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The lack of reliable market information is a key challenge for exporters. The resources listed here are intended to help exporting companies from our partner countries (and beyond) to gain better access to product-quality related market and trade information and thus facilitate their access to international markets.

Publication series:
Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures

Understanding sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements for exports to the EU market.

The SPS studies help you understand, which sanitary and phytosanitary measures you have to adhere to in your specific situation, in order to export to the European market. The studies focus on the international standards established under the SPS Agreement.

Market information and instruments

Quality for Trade Platform

Quality for Trade Platform of the Alliance for Product Quality in Africa serves as a one-stop centre allowing registered users to: discover quality requirements, connect with product quality-related service providers and individuals and gain insights from those who have already experienced success. The platform complements in-country initiatives in the partner countries of the Alliance as an information resource that allows work to continue long after face-to-face trainings are complete. The platform was developed in collaboration with the International Trade Centre.

Standards Map

Standards Map provides comprehensive, verified and transparent information on standards for environmental protection, worker and labour rights, economic development, quality and food safety, as well as business ethics.

Market Access Map

Market Access Map provides information on applied customs tariffs, including Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs and unilateral and trade agreement preferences. The application also covers tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, rules of origin, plus the corresponding certificates, bound tariffs of World Trade Organization (WTO) members, non-tariff measures and trade flows.

Trade Map

Trade Map provides online access to one of the world’s largest trade databases and presents indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors from both the product and country perspective. Company contact information is also available for 64 countries.