Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade


Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade - also known as the TBT Agreement is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization. It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and entered into force with the establishment of the WTO at the beginning of 1995.

The object of the TBT Agreement is "to ensure that technical negotiations and standards, as well as testing and certification procedures, do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade" [http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/ursum_e.htm#dAgreement]

ee also

World Trade Organisation

External links

*Text of the [http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/17-tbt_e.htm TBT Agreement]
*Concerted Action on Trade & Environment (CAT&E) [http://www.ictsd.org/issarea/atsd/Resources/docs/NTB.pdf Technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary standards and eco-labelling]


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