An estimated 95% of products imported into Hungary no longer require an import permit, however, licenses are still required for arms/military equipment, explosives and pyrotechnic products, wood products, various chemicals, and some industrial products. A list of products in detail requiring import license and national approval is available on the Hungarian Trade Licensing Office website.
While harmonization of EU legislation can facilitate access to the EU Single Market, manufacturers should be aware that regulations (mandatory) and technical standards (voluntary) might also function as barriers to trade if U.S. standards are different from those of the European Union.
For information on existing trade barriers, please see the most recent National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers published by USTR. Information on agricultural trade barriers can be found at the website of the Foreign Agricultural Service. To report existing or new trade barriers and for assistance in removing them, contact either the U.S. Mission to the European Union or the Office of Trade Agreements, Negotiation and Compliance (TANC).