Here's for the Netherlands - You may need a free-sale certificate (FSC) if you export food products, non-food products, animal feed or medical devices to non-EU/non-EEA countries. This applies among others to food and non-food products, animal feed, medical devices, crop protection agents and biocides. All FSC products must comply with European law and must be marketable without any restrictions within the EU.
To stay in touch with the information you need and what to do properly,check this out http://www.answersforbusiness.nl/regulation/free-sale-certificate
Certificate of free sale is sometimes referred to as a "Certificate for Export" or "Certificate to Foreign Governments". This certificate is often required by some foreign governments. The certificate is evidence that goods, such as food or cosmetics are sold or distributed legally in the open market.
More information here: http://www.lachamber.com/webpage-directory/global-initiatives/initiatives-certificatesoffreesale/
This is a document which is required in certain countries or for certain commodities (such as pharmaceuticals), certifying that the specified imported goods are normally and freely sold in the exporting country's open markets and are approved for export.
What you talk about is "Benelux", business is only a part of it. The Benelux Union (Dutch: Benelux Unie; French: Union Benelux) is a politico-economic union of three neighbouring states in central-western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The name—Benelux—is formed from joining the first two or three letters of each country's name—Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg—and was first used to name the customs agreement that initiated the union (signed in 1944). It is now used more generally to refer to the geographic, economic and cultural grouping of the three countries.
In 1951, these countries joined West Germany, France, and Italy to form the European Coal and Steel Community, a predecessor of the European Economic Community (EEC) and today's European Union (EU).
The main institutions of the Union are the Committee of Ministers, the Benelux Parliament, the Council of the Union and the Secretariat-General, while the Benelux Organization for Intellectual Property and the Benelux Court of Justice cover the same territory but are not part of the Union.
The Benelux Secretariat-General is located in Brussels. It is the central administrative pillar of the Benelux Union. It handles the secretariat of the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Economic Union and the various committees and working parties. Moreover, it ensures the registry of the Benelux Court of Justice. Welcome.
I know a big amount of tea is growing in India, but it is not less famous in UK, it is even a national drink there. How does it come that India is producing, but it's more popular in UK? Or maybe I'm not well informed.
Actually tea is popular in both places. If in India it is due to its origin, in UK it is due to the different technologies used for producing good ready-for-use tea. I suppose a big role in this, are the tea with various adding of flavors, fruits, etc.
I could disagree with the idea that tea is much more popular in Great Britain rather than in India. The UK is famous for "half past three, everything stops for tea" when Indian tea manufacturers are known globally. The only difference is that tea did not become a cult in Indian culture. India produces tea, Great Britain buys it in big quantities.
Actually there are more countries producing olive oil: Spain, Italy, Greece, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Portugal, Algeria and others in the world. So I'd rather say every type of it has its taste and every is better for a specific meal.
The differences between Spanish and Greek olive oils are not easily noticeable as these are usually mixed and sold in the same bottle. While the product maybe labeled as Spanish, it is actually a combination of oils from difference countries, including Spain, Greece, and Italy; only the blending and packaging is done in Spain. This is due to the fact that the per capita consumption of olive oil in Spain far exceeds what the country can produce. To meet the international demand for this oil, the country imports olive oil from Italy and Greece.
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