TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE: MEMBERS ACTIVITIES

Information on Members' Technical Assistance activities and needs

This page contains available information on Members experiences with TBT-related technical assistance. In particular, it compiles documents submitted by donor Members on their technical assistance activities, voluntary notifications of technical assistance needs submitted by developing country Members, and information on the prioritization of technical assistance requirements drawn from a survey conducted by the TBT Committee to assist developing country Members in identifying and prioritizing their needs in the TBT field.


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Angola
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Antigua and Barbuda
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Argentina
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Armenia
Armenia submitted a voluntary notification on technical assistance needs in 2006.

Australia
Australia has provided technical assistance in areas including conformity assessment, metrology, documentary standards development and accreditation. A substantial portion of Australia's TBT-related assistance is developed on a regional basis, directly supporting: ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ), APEC's trade liberalisation and facilitation agenda, and the Pacific Forum Island Countries' development of a Regional Trade Facilitation Program.

Austria

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Bangladesh
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Belgium

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Brazil
Brazil has participated as a recipient and supplier of various technical cooperation activities on issues pertaining to metrology, standardization and conformity assessment.
  • G/TBT/W/221 — Overview of Technical Cooperation Activities Regarding Metrology, Standardization and Conformity Assessment received and tendered by Brazil (1995-2003)

Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Brunei Darussalam
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Bulgaria

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Canada
Canadian governmental agencies and the Standards Council of Canada have provided technical assistance at the bilateral and regional level. Issues that have been addressed include use of electronic means for notifications, accreditation of laboratories and conformity assessment.

  • G/TBT/W/283 — Canada — Costa Rica Competiveness Development Fund Projects National Quality System of Costa Rica; Submission by Canada and Costa Rica (7 November 2007)

  • G/TBT/W/202 — Canadian Technical Assistance and Cooperation Activities in the TBT field
     

Chad
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Chile
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

China
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Colombia
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica submitted a voluntary notification of technical assistance needs in 2006.

  • G/TBT/TA-3/CRI

  • G/TBT/W/283 — Canada — Costa Rica Competiveness Development Fund Projects National Quality System of Costa Rica; Submission by Canada and Costa Rica (7 November 2007)
      

Cuba
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Cyprus

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

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Egypt
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Estonia

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The European Communities
The development co-operation cycle of the European Communities starts with a programming phase that leads to the development and adoption of multiannual (typically five year) Country and/or Regional Strategy Papers (CSPs and/or RSPs). Other components of the cycle are programme/project identification, preparation and appraisal; and implementation and evaluation of the programmes/projects. Supply of technical assistance has been offered in areas such as metrology, conformity assessment, accreditation, and quality assessment at the global, regional and national level.

  • G/TBT/W/273 — Technical Assistance Activities in the TBT field (European Commission and EU Member States funded)

  • G/TBT/W/259 — EC and EC Member State Technical Assistance Projects/Programmes in the TBT field

  • G/TBT/W/244 — EC and EC Member State Technical Assistance Projects Programmes in the TBT field

  • G/TBT/W/228 and Corr.1 — European Community TBT Related Technical Assistance to Developing Countries
      

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Finland

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France

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Germany

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Ghana
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Greece

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Guatemala
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Honduras
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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India
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Indonesia
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Ireland

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Italy

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Jamaica
Jamaica submitted a voluntary notification on technical assistance needs in 2006.

Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Japan
Japan has participated in technical assistance activities including standardization and conformity assessment. At the bilateral level modalities such as acceptance of trainees, dispatching of experts and seminars have been used. At the regional level efforts have taken place in coordination with APEC and its Members.

  • G/TBT/W/201 — Technical Assistance Activities in the TBT field: Japan (as of 11 March 2003)
     

Jordan
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Kenya
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Korea, Republic of
Korea holds an annual workshop on their national standards system and precision measurement, conducts a training program on ISO 14000 series product oriented standards and participates in projects for the promotion of conformity assessment.

  • G/TBT/W/200 — Korea's Experience of Technical Assistance in the Area of TBT

Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Kyrgyz Republic
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Latvia

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Lebanon
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Lesotho
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Lithuania

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Luxembourg

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Macao, China
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Malawi
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Malaysia
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Malta

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Mexico
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Mongolia
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Netherlands

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New Zealand
New Zealand has identified a logical sequencing for TBT-related technical assistance projects.

  • G/TBT/W/203 — Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in the TBT Field
     

Norway
Norway reported to the TBT Committee about its technical assistance programmes in Africa and Asia.

  • G/TBT/GEN/62 — Report provided by Norway at the TBT Committee Meeting of November 9-11 2007 (Agenda Item 4: Technical Cooperation)

  • G/TBT/GEN/42 — Report provided by Norway at the TBT Committee Meeting of November 9-10 2006 (Agenda Item 4: Technical Cooperation

  • G/TBT/GEN/25 — Report provided by Norway at the TBT Committee Meeting of 2 November 2005 (Agenda Item 5: Technical Cooperation)
      

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Oman
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

   

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Pakistan
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Paraguay
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Philippines
The Philippines has participated in seminars and workshops of the ISO and WTO on topics such as standardization, conformity assessment, and mutual recognition agreements. They noted that internal measures were required to compliment technical assistance received.

Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.


Poland

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Portugal

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Romania

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Saint Lucia
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Senegal
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Singapore
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

South Africa
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Spain

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Sri Lanka
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Sweden

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Switzerland
The paper describes the overall approach of Switzerland in the field of standards and technical regulations. The Swiss programme of technical cooperation in the field of standards and technical regulations aims at supporting developing countries and transition economies in effectively benefiting from market access opportunities in the world trading system by assisting them in meeting the requirements of international markets.

  • G/TBT/W/247 — Technical Cooperation Activities in the Field of Standards and Technical Regulations
      

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Thailand
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Trinidad and Tobago
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

Turkey
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Uganda
Uganda submitted a voluntary notification on technical assistance needs in 2007

Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

United Kingdom

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Uruguay
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.

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Zimbabwe
Results from the 2002 survey to assist developing country members to identify and prioritise their specific needs in the TBT field.