TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE: INFORMATION
TBT official documents
Work on technical regulations,
standards and conformity assessment procedures in the WTO is handled by the
TBT Committee, which reports to the Council for Trade in Goods. Discussions
are officially recorded in summary reports (minutes) of the Committee’s
meetings and in its annual reviews.
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- annually the implementation and operation of the Agreement taking into account its objectives.
- at the end of each three-year period, the operation and implementation of the Agreement, including the provisions relating to transparency, with a view to recommending an adjustment of the rights and obligations of the Agreement where necessary.
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