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WTO/TBT NOTIFICATIONS UP-DATE BULLETIN March-April 2018

Information on proposed standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures that could affect exports and imports is regularly transmitted to WTO Secretariat in Geneva, by governments of countries that have ratified the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. The attached list contains notifications from WTO on standards that have been proposed to be adopted as Technical Regulations. Any individual or organization with objections to the proposals should lodge written objections to WTO. To obtain further information and/or full text(s) of the notifications listed below please contact us.

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
1 G/TBT/N/UGA/817 Organic production standard Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard provides requirements for organic production. It covers plant production, animal husbandry, aquaculture, sustainable fisheries, beekeeping, the harvesting of wild products, and the processing and labelling of the products. 60 days from notification
2 G/TBT/N/UGA/827 Rice flour — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for rice flour from Oryza sativa L for human consumption. 60 days from notification
3 G/TBT/N/UGA/828 Instant cereal and cereal based flour — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for instant cereal and cereal based flour intended for human consumption. 60 days from notification
4 G/TBT/N/UGA/830 Cattle feeds — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and method of sampling and test for the cattle feeds which include feeds for calf, dairy beef and draught cattle. 60 days from notification
5 G/TBT/N/UGA/831 Compounded pig feeds — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and method of sampling and test for following feeds: pig creep feed; pig growers feed; pig finishing feed; and sow and weaner feed. 60 days from notification
6 G/TBT/N/KEN/653 Flavoured soft drinks – Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard prescribes the requirements, methods of test and methods of sampling for water based flavoured drinks. 60 days from the date of notification
7 G/TBT/N/TZA/146 Dairy goat feeds — Specification Tanzania This Draft East African Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for dairy goatfeeds. 60 days from the date of notification
8 G/TBT/N/TZA/144 Compounded poultry feeds — Specification Tanzania This East African Standard specifies the requirements for compounded poultry feeds used as a sole source of nutrients for poultry 60 days from the date of notification
9 G/TBT/TZA/143 Cattle feeds — Specification Tanzania This Draft East African Standard specifies requirements and method of sampling and test for the cattle feeds which include feeds for calf, dairy beef and draught cattle. 60 days from the date of notification
10 G/TBT/N/TZA/142 Compounded pig feedsspecification Tanzania This Draft East African Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for the following feeds: pig creep feed; pig growers feed; pig finishing feed; and sow and weaner feed. 60 days from the date of notification
11 G/TBT/N/KEN/646 Jams, Jellies and Marmalades- Specification Kenya This standard prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for jams, jellies and marmalades, as defined in Section 3 below, and offered for direct consumption, including for catering purposes or for repacking if required 60 days from the date of notification
12 G/TBT/N/KEN/647 Canned fruit cocktail — Specification Kenya This standard prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for canned fruit cocktail as defined in Section 3 below, and offered for direct consumption, including for catering purposes or for repacking if required 60 days from the date of notification
13 G/TBT/N/KEN/649 Fertilizers Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements and methods of test and sampling for dried fruits, as defined in Section 3 below and which are offered for direct consumption or further processing, including for catering purposes or for repackaging if... 60 days from the date of notification
14 G/TBT/N/KEN/650 Fruit Juice dairy blends — Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fruit juice dairy blend intended for direct human consumption either asready to drink 60 days from notification
15 G/TBT/N/KEN/651 Dehydrated vegetables- Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements and methods of test and sampling for dehydrated vegetables, as defined in Section 3 below and which are offered for direct consumption or further processing, including for catering purposes or for... 60 days from notification
16 G/TBT/N/TZA/136 Draught beer – Specification Tanzania This Tanzania Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for draught beer 60 days from notification
17 G/TBT/N/TZA/140 Durum wheat semolina – Specification Tanzania This Tanzania Standard prescribes requirements, methods of sampling and test for durum wheat semolina prepared from durum wheat (Triticum durum desf) suitable for human consumption. It does 60 days from notification
18 G/TBT/N/UGA/812 Green coffee beans — Specification Tanzania This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for wet and dry processed green coffee beans intended for human consumption. This standard applies to both Arabica (Coffea Arabia Linn), Robusta (Coffee canephora)... 60 days from notification
19 G/TBT/N/KEN/657 Milk powder – Specification Kenya The Kenya Standard prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for milk powders and cream powder intended for direct consumption or for further processing 60 days from notification


