TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE

Thematic Session on Standards

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At the Eighth Triennial Review, Members agreed to continue to hold thematic sessions in conjunction with its regular meetings during 2019 to 2021, with a view to further deepening the Committee's exchange of experiences on specific topics, and to hold a session on standards in November 2019 with a focus on incorporating standards by reference in regulations.

Geneva, WTO Headquarters Room CRII
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Panel 1

  • Canada: Incorporation of Standards by Reference in Canada: Considerations for Trade, Mr. Stephen Head, Manager, Strategic Policy and Sector Engagement, Standards Council of Canada
    Presentation
  • China: China's experiences on mandatory standards, Mr. HU Xiongwei, Deputy Director of National Center of Standards Evaluation, State Administration for Market Regulation
    Presentation
  • European Union: Referencing standards in EU legislation, Ms Silvia Vaccaro, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
    Presentation
  • United States: ASTM International Experience with Incorporation by Reference, Mr. James Olshefsky, Director of External Relations, ASTM International
    Presentation

Panel 2

  • United States: US Regulatory Perspective on Incorporation by Reference, Ms Elise Owen, Standards Executive, US Environmental Protection Agency
    Presentation
  • Canada: The Use of Incorporation by Reference in Canadian Federal Regulations, Ms Patricia Pledge, General Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Department of Justice Canada
    Presentation
  • Australia: Australia's perspective on the best practice use of standards and risk assessments in policy and regulation, Mr. Alan McGuiness, Assistant Manager, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Presentation
  • Canada: Standards-based, risk-based rule-making: best practice from UNECE, Ms Lorenza Jachia, UNECE
    Presentation

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