Regulatory Requirements to Export Food to the European Union Login to Sign Up
Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Time Required
4 hours
Course Type
Online/Internet Based
Course Fee
Free of charge
Course Access
Open for enrolments

Regulatory Requirements to Export Food to the European Union

The European Union (EU) is the largest economy in the world. Its single market encompasses 27 countries with a total of 440 million consumers. As such, the EU is also by far the biggest importer of food worldwide. This export market is characterized by having no internal borders (once goods are imported, they can move freely within the EU) as well as a shared, harmonized set of rules and regulations.

However, despite having no internal borders, the EU still has external borders. As such, exporters of food and agriproducts targeting the EU need to be aware of the rules and regulations that apply to their products when sold in the EU's common market. This module is designed for food exporters that wish to serve the EU market.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the rationale for food regulations and controls.
Understand the regulatory requirements for specific food categories.
Know how to obtain the necessary certificates to sell agricultural and food goods to the EU.
Consider practical food export strategies.
Course certification
Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.
Course structure
Module 1
The Rationale for Food Regulations and Controls
Module 2
What Regulations Do You Need to Consider?
Module 3
“Export Ready” Requirements
Module 4
Practical Exporting Strategies
Final Test