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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Latest Notifications – 15 May 2024

Philippine exporters and relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to review and comment on the listed proposed technical regulations that may affect our exports to the issuing economies.    

The latest bulletin lists a total of 64 notifications covering various sectors such as agriculture; aircraft and space vehicle engineering; chemical technology; construction materials and buildings; domestic and commercial equipment energy and heat transfer engineering; environment health protection and safety; fluid systems and components for general use; food technology; healthcare technology; information technology; metallurgy; packaging. petroleum and related technologies, vehicles engineering, shipbuilding, and textile and leather technology. The respective issuing economies and the final date of comments are provided below:  

 

Agriculture 

  1. Protection of animals during transport, Denmark, 18 June 2024 
  2. Nicotine pouches without tobacco – Revision, Finland, 115 June 2024 
  3. Vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products, Philippines, 16 May 2024 

Aircraft and Space Vehicle Engineering 

  1. Non-volatile particulate matter from aircraft engines, United States, 24 June 2024 

Chemical Technology 

  1. Chemicals, Australia, 18 June 2024 
  2. Biocidal products, European Union, 16 June 2024 
  3. Cosmetic products – Addendum, Israel, 24 May 2024 
  4. Cosmetics, Japan, 14 June 2024 
  5. Chemicals, Vietnam, 15 June 2024 

Construction Materials and Buildings 

  1. Cement products – Corrigendum, Kingdom of Bahrain, 18 June 2024 
  2. Light pollution from luminaires and/or outdoor lighting projectors, Chile, 16 June 2024 

Domestic and Commercial Equipment 

  1. Bassinets and cradles – Revision, Unites States, 17 June 2024 
  2. Electric irons – Revision, Thailand, 25 June 2024 
  3. Residential dishwashers – Addendum, United States, 12 August 2024 
  4. Residential dishwashers – Revision, United States, 12 August 2024 
  5. Nursing pillows – Addendum, United States, 23 May 2024 
  6. Infant support cushions – Addendum, United States, 23 May 2024 
  7. Uninterruptible power supplies – Addendum, United States, deadline not indicated 

Energy and heat transfer engineering 

  1. Residential dishwashers – Revision, United States, 12 August 2024 

Environment Health Protection and Safety  

  1. Cleansing and hygiene products : tattoo inks, Republic of Korea, 17 June 2024 
  2. Cleansing and hygiene products, Republic of Korea, 17 June 2024 
  3. Bassinets and cradles – Revision, United States, 17 June 2024 
  4. Consumer furnace fans – Addendum, United States, 17 June 2024 
  5. Incineration units, emissions ; installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment – Addendum, United States, 17 June 2024 
  6. Multipollutant emissions standards for model years 2027 and later lightduty and medium-duty vehicles – Addendum, United States, 17 June 2024 
  7. Electricpowered vehicles, United States, 17 June 2024 
  8. Motor vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source, United States, 17 June 2024 
  9. Emergency Alert System (EAS) event code for the delivery of critical messages to the public over television and radio, United States, 17 June 2024 

Fluid Systems and Components for General Use 

  1. Consumer furnace fans – Addendum, United States, deadline not indicated 

Food Technology 

  1. Tea – Addendum, Argentina, 22 May 2024 
  2. Low-energy sugars : alulosa and tagatosa – Addendum, Chile, deadline not indicated 
  3. Arrow root flour, Kenya, 18 June 2024 
  4. Vinegar, Philippines, 10 June 2024 
  5. Dried figs, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2024 
  6. Cloves, whole and ground (powdered), United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2024 
  7. Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, Malaysia, 25 June 2024 
  8. Cloves, whole and ground (powdered) – Corrigendum, United Arab Emirates, deadline not indicated 
  9. Dried figs – Corrigendum, United Arab Emirates, deadline not indicated 
  10. Ornamental birds and hatching eggs – Addendum, Brazil, deadline not indicated 
  11. Products of animal origin from butchery species in accordance with religious precepts, Brazil, deadline not indicated 
  12. Drinks containers, United Kingdom, 24 June 2024 
  13. Boiled ham, superior cooked ham, tender cooked ham and poultry cooked ham – Addendum, Brazil, deadline not indicated 
  14. Plastic materials and polymeric coatings in contact with foodstuffs, Uruguay, 22 June 2024 
  15. Plastic packaging and equipment that come into contact with food, Uruguay, 22 June 2024 
  16. Food additives, Uruguay, 22 June 2024 

Healthcare Technology 

  1. Medical devices, Philippines, deadline not indicated 
  2. Human medicinal products, United Kingdom, 25 June 2024 
  3. Medicinal products, Ukraine, deadline not indicated 

Information technology 

  1. Products that have the ability to send and receive data using Internet Protocol (IP), Japan, 16 June 2024 
  2. Artificial intelligence, Kenya, 18 June 2024 
  3. Poison prevention packaging requirements – Addendum, United States, deadline not indicated 

Metallurgy 

  1. Steel and steel products, India, 18 June 2024 

Packaging 

  1. Poison prevention packaging requirements – Addendum, United States, deadline not indicated 

Petroleum and related technologies 

  1. Transport vehicles fuel economy labeling program for category M1 road transport vehicles for internal combustion engine only, Philippines, 15 June 2024 
  2. Transport vehicles fuel economy labeling program (VFELP) for compliance of vehicle manufacturer s, importers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders, Philippines, 15 June 2024 
  3. Motor vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source, United States, 17 June 2024 

Road vehicles engineering 

  1. Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, Uruguay, 14 June 2024 
  2. Multipollutant emissions standards for model years 2027 and later lightduty and medium-duty vehicles – Addendum, United States, deadline not indicated 
  3. Electric-powered vehicles, United States, 14 June 2024 
  4. Motor vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source, United States, 17 June 2024 

Shipbuilding 

  1. Foreign goods falling under the responsibility of SAG intended as supplies for vessels setting sail from national ports, Chile, 22 June 2024 

Textile and leather technology 

  1. Textile products, footwear, Ukraine, 23 June 2024 
  2. Polyolefin agricultural twines, Kenya, 18 June 2024 
  3. Treated long lasting insecticide nets, Kenya, 18 June 2018 

 

Please submit your comments to the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) thru email at bps@dti.gov.ph and copy the DTI 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.