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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

Autonomous trade measures

European Commission - Enlargement - Autonomous trade measures

Products originating in the Western Balkan countries benefit since 2000 from autonomous trade measures, allowing (with a few exceptions) for their free entry into the EU without customs duties or quantitative restrictions. In most cases, the autonomous trade measures have been superseded by the stabilisation and association agreements, which provide for the establishment of free trade on a contractual basis.

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