Tbt Agreement Text

15.4 No later than the end of the third year following the entry into force of the WTO Agreement and at the end of each three-year period therefor, the Committee shall review the operation and implementation of this Agreement, including the transparency provisions, with a view to recommending an adaptation of the rights and obligations of this Agreement in order to ensure, if necessary, a reciprocal economic advantage and a balance between rights and obligations – unbalanced – t of Article 12. Taking into account, inter alia, the experience gained in the implementation of the Agreement, the Committee shall, where appropriate, submit to the Council for Trade in Goods proposals to amend the text of this Agreement. Download the full text in: > Word format (6 pages; 104KB) > PDF format (22 pages; 117KB) 10.7 If a Member has concluded an agreement with another country or countries on matters relating to technical regulations, standards or conformity assessment procedures that may have a significant impact on trade, at least one Member of the Party shall communicate the products to other Members through the Secretariat; which are to be covered by the agreement and provides a brief description of the agreement. The Members concerned shall be invited, upon request, to enter into consultations with other Members with a view to concluding similar agreements or organising their participation in such agreements. Overview of the OBT Agreement, the FAQs, the full legal text of the Agreement and the decisions and recommendations adopted by the OBT Committee since 1 January 1995. In accordance with Art. 1, this Agreement covers all industrial and agricultural products, with the exception of services, sanitary and phytosanitary measures (as defined in the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures) and “procurement specifications developed by public authorities for the production or consumption requirements of public authorities” (Article 1.4). [2] • an introduction to WTO rules on technical barriers to trade and understanding of the TBT Agreement; • notification by members of mutual recognition events and agreements under the TBT Agreement. 10.8.1 the publication of texts that are not in the language of the member; 6.3 Members are encouraged to be prepared, at the request of other members, to enter into negotiations with a view to concluding agreements on the mutual recognition of the results of each other`s conformity assessment procedures.

Members may require that such agreements fulfil the criteria set out in paragraph 1 and satisfy each other as to their potential to facilitate trade in the products concerned. 3. Citizens of the parties to the dispute may not sit in a technical group of experts without the joint agreement of the parties to the dispute, unless, in exceptional cases, the body considers that the need for specialised scientific expertise cannot be met otherwise. . . .