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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization-Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Latest Notifications – 24 - 30 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 97 notifications on Agriculture, Chemical Technology, Food Technology, Health Care Technology, Paper Technology, etc., from Brazil, Kenya, Philippines, Rwanda, United States, and other countries.

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

  1. Farming and Forestry, European Union, 60 days from notification
  2. Pesticides and Other Agrochemicals, European Union, 60 days from notification
  3. Pesticides and Other Agrochemicals, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  4. Animal Feeding Stuffs, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  5. Insecticides – Pyrethrum-based insecticides dusting powders used in the control of insect pests of agri[…] ce, especially in grain storage, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  6. Insecticides – Pyrethrum-based insecticides: grease for direct application, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  7. Insecticides – Pyrethrum-based emulsion (oil in water, EW) insecticides for direct application or after d[…[tection to control insect pests, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  8. Agricultural Machines and Equipment in General, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  9. Sowing and Planting Equipment, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  10. Cosmetic. Toiletries - Cosmetics, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  11. Cosmetic. Toiletries – Pure glycerine used as a cosmetic, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  12. Surface Active Agents, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  13. Cosmetic. Toiletries – Body sprays, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  14. Cosmetic. Toiletries – Talc for cosmetic industry, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  15. Road Construction – Reinforced concrete box culverts primarily intended for conveying water not under pressure[…]rrying highway vehicle loadings, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  16. Road Construction – Precast reinforced concrete pipe, which is cylindrical in shape and intended to be used fo[…]sewer and irrigation purposes, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  17. Road Construction – Feeder roads intended for a transport chain with one end in the agricultural fields and the other on the farm gate, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  18. Road Construction – Feeder roads intended for a transport chain, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  19. Concrete Structures, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  20. Concrete and Concrete Products – Concrete roofing tiles, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  21. Concrete and Concrete Products – Concrete building blocks, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  22. Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Heating Appliances – Microwave cooking oven, Chile, 60 days from notification
  23. Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Heating Appliances – Kettles and other liquid heating appliances, Chile, 60 days from notification
  24. Home Textiles. Linen, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  25. Pipeline Components and Pipelines, Chile, 60 days from notification
  26. Coffee and Coffee Substitutes, Brazil, 5 October 2021
  27. Meat and Meat Products – Indigenous chicken (kienyeji), Kenya, 1 October 2021
  28. Meat and Meat Products – Improved indigenous chicken (Improved kienyeji), Kenya, 1 October 2021
  29. Meat and Meat Products – Chicken welfare, Kenya, 1 October 2021
  30. Cheese – Goat cheese, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  31. Cheese – Mashanza, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  32. Poultry and Eggs, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  33. Cereals, Pulses and Derived Products – Sorghum grains of varieties (cultivars) grown from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  34. Cereals, Pulses and Derived Products – Sorghum grains of varieties (cultivars) grown from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  35. Cereals, Pulses and Derived Products – Malted sorghum flour intended for human consumption, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  36. Cereals, Pulses and Derived Products – Banana flour, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  37. Fruits. Vegetables, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  38. Food Additives, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  39. Fruits and Derived Products, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  40. Milk and Milk Products, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  41. Tea – Flavoured green tea, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  42. Food Products in General, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  43. Tea – Sweetened tea, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  44. Cocoa, Uganda, 60 days from notification
  45. Fish and Fishery Products, Uganda, 60 days from notification
  46. Pharmaceutics, Japan, 30 days from notification
  47. Medical Sciences and Health Care Facilities in General, Russian Federation, 28 August 2021
  48. Pharmaceutics in General, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  49. Pharmaceutics, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  50. Information Technology (IT) in General, Chile, 60 days from notification
  51. Bottles. Pots. Jars, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  52. Paints and Varnishes – Epoxy resin for paints, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  53. Paints and Varnishes – Putty powders for interior walls, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  54. Paints and Varnishes – Putty powders for exterior walls, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  55. Paints and Varnishes – Two-pack polyurethane full gloss enamel paint, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  56. Paints and Varnishes – Two components epoxy enamel used as a finish coat for the painting of steel plant equipment, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  57. Office Paper, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  58. Tissue Paper – Jumbo toilet tissue paper, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  59. Other Paper Products – Virgin, blended or recycled pulp paper serviettes (napkins) in sheet form used for hygienic purposes, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  60. Tissue Paper – Facial tissue paper, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  61. Other Paper Products – Paper sacks for packaging of cement, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  62. Tissue Paper – Medical tissue paper towel, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  63. Tissue Paper – Paper hand towel sheets (multi-fold hand towels), Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  64. Tissue Paper – Kitchen paper towel, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  65. Paper Products in General - Newsprint, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  66. Office Paper, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  67. Paper Products in General – Thermal-sensitive paper roll for printers, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  68. Road Vehicles in General, United Kingdom, 28 September 2021
  69. Indicating and Control Devices, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  70. Adhesives – Wood adhesives: casein-based glue, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  71. Adhesives – Urea-formaldehyde thermosetting resin adhesives suitable for use on wood, wood-based substrates, or plastic laminates, Rwanda, 60 days from notification
  72. Telecommunications in General – Mobile phones, Brazil, 24 September 2021
  73. Telecommunications in General – Terminal access station, Brazil, 24 September 2021
  74. Radiocommunications, Japan, 60 days from notification
  75. Telecommunications Services. Applications, United States, 27 August 2021

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.