As per the Agreement on Technical Barriers to trade, member countries can review and comment on each other's proposed regulations while the regulations are still in the draft stage and subject to revision. In this way, international transparency, international harmonization of standards, and international free trade are encouraged.
Interested stakeholders are requested to see the WTO TBT Notifications from the WTO website. The TBT Notifications may be accessed from Documents Online from WTO website http://www.wto.org . Alternatively, TBT Notifications may be accesed by clicking on the following hyperlink, http://docsonline.wto.org/gen_search.asp?searchmode=advanced. The Notifications may be examined on the following aspects:
Are these Notifications in accordance with International Standards ?
Are the requirements trade restrictive ?
Are they stricter than International Standards than necessary to meet the legitimate objectives of:
Protection of human health or safety
Protection of Animal or Plant life or health
Protection of Environment
Prevention of deceptive practices
Are these Scientifically Justified ?
Comments, if any may be forwarded to WTO TBT Enquiry Point at the following address:
International Relations & Technical Information Services Department
Bureau of Indian Standards, Manak Bhavan,
9 Bahadur Shah Marg,
New Delhi-110002 - India
Telephones: + (91 11) 232 30 342 / 232 31 082
Fax: + (91 11) 232 39 399
E-mail id: email@example.com