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angle-left ADVISORY: World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Latest Notifications 10 July 2023

Philippine exporters and relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to review and comment on the listed proposed technical regulations that may affect our exports to the issuing economies.   

The latest bulletin lists a total of 31 notifications covering various sectors such as construction materials and buildings, electrical engineering, environmental protection, equipment for children, food technology, paints and color industries, paper technology, petroleum and related technologies, and plastic industries, the respective issuing economies and the final date of comments are provided below: 

Construction materials and building 

  1. Construction materials and building, Burundi, 22 August 2023 
  2. Steel filing cabinets for general office purposes, Burundi, 22 August 2023 
  3. Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, of iron or steel, Burundi, 22 August 2023 
  4. Construction products, Georgia, 19 August 2023 
  5. Ladders, scaffolding, and certain other equipment for work at height, as well as certain pressurized equipment, Sweden, 19 August 2023 

Electrical Engineering 

  1. Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits, Georgia, 19 August 2023 
  2. Low voltage switch gears and control gears – Addendum, India 
  3. Labelling requirement for light sources, Jordan, 01 August 2023 
  4. Light sources and separate control gears, Jordan, 01 August 2023 
  5. Energy labelling, Jordan, 01 August 2023 

Environmental protection 

  1. Greenhouse gas emissions, United States of America, 08 August 2023 

Equipment for children 

  1. Child use and care articles – carry cots and stands, Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  2. Child use and care articles: changing units for domestic use, Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  3. Child use and care articles: changing units for domestic use, Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  4. Safety of toys: migration of certain elements, Egypt, not indicated 
  5. Electrical self-balancing plates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 22 August 2023 
  6. Toy look-alike imitation firearms, United States of America, 22 August 2023 

Food Technology 

  1. Flavored Honey, Burundi, 22 August 2023 
  2. Industrial Honey, Burundi, 22 August 2023 
  3. Processed fruit and vegetable products in hermetically sealed packages, Canada 
  4. Synthetic resin used for apparatus, containers, and packaging, Japan, 21 August 2023 
  5. Food items, Sri Lanka, not indicated 
  6. Food Supplement, Thailand, 19 August 2023 

Paints and color industries   

  1. Paints and Varnishes : lead in paints, Ghana, 07 August 2023 

Paper Technology 

  1. Conventional writing and printing paper, Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  2. Printing paper (chromo and couche), Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  3. Special paper for drawing and printing as (whattman, fabriano or canson etc), Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  4. Bristol paper for drawing and printing, Egypt, 18 August 2023 
  5. Blotting paper, Egypt, 18 August 2023 

Petroleum and Related Technologies 

  1. Adjustment ring for tightness, Chile, 20 August 2023 

Plastic Industries 

  1. Elastomer materials for membranes intended for gas, Chile, 20 August 2023 

Please submit your comments to the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) thru email at and copy the DTI Export Marketing Bureau ( The BPS serves as the Philippines’ National Enquiry Point (NEP) and the National Notification Authority (NNA) for the WTO-TBT Agreement.