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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Latest Notifications

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 31 notifications covering various sectors such as agriculture, chemical technology, domestic and commercial equipment, electrical engineering, environment, health protection, safety, fuels, food technology, metallurgy, telecommunications, video and audio, paints, and health care technology, the respective issuing countries and the final date of comments are provided below:  


  1. Hand rolling tobacco, United Arab Emirates, 03 November 2022 

Domestic and Commercial Equipment 

  1. Children's folding chairs and stools, United States of America, 15 September 2022    
  2. Children's folding chairs, United States of America, Not Indicated 

Electrical Engineering 

  1. Glow-starters for fluorescent lamps, Thailand, Not Indicated 
  2. Electrical and electronic equipment, Ukraine, 04 October 2022 
  3. Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, Ukraine, 04 October 2022 

Energy and Heat Transfer Engineering 

  1. Systems and equipment for photovoltaic energy, Brazil, Not Indicated    

Environment. Health Protection. Safety 

  1. Massage appliances, Thailand, Not Indicated 
  2. Ceiling fan light kits, general service incandescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, ceiling fans, consumer furnaces and boilers, consumer water heaters, dishwashers, commercial clothes washers, battery chargers, and dedicated-purpose pool pumps, United States of America, Not Indicated 
  3. Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances, United States of America, Not Indicated 
  4. Portable electric spas, United States of America, Not Indicated 

Fluid Systems and Components for General Use 

  1. Air-cleaning appliances, Thailand, Not Indicated 

Food Technology 

  1. Poultry meat-mechanically separated, Egypt, Not Indicated 
  2. Chocolate and chocolate products, Egypt, 04 November 2022 
  3. Food sampling, Egypt, 04 November 2022 

Health Care Technology 

  1. Synthetic polymer microparticles, European Union, 03 November 2022 
  2. Pharmaceutical Products, El Salvador, Not Indicated 
  3. Hazardous substances: Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS), United States of America, 07 November 2022 


  1. Pig iron and spiegeleisen, Brazil, Not Indicated 

Paints and Colour Industries 

  1. Synthetic dyestuffs : direct dye, Thailand, Not Indicated    
  2. Synthetic dyestuffs : reactive dye, Thailand, Not Indicated 
  3. Synthetic dyestuffs : vat dye, Thailand, Not Indicated 
  4. Synthetic dyestuffs : sulphur dye, Thailand, Not Indicated 
  5. Synthetic dyestuffs : acid dye, Thailand, Not Indicated 

Petroleum and Related Technologies 

  1. Household pressure regulators for liquefied petroleum gas, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, 05 November 2022    
  2. Renewable fuel standard compliance, United States of America, Not Indicated 

Road Vehicles Engineering 

  1. Road wheels for motor vehicles, Brazil, Not Indicated 
  2. Low and zero emission vehicles, United States of America, 30 September 2022   

Telecommunications. Video and Audio 

  1. Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres, Brazil, Not Applicable 
  2. Radio equipment: 920MHz band active low power wireless system, Japan, Not Indicated 
  3. Digital still image video cameras and digital cameras, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, Not Indicated 

Please submit your comments to the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) thru email at and copy the DTI Export Marketing Bureau ( The BPS serves as the Philippines’ National Enquiry Point (NEP) and the National Notification Authority (NNA) for the WTO-TBT Agreement.