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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Latest Notifications – 23-29 April 2022

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 twenty-one (21) notifications on agriculture, chemical technology, domestic and commercial equipment, electronics, environment, health protection, safety, fuels, and health care technology from the issuing countries listed below: 

 

Agriculture 

 

  1. Tobacco-free nicotine products, Sweden, 25 June 2022 

  2. Tobacco-free nicotine products, Sweden, 25 June 2022 

  3. Tobacco-free nicotine products, Sweden, 25 June 2022 

 

Chemical Technology 

 

  1. Cosmetics (ICS code(s): 71.100.70), China, 25 June 2022 

  2. Cosmetics (ICS code(s): 71.100.70), China, 25 June 2022 

  3. Hygiene products, Republic of Korea, 26 June 2022 

  4. Consumer chemical products subject to safety confirmation and biocidal products, Republic of Korea, 8 June 2022 

 

Domestic and Commercial Equipment 

 

  1. Consumer pool heaters; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Domestic commercial and industrial heating appliances (ICS code(s): 97.100), United States of America, 14 June 2022 

 

Electronics 

 

  1. Mechanical structures for electronic equipment (ICS code(s): 31.240), United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2022 

  2. Mechanical structures for electronic equipment (ICS code(s): 31.240), United Arab Emirates, 26 June 2022 

  3. Mechanical structures for electronic equipment (ICS code(s): 31.240), United Arab Emirates, 26 June 2022 

 

Environment, Health Protection, Safety 

 

  1. Personal protective equipment, Russia, 30 June 2022 

  2. Air emission sources; Quality Environmental protection; Air quality; Test conditions and procedures in general, United States of America, 27 June 2022 

  3. Volatile Organic Compounds—Exclusion of (2E)-1, 1, 1, 4, 4, 4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (HFO-1336mzz(E)); Environmental protection, United States of America, 27 June 2022 

 

Food Technology 

 

  1. Animal produce in general (ICS code(s): 67.120.01), United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2022 

  2. Prepackaged processed food products, Philippines, 25 June 2022 

  3. Processed food and other food products, Philippines, 26 June 2022 

  4. Pasta, Turkey, 1 June 2022 

 

Fuels 

 

  1. Renewable fuels, biofuels; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Fuels (ICS code(s): 75.160), United States of America, 18 May 2022 

 

Health Care Technology 

 

  1. Pharmaceutical Products (HS code(s): 30), Japan, 27 May 2022 

  2. Pharmaceutical (ICS code(s): 11.120); Drug products under Maximum Retail Price (MRP), Philippines, 6 May 2022 

 

Please take note of the deadlines for comment. 

 

Kindly email your comments to the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) via bps@dti.gov.ph, copy the Export Marketing Bureau (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.