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Technical Barriers to Trade

By World Trade Organization WTO
The WTO's Agreements are the legal foundation for the international trading system that is used by the bulk of the world's trading nations. This series offers a practical set of reference books on selected Agreements. This book is designed to assist public understanding of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.
This second edition reference book is fully revised and expanded to provide an overview of the background, purpose and scope of the TBT Agreement, as well as the types of measures it covers. It sets out the key principles of the Agreement, covers recent disputes brought under the TBT Agreement, describes the mandate, role and work of the TBT Committee, and considers how TBT-related matters have arisen in the Doha Round negotiations. The book contains frequently asked questions, the full TBT Agreement, decisions and recommendations by the TBT Committee, a list of observers in the TBT Committee and, an example of a notification template.

New edition. Fully revised and expanded in 2014.

The WTO’s agreements are the legal foundation for the international trading system that is used by the bulk of the world’s trading nations. This series offers a set of handy reference booklets on selected agreements. Each volume contains the text of one agreement, an explanation designed to help the user understand the text, and in some cases supplementary material. They are intended to be an authoritative aid for understanding the agreements, but because of the legal complexity of the agreements, the introductions cannot be taken as legal interpretations of the agreements.

This fully revised and expanded second edition provides an overview of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement and the types of measures it covers. It also contains the full text of the Agreement and the decisions and recommendations adopted by the TBT Committee since January 1, 1995.

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