The Technical Barriers to Trade
THE TBT Agreeement
TBT Agreement aims to ensure that technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures are non-discriminatory and do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade.
The TBT Agreement strongly encourages members to base their
measures on international standards as a means
to facilitate trade. Through its transparency
provisions, it also aims to create
a predictable trading environment. The
agreement still allows countries to use
different standards and different methods of
Art. 2.2 TBT Agreement
But what does Legitimate objective means?
According to art.2.2 : national security requirements; the
prevention of deceptive practices; protection of human health or
safety, animal or plant life or health, or the environment. In
assessing such risks, relevant elements of consideration are,
inter alia: available scientific and technical information, related
processing technology or intended end-uses of products.
-We also have to know that according to
the TBT Agreement,that products originating
in the territories of other Members should
not be less favorable than domestic
products, as stablished in Art.5.2.1
-Representatives from each Members of
-Two main Things
Review of specific measures
Strengthening implementation of
the TBT Agreement.