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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization-Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Latest Notifications – 10 – 16 July 2021

Philippine exporters and relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to review and comment on the listed proposed technical regulations that may greatly affect our exports to the issuing countries.

The latest bulletin lists a total of 81 notifications on Agriculture, Electrical Engineering, Food Technology, Healthcare Technology, Packaging and Distribution of Goods and etc., from Brazil, European Union, Kenya, Uganda, United States, and other countries.

Please take note of the applicable Final Date for Comments of the following products:

  1. On-Board Equipment and Instruments, United States, 9 August 2021
  2. Domestic Electrical Appliances in General, Chile, 60 days from notification
  3. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  4. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps for special purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  5. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in double-capped (compact) fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  6. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps, European Union, 60 days from notification
  7. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in fluorescent lamps for other general lighting and special purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  8. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps for special purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  9. Fluorescent Lamps. Discharge Lamps – Mercury in other low pressure discharge lamps, European Union, 60 days from notification
  10. Lamps and Related Equipment – Mercury in high pressure sodium (vapour) lamps with improved colour rendering inde[…] for general lighting purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  11. Lamps and Related Equipment – Mercury in other high pressure sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  12. Lamps and Related Equipment – Exemption for the use of mercury in metal halide lamps, European Union, 60 days from notification
  13. Lamps and Related Equipment – Mercury in other discharge lamps for special purposes, European Union, 60 days from notification
  14. Wastes – Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics, Israel, 60 days from notification
  15. Wastes – Hazardous waste, Israel, 60 days from notification
  16. Environmental Protection – Metal halide lamp fixtures (“MHLFs”), United States – 13 September 2021
  17. Environmental Protection – Product stewardship and labeling, United States – 13 September 2021
  18. Milk and Milk Products in General, Brazil, 21 August 2021
  19. Food Products in General, India, 60 days from notification
  20. Food Products in General, Peru, 60 days from notification
  21. Pharmaceutics, Japan, 30 days from notification
  22. Pharmaceutics, Republic of Korea, 60 days from notification
  23. Medical Equipment, Oman, 60 days from notification
  24. Road Vehicles in General, Canada, 11 September 2021
  25. Road Vehicles in General, Vietnam, 45 days from notification
  26. Shipbuilding and Marine Structures in General, Vietnam, 60 days from notification

Please email your comments to the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) via bps@dti.gov.ph, cc exports@dti.gov.ph. The BPS serves as the Philippines’ National Enquiry Point (NEP) and the National Notification Authority (NNA) for the WTO-TBT Agreement.