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Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement II), 15th April 1994 (1868 UNTS 120, LT/UR/A-1A/10), OXIO 232

World Trade Organization [WTO]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2020

Technical barriers to trade
1. The scope of application of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement II) (‘Agreement’). 2. The balance struck between trade liberalisation and regulation in the Agreement. 3. Common issues regarding: technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures; avoidance of unnecessary obstacles to trade; harmonization; equivalence and mutual recognition; and transparency—and the mechanisms by which these are achieved. 4. The principle of non-discrimination. This headnote pertains to: Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, an...
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