Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

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2021121
1300.0 SAR
StandardsInformation Centers
English
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)

Workshop Objective:

This course is designed to provide participants of member states with the necessary knowledge on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)  and (Enquiry Points)

Workshop Topics:

Topics to include:

  • Overview of WTO obligations for transparency
  • Operation of WTO TBT Notification Authority and Enquiry Point
  • How to complete a WTO TBT Notification template
  • Tools and resources for WTO TBT Enquiry Point and Notification Authority Staff
  • Standards as international trade concerns
  • Use of standards in regulation
  • Other topics

 

"Public consultation in the regulatory process"

  • Public Consultation and International Trade Commitments

Moderator:

o   United States

o   GSO/Member State

o   Q&A/Discussion

  • Public consultation and transparency in the regulatory process

Moderator:

o   United States:

o   GSO/Member State

o   Q&A/Discussion

  • Tools for Industry: TBT Notifications and Experiences of Enquiry Points in Disseminating Notifications to Domestic Stakeholders

Moderator:

o   United States

o   GSO/Member State

o   Q&A/Discussion

  • Preparing an effective comment on a technical regulation

Moderator:

o   Guidelines for industry

o   Case study of effective comments and their positive impact on market access/competitiveness

o   Q&A/Discussion

"Public Consultation and Consensus Process in Standards Development"

  • Guidelines and tools for public consultation

Moderator:

o   Public consultation in GSO/Member standards system

o   ANSI Essential Requirements and public consultation in the U.S. standards system

o   Implementation of stakeholder outreach and public consultation: perspective of a standards developer

o   Q&A/Discussion

  • Best practices for participating in public consultation

Moderator:

o   U.S.-based standards developer

o   GSO/Member State

o   Q&A/Discussion

  • Closing remarks and recommendations for the way forward

Moderated discussion with all participants to prepare recommendations for how the U.S. and GSO member countries can use public consultation to drive competitiveness

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This course is designed to provide participants of member states with the necessary knowledge on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and (Enquiry Points)