technical barriers to trade
TBT@40 Dialogue Series
The WTO TBT Agreement originated from the GATT "Standards Code", which entered into force 40 years ago. To mark this anniversary, the WTO's Trade and Environment Division is organizingáseries of dialogues on TBT-related topics.
The first in this series is the virtual launch of the recently published book "Transparency in the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements – The real Jewel in the Crown", written by Marianna Karttunen
- Book Launch: Transparency in the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements - 19 June 2020
The second looked at how Members use the TBT Committee to raise and discuss "Specific Trade Concerns" (STCs) with respect to each other's regulatory measures
- WTO TBT Committee and regulatory measures: prevention, not litigation - 2 September 2020
The third in this series will look at whether, 20 years on, the "Six Principles" remain fit for purpose in a world of rapid change. Speakers will survey the legacy and look to the future.
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