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Last checked: 23/06/2022

Selling goods and services

Within the EU's internal market goods are allowed to circulate freely, provided they meet the right standards. Find out what EU requirements must be followed for the products you sell and when you have to report your goods movements.

Depending on what services you offer and for how long, you may be able to provide services in another EU country without setting up a company or branch there. Find out when this can be done, for which sector and type of sales.

There are specific rules you need to follow when selling to the final consumer that you don't meet face-to-face (as long as certain conditions are met). For example, information should be provided clearly and in writing and your customers can withdraw from the contract within 14 days - without any penalty and without having to give any reason.

When selling package travel or linked travel arrangements you need to abide by certain EU rules, for example, when you sell two or more different types of travel services for the same trip which are booked under a single contract with one supplier; or if you sell a travel service and then facilitate the sale of another service for the same trip.

Use the EU tool to check cross-border parcel delivery services and prices in the EU. Read about what information and updates the suppliers of cross-border and domestic parcel delivery services must provide to their national regulatory authorities.

The ‘Access2Markets' database contains everything you need to know about exporting from and importing into the EU. Search by product name or harmonised system (HS) code for tariffs & taxes, customs procedures, rules of origin, trade barriers, product requirements and statistics in every EU country and more than 120 export markets around the world.

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