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
20 G/TBT/N/UGA/818 Fertilizer — Phosphate rock powder — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for phosphate rock fertilizers in powder form of biogenic sedimentary origin. 60 days from notification
21 G/TBT/N/UGA/819 Fertilizer — Granulated phosphate rock — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for granulated phosphate rock fertilizers. The fertilizer shall contain phosphorus as the only predominant primary plant nutrient of biogenic sedimentary origin. 60 days from notification
22 G/TBT/N/UGA/820 Fertilizer — Triple Superphosphate — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for Superphosphate (TSP) fertilizer 60 days from notification
23 G/TBT/N/UGA/821 Fertilizer — Potassium sulphate (sulphate of potash) — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for potassium sulphate (sulphate of potash) fertilizer 60 days from notification
24 G/TBT/N/UGA/822 Fertilizer — Potassium chloride (muriate of potash) — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for potassium chloride (muriate of potash) fertilizer. 60 days from notification
25 G/TBT/N/UGA/822 Fertilizer — Urea — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for urea fertilizer 60 days from notification
26 G/TBT/N/UGA/825 Fertilizer — Ammonium Sulphate (Sulphate of ammonia) — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for ammonium sulphate fertilizer 60 days from notification
27 G/TBT/N/UGA/826 Fertilizer — Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium (NPK) compound — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for NPK fertilizer (compound and blended). 60 days from notification


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
28 G/TBT/N/UGA/816 Road vehicles — Bus body design and construction — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements for bus body design and construction. This standard applies to buses with bodies designed and constructed for carriage of persons. This standard does not include provisions for persons of reduced... 60 days from notification
29 G/TBT/N/KEN/644 Maximum road speed limiters for motor vehicles─ Part 1: Performance and installation requirements Kenya This Part of this Kenya Standard specifies requirements for the performance and installation of devices designed to limit the maximum road speed of motor vehicles by control of engine power. This part of this Kenya Standard also specifies... 60 days from notification
30 G/TBT/N/KEN/645 Maximum road speed limiters for motor vehicles─ Part 2: Specification for system and component... Kenya This Part of Kenya Standard specifies requirements for the performance of systems and components designed to form part of a speed limiter intended to limit the maximum road speed of motor vehicles by control of engine power. 60 days from notification
31 G/TBT/N/USA/1341 High pressure piping systems United States of America Incorporates by reference updated national codes and engineering standards regarding high pressure steam and other heating media piping, ammonia refrigeration piping, bioprocess piping, and the welding requirements for these high pressure piping... 60 days from notification
32 G/TBT/N/USA/1342 Underground storage tanks United States of America Amends rules pertaining to underground storage tanks 60 days from notification
33 G/TBT/N/ISR/1008 Electric water heaters Israel Second amendment to the Mandatory Standard SI 69, Second amendment to the Mandatory Standard SI 69, 60 days from notification
34 G/TBT/N/ISR/1009 Electrical circuitbreakers Israel Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 60898 part 1, dealing with miniature automatic circuitbreakers for a.c. operation. This draft standard revision adopts the International Standard IEC 60898-1 - Edition 2.0: 2015-03, with a few changes that... 60 days from notification
35 G/TBT/N/USA/1344 Portable electric spas United States of America Modifies existing appliance efficiency regulations for portable electric spas. Updates the performance standard, the test procedure, and adds a labeling requirement. 60 days from notification
36 G/TBT/N/KEN/652 Specification for pvc-insulated cables for electricity supply Kenya This Kenya Standard gives requirements and dimensions for PVC-insulated cables for operation at voltage up to and including 1 900 V to armour or earth and 3 300 V between conductors. The cables have been designed for general (including underground)... 60 days from notification



SERVICES AND GENERALCONSUMERPRODUCTS

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
37 G/TBT/N/KEN/656 Disposable Nursing Pad – Specification Kenya This Kenyan Standard specifies minimum requirements for disposable nursing pads for external use 60 days from notification
38 G/TBT/N/UGA/815 Lipstick — Specification, 2nd edition. Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and methods of test for lipstick. 60 days from notification
39 G/TBT/N/KEN/643 Deodorants and antiperspirants — Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard prescribes the requirements, sampling and methods of test for deodorants and antiperspirants 60 days from notification



THE SWASA TECHNICAL STANDARDS WORK PROGRAMME: NATIONAL STANDARDS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

3rd April 2017 – 31st March 2018

STANDARDS WORK PROGRAMME 10

Technical committees Title of draft standard Stage Reference standard ICS classification
TC 36 Grid interconnection of embedded generation, pat 2- small scale embedded generation, section 1 – Utility interface 04.00 NRS 097-2-1: 2017
TC 36 Doubled capped fluorescent lamps- Performance specifications 04.00 IEC 60081: 1997
TC 36 Single capped fluorescent lamps- Performance specifications 04.00 IEC 60081: 1996
TC 36 Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services - Performance requirements 04.00 IEC 60969:2016
TC 36 Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages >50 V- Performance requirements 04.00 IEC 62612:2013
TC 36 Simplified utility connection criteria for low-voltage connected small-scale embedded (SSEG) generators 04.00 NRS 097-2-3: 2014
TC 18 Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for cyber security 04.00 SZNS ISO 27032:2012 35.040
TC 42 Standard for Bread- Specification 04.00 KS 172:2009 67.060
TC 40 Fortified sugar — Specification 04.00 ARS 863: 2014 67.180.10
TC 40 Fortified cooking oils and fats — Specification 04.00 ARS 862: 2012 67.200
TC 20 Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems —Part 1:Requirements 04.00 ISO IEC 17021-1: 2015 03.120.20
TC 20 Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems 04.00 ISO IEC 17021-2 : 2016 03.120.20
TC 20 Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of management systems Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems 04.00 ISO IEC 17021-3: 20173 03.120.20
TC 20 Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection 04.00 ISO IEC 17020: 2012 03.120.20
TC 20 Conformity assessment — General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies 04.00 ISO IEC 17011: 2017 03.120.20
TC 4 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence 04.00 ISO IEC 15189: 2012 03.120.10; 11.100.01
TC 4 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories 04.00 ISO IEC 17025: 2017 03.120.20

Published National Standards

30th June 2018

Standard for Road vehicle World manufacture Identifier (WMI) – code Standard for Motor vehicle safety Specification for braking (Motor and Towered vehicle designed for low speed or use off public roads). Part 1: low speed vehicles Standard for the measurements of noise emitted by road vehicle when stationery Standard for Rear under run protection devices
Standard for Retro – reflectors (Reflex reflectors) Standard for Retro-reflective registration plates for motor vehicle (metal) Part 1-Aluminium plates Standard for Retro-reflective registration plates for motor vehicle (metal) Part 2-Number plates
Standard for Data elements and interchange formats Standard for Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information security controls Standard for Information technology - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) - Part 1: Architecture and Basic Multilingual
Information Technology – Metadata Registries (MDR) part 1-Framework Information Technology – Metadata Registries (MDR) Part 2- Classification Information and documentation - The Dublin Core metadata element set
Geographic information -Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals GIF – GM HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services- Requirements Natural rubber latex male condoms- Requirements and test methods
Stand Alone Power Systems, Part 2: System Design Drinking water Code of hygiene practice for powdered formulae for Infants and young children
Code of Hygienic practice of meat Petroleum Jelly (petrolatum) Non-governmental organizations
Quality Management System (Siswati Version) General guideline on claims Standard for Canned Pineapples
Fresh Courgettes/ Baby marrow-Specification and grading Fresh green beans-Specification Standard for Oranges
Standard for Mangoes Standard for Papaya