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The following has been made available to guide you on your investment:

Information for EU exporters to South Africa:

Market Access Database (MADB)

The MADB is a free online service provided by theDirectorate-General for Trade of the EuropeanCommission, which is accessible for users locatedin the EU. The MADB offers product-specificinformation to companies exporting from theEU about import conditions in third countrymarkets: duties and taxes, import proceduresand formalities, statistics as well as informationon sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues andtrade barriers. More than 100 non-EU countriesare covered. The MADB can also be used forpreliminary market research and backgroundinformation for the organisation of business events.

Your Europe Business Portal

Website of the European Commission’s ‘YourEurope Business Portal’

The ‘Your Europe Business Portal’ from theDirectorate-General for Enterprise and Industryof the European Commission providescompanies with information and interactiveservices, including help to expand theirbusinesses abroad. The portal offers a singlepoint of access to services available at nationalor European level (see under ‘Selling abroad —importing/exporting goods’).

Small Business Portal

Website of the European Commission ‘SmallBusiness Portal’

The ‘Small Business Portal’ from the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of theEuropean Commission contains all information(including access to finance) that SMEs need tostart and run their business.

Information for South African exporters to the EU:

Export Helpdesk

The Export Helpdesk is a free online service provided by the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission, which provides exporters of developing countries information on exporting to the EU (including EU tariffs, requirements, preferential arrangements, quotas and statistics).