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Summaries of EU Legislation on External Trade.
External Borders Fund (2007-2013)
As part of the general programme “Solidarity and management of migration flows”, Decision No 574/2007/EC establishes the External Borders Fund (EBF) for the period 2007-13 with resources totalling €1820 million.
Customs response to latest trends in counterfeiting and piracy
The European Commission proposes a series of customs measures aimed at protecting the EU more effectively against counterfeiting and piracy. These measures include improving legislation, strengthening partnership between customs and businesses and increasing international cooperation.
Markets for agricultural products: Bananas
The European Union's common organisation of the market in bananas allows the EU market to receive satisfactory supplies of quality bananas at fair prices for producers and consumers and ensure a balance between the various sources of supply.
Export of cultural goods
In order to ensure that EU exports of cultural goods are subject to uniform checks, this Regulation makes the presentation of an export licence compulsory for their export outside the customs territory of the European Community.
EC Action Programme Customs 2013 (2008-2013)
The European Community action programme Customs 2013 (2008-2013) aims to support the development of a pan-European electronic customs environment which ensures that customs activities match the needs of the EU internal market, guarantees the protection of the financial interests of the EC and increases safety and security.
Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets
The common organisation of agricultural markets in the European Union provides a single legal framework governing the domestic market, trade with third countries and rules regarding competition.
Adoption of the WTO agreements
By Council Decision 94/800/EC, the Council of the European Union adopts the legal texts resulting from the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations concluded through the signature of the Marrakesh Final Act and the creation of the World Trade Organisation.
Anti-dumping measures
Regulation (EC) No 384/96 aims to transpose the provisions of the new agreement on the implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (1994 Anti-dumping Agreement) into European Community law with a view to ensuring appropriate and transparent application of the new anti-dumping rules.
Anti-dumping measures
Regulation (EC) No 384/96 aims to transpose the provisions of the new agreement on the implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (1994 Anti-dumping Agreement) into European Community law with a view to ensuring appropriate and transparent application of the new anti-dumping rules.
Common rules for imports into the EU
This Regulation aims to establish common rules for imports into the European Community based on the principle of the freedom of import and to define the procedures enabling the Community to implement, where necessary, the surveillance and safeguard measures required to protect its interests.
Common rules for EU exports
This Regulation establishes common rules for exports from the European Community (EC) based on the principle of freedom of export and to define the procedures enabling the Community to implement, where necessary, the surveillance and protective measures required.