Access by Topic: Standards

Relevant texts identified in the agreements of the WTO
 

1.  


General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT 1947)

Article XI* - General Elimination of Quantitative Restrictions


2.  


Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Article 3 - Harmonization

Article 5 - Assessment of Risk and Determination of the Appropriate Level - of Sanitary or Phytosanitary Protection

Article 12 - Administration

ANNEX A - DEFINITIONS

ANNEX B - TRANSPARENCY OF SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY REGULATIONS


3.  


Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

Article 1 - General Provisions

Article 2 - Preparation, Adoption and Application of Technical Regulations - by Central Government Bodies

Article 4 - Preparation, Adoption and Application - of Standards

Article 5 - Procedures for Assessment of Conformity by Central Government Bodies

Article 6 - Recognition of Conformity Assessment by Central Government Bodies

Article 9 - International and Regional Systems

Article 10 - Information About Technical Regulations, Standards and - Conformity Assessment Procedures

Article 12 - Special and Differential Treatment of Developing Country Members

ANNEX 1 - TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT

ANNEX 3 - CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE FOR THE PREPARATION, ADOPTION AND APPLICATION OF STANDARDS


4.  


Agreement on Preshipment Inspection

Article 2 - Obligations of User Members - Non-discrimination


5.  


Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

Article 6 - Serious Prejudice


6.  


Annex 1B: General Agreement on Trade in Services

Article VI - Domestic Regulation

Article VII - Recognition

Article VIII - Monopolies and Exclusive Service Suppliers

Article XVIII - Additional Commitments


7.  


Agreement on Government Procurement

Article VI - Technical Specifications


8.  


Decision on Proposed Understanding on WTO-ISO Standards Information System


9.  


Decision on Review of the ISO/IEC Information Centre Publication


10.  


Decision on Professional Services


11.  


Decision on Trade and Environment




Business Guide Chapters
 

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Mandatory and Voluntary Product Standards, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulations

The role of standards

International rules governing standards