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WTO/TBT NOTIFICATIONS UP-DATE BULLETIN - Volume 5 Number 24, March- April 2019, Issued Bimonthly

Dear Stakeholders, 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; 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/KEN/796 Cheese — Specification Part 2: Cheddar Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for cheddar cheese intended for direct consumption and/ or for further processing 60 days from notification
2 G/TBT/N/KEN/797 DKS 28-3:2019 Cheese — Specification Part 3: Gouda Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and methods of test for gouda cheese intended for direct consumption and/ or for further processing 60 days from notification
3 G/TBT/N/KEN/798 Cheese — Specification Part 4: Tilsiter/Tilster Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for tilster cheese intended for direct consumption and/ or for further processing in conformity with the description in Section 3 of this Standard. 60 days from notification
4 G/TBT/N/KEN/799 This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for processed cheese intended for direct consumption Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for processed cheese intended for direct consumption 60 days from notification
5 G/TBT/N/KEN/801 G/TBT/N/KEN/801 Camembert Cheese — Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for camembert cheese intended for direct consumption or for further processing, in conformity with the description in Clause 3 of this standard 60 days from notification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for camembert cheese intended for direct consumption or for further processing, in conformity with the description in Clause 3 of this standard 60 days from notification
6 G/TBT/N/KEN/803 DKS 2850:2019 Cheeses in brine – Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the general requirements and methods of sampling and test for all cheeses in brine intended for direct consumption and/ or for further processing 60 days from notification
7 G/TBT/N/MWI/24 G/TBT/N/MWI/24 DMS 199-3:2018,Sausages – Specification Part 3: Fish sausages Malawi This draft standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fish sausages intended for human consumption or as an ingredient in other foods. 60 days from notification Malawi This draft standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fish sausages intended for human consumption or as an ingredient in other foods. 60 days from notification
8 G/TBT/N/MWI/28 DMS 837:2018, Quick frozen fish fillets – Specification Malawi This draft standard specifies applies to quick frozen fillets of fish as defined below and offered for direct consumption without further processing. It does not apply to products indicated as intended for further processing or for other 60 days from notification
9 G/TBT/N/MWI/29 9. G/TBT/N/MWI/29 DMS 770:2018, Fresh and chilled fish – Specification Malawi This draft standard applies to fresh and chilled fish as defined and offered for direct consumption without further processing. It does not apply to products indicated as intended for further processing or for other industrial use. 60 days from notification Malawi This draft standard applies to fresh and chilled fish as defined and offered for direct consumption without further processing. It does not apply to products indicated as intended for further processing or for other industrial use. 60 days from notification
10 G/TBT/N/MWI/31 DMS 116:2018, Salted fish and dried salted fish – Specification Malawi 10. G/TBT/N/MWI/31 DMS 116:2018, Salted fish and dried salted fish – Specification Malawi This draft standard applies to salted fish and dried salted fish which has been fully saturated with salt (heavily salted) or to salted fish which has been preserved by partial saturation to a salt content not less than 12 % by weight of the salted
11 G/TBT/N/MWI/32 G/TBT/N/MWI/32 Tomato concentrates (tomato puree and paste) - Specification, Second edition Malawi This draft Malawi standard prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for processed tomato concentrates offered for direct consumption including for catering purposes or for repacking if required Malawi This draft Malawi standard prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for processed tomato concentrates offered for direct consumption including for catering purposes or for repacking if required
12 G/TBT/N/MWI/34 DMS 28:2018 Preserved tomatoes - Specification Malawi G/TBT/N/MWI/34 DMS 28:2018 Preserved tomatoes - Specification Malawi This draft Malawi standard prescribes requirements and methods of sampling and test for preserved tomatoes offered for direct consumption, including for catering purposes or for repacking if required
13 G/TBT/N/KEN/790 DKS 998:2019 Chocolates - specification Kenya G/TBT/N/KEN/790 DKS 998:2019 Chocolates - specification Kenya This Draft Kenya Standard specifies the requirements and method of test for the various types and forms of chocolates processed for human consumption
14 G/TBT/N/KEN/791 DKS 2862-2018 Cocoa butter — Specification Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for cocoa butter used as ingredient in the manufacture of chocolate and chocolate products.
15 G/TBT/N/KEN/792 DKS 436-2: 2019 Cocoa Powder - Specification Cocoa-sugar mixtures Kenya This Kenya Standard specifies requirements and test methods for cocoa-sugar mixtures intended for human consumption.
16 G/TBT/N/KEN/787 DKS 2861:2018 Production and handling of sweet potato- code of practice Kenya This Kenya Code of practice provides recommended Good Agricultural Practices for the production, post-harvest handling, storage, packaging and transportation of fresh sweetpotatoes ( Ipomea batatas ), intended for human consumption.
17 G/TBT/N/KEN/788 DKS 2860:2018 Sweet potato puree – Specification Kenya This Kenya standard specifies the quality and safety requirements, methods of sampling and test for sweet potato puree obtained from sweet potato ( Ipomea batatas) intended for human consumption.
18 G/TBT/N/KEN/789 DKS 2859:2018 Sweet potato Bread – Specification Kenya This Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for Sweet potato bread obtained from the processing of sweet potato (ipomea batatas) intended for human consumption.
19 G/TBT/N/UGA/1025 DUS DEAS 948:2019, Fruit drinks — Specification, First Edition Uganda This draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for fruit drinks either as ready to drink or dillutables containing fruit juice. This standard does not apply to the following categories of products for which...
20 G/TBT/N/UGA/1024 DUS DEAS 947:2019, Jams, jellies and marmalades — Specification, First Edition Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test of jams, jellies and marmalades intended for direct human consumption
21 G/TBT/N/UGA/1023 DUS DEAS 946:2019, Dried mango — Specification, Third Edition Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for dried mangoes from Mangifera indica intended for direct human consumption or for other use in the food industry Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for dried mangoes from Mangifera indica intended for direct human consumption or for other use in the food industry
22 G/TBT/N/UGA/1022 DUS DEAS 945:2019, Pickles — Specification, First Edition Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and test for pickles intended for human consumption
23 G/TBT/N/UGA/1021 DUS DEAS 77-1:2019, Fruit juices and nectars – Specification, First Edition. Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fruit juices, nectars, concentrated fruit juices, Fruit juice from concentrate, Water extracted fruit juice, dehydrated fruit juice, powdered fruit juice, Fruit...
24 G/TBT/N/SVN/107 The specification for "selected quality" scheme - fruit and fruit products Uganda The specification prescribes additional requirements for fruit and processed fruit, which relate to the production methods and to the quality of the fruit. The specification specifies methods of fruit production that meets a number of additional...


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
G/TBT/N/ISR/1033 SI 1343 - Paints and varnishes - General requirements Israel Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 1343, dealing with the general requirements for paints and varnishes. The major differences between the old version and this new revised draft standard are as follow: Applies also to paints and varnishes... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/1020 DUS 2121:2019, Dark sweet and Black strap molasses — Specification, First Edition. Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, test and sampling methods for Dark sweet and Black strap molasses intended for direct human consumption 60 days from notification


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
1 G/TBT/N/KWT/460 Safety of transportable motor-operated electric tools - Part 2: Particular requirements for circular saws Kuwait Applies to transportable circular saws intended for cutting wood and similar materials with a blade diameter not exceeding 260 mm 60 days from notification
2 G/TBT/N/KWT/461 Safety of transportable motor-operated electric tools - Part 1: General requirements Kuwait Deals with general safety requirements of transportable motor-operated electric tools. It applies in conjunction with a part 2 for a particular type of tool. Examples of these tools are circular saws, band saws, planers, thicknessers, radial arm... 60 days from notification
3 G/TBT/N/KWT/462 Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements Kuwait Is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V. Also applicable are components and subassemblies intended... 60 days from notification
4 G/TBT/N/KWT/463 Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations - Part 2 Kuwait Gives additional requirements for single- and two-pole circuit-breakers which, in addition to the above characteristics, are suitable for operation with direct current, and have a rated DC voltage not exceeding 220 V for single-pole and 440 V for... 60 days from notification
5 G/TBT/N/KWT/464 Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations - Kuwait Applies to a.c. air-break circuit-breakers for operation at 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz, having a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V (between phases), a rated current not exceeding 125 A and a rated short-circuit capacity not exceeding 25 000 A. This... 60 days from notification
6 G/TBT/N/KWT/465 Miscellaneous lampholders - Part 1: General requirements and tests Kuwait, the State of Applies to lampholders of miscellaneous types intended for building-in (to be used with general purpose light sources, projection lamps, floodlighting lamps and street-lighting lamps with caps as listed in Annex A) and the methods of test to be used 60 days from notification Kuwait Applies to lampholders of miscellaneous types intended for building-in (to be used with general purpose light sources, projection lamps, floodlighting lamps and street-lighting lamps with caps as listed in Annex A) and the methods of test to be used 60 days from notification
7 G/TBT/N/KWT/466 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 1: General requirements Kuwait Deals with the safety of hand-held motor-operated or magnetically driven electric tools, the rated voltage of the tools being not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 440 V for three-phase a.c. tools. This standard deals with the... 60 days from notification
8 G/TBT/N/KWT/467 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests Kuwait Specifies general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction,... 60 days from notification
9 G/TBT/N/KWT/469 Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 1: General requirements and tests Kuwait Contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is not an official document, it is available in English only and provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between the official... 60 days from notification
10 G/TBT/N/KWT/470 Powertrack systems - Part 1: General requirements Kuwait Specifies general requirements and tests for powertrack (PT) