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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization-Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Latest Notifications – 17 – 23 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 49 notifications on Construction Materials and Building, Chemical Technology, Fluid Systems and Components For General Use, Food Technology, Telecommunications, and etc., from Brazil, European Union, Philippines, United States, Vietnam, and other countries.

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

  1. Cosmetics. Toiletries, China, 60 days from notification
  2. Water Heating Equipment, Australia, 7 September 2021
  3. Water Supply Systems – Wet well washers, Australia, 7 September 2021
  4. Water Supply Systems – Water supply: materials, design, performance and testing of mechanical backflow prevention devices, Australia, 3 September 2021
  5. Environmental Protection, United States, 20 September 2021
  6. Pumps and Motors, Taiwan, 60 days from notification
  7. Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Malaysia, 60 days from notification
  8. Medical Equipment – Mercury containing thermometers, sphygmomanometers, dental amalgam capsules, and liquid[…]in dental restorative purposes, Philippines, 60 days from notification
  9. Medical Equipment – Medical devices, Philippines, 60 days from notification
  10. Telecommunications. Audio and Video Engineering – Security measures for the provision of mobile 5G services, Belgium, 60 days from notification
  11. Telecommunications. Audio and Video Engineering – Secured rollout of 5G, Belgium, 60 days from notification
  12. Telecommunications. Audio and Video Engineering – Internet-connected radio equipment and wearable radio equipment, European Union, 60 days from notification
  13. Elemental Mercury, Australia, 31 August 2021
  14. Toys, Switzerland, 60 days from notification
  15. Agricultural Organic Products, Peru, 60 days from notification
  16. TNP1 Explosives, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  17. Bulk Emulsion Explosives in Packages, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  18. Explosives: Oversize Rock Blasting, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  19. Powder Explosive without TNT use in Open-Cast, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  20. Electrical Safety Requirements for Terminal Equipment to be connected to Information and Communication Networks, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  21. Non-Standalone 5G User Equipment, 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.