness or childcare, and production […]

Access2Markets portal: making SMEs thrive in the import/export world

How do I calculate the import duties to export my products outside the European Union? How can I pay less of these duties thanks to the EU free trade agreements? What documents do I need? And what if I wanted to import products into Europe? The Access2Markets portal gives you the right answers to all […]

Brexit – What changes for the businesses with the trade and cooperation agreement?

On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom left the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and all EU policies. This will bring far-reaching changes, affecting citizens, businesses, public administrations and stakeholders in both the EU and the UK. A new “Trade and Cooperation Agreement” was reached end of December 2020 to govern their future relations […]