Supporting the TBT Agreement with Good Regulatory Practices

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Supporting the TBT Agreement with Good Regulatory Practices

Publication Number

APEC#212-CT-01.6

Published Date

March 2012

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

CTI Sub-Fora & Industry Dialogues Groups, Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance(SCSC)

Accessed

100754

Pages

93

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Description

The WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) is the principal agreement establishing multilateral rules governing standards-related or technical regulation measures. To ensure that the work of the SCSC is based on current GRP, and to provide a complete user-friendly document for Member economies, this document explores the relationship between TBT obligations and current GRPs used around the world. These recommended GRPs demonstrate choices available to WTO Members for implementation of practices that support trade-friendly regulation and implementation of their WTO commitments.

Preface

Executive Summary

1. Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Reform: Convergence in Good Regulatory Practices

2. Internal Coordination of Rulemaking Activity

3. Regulatory Impact Assessment

4. Public Consultation Mechanisms

5. Implementing GRP in Support of the TBT Agreement
 
Annexes