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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization-Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Latest Notifications – 31 July – 06 August 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 32 notifications on Agriculture, Domestic and Commercial Equipment, Entertainment, Sports, Environment, Health Protection, Safety, Fluid Systems and Components for General Use, Food Technology, etc. from Brazil, European Union, Philippines, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, United States, and other countries.

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

  1. Pesticides and Other Agro Chemicals, European Union, 60 days from notification
  2. Pesticides and Other Agro Chemicals, Uruguay, 60 days from notification
  3. Products of the Chemical Industry, European Union, 60 days from notification
  4. Construction Materials, Mexico, 60 days from notification
  5. Domestic Electrical Appliances in General, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 60 days from notification
  6. Domestic Electrical Appliances in General, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, 60 days from notification
  7. Special Wastes, Philippines, 30 September 2021
  8. Environmental Protection, United States, 7 September 2021
  9. Environmental Protection, Vietnam, 60 days from notification
  10. Pipeline Components and Pipelines, Chile, 60 days from notification
  11. Food Products in General, European Union, 60 days from notification
  12. Processes in the Food Industry, United States, 4 October 2021
  13. Radiocommunications – Wireless access systems including radio local area networks, European Union, 60 days from notification
  14. Radiocommunications – Radio spectrum use for short-range devices, European Union, 60 days from notification
  15. Test Conditions and Procedures in General, United States, 7 September 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.