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.

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.

Publication series:
Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures


An overview of quality requirements and information on trade.

The Alliance for Product Quality in Africa has compiled a selection of market information and tools, including an overview of the following topics:

  • Standards for environmental protection, workers' and labor rights, economic development, quality and food safety, and business ethics;
  • Tariff rates, including MFN tariffs and unilateral and trade preferences;
  • access to one of the largest trade databases in the world.

Market information und instruments

Training material:
new EU organic regulation

In 2014, the European Commission initiated an update of its regulatory framework regarding organic production, which came into force on January 1st, 2022.

Two handbooks in English and French provide an overview of the changes in Regulation 2018/848 . There are changes especially for organic producers, processors and traders in countries outside the European Union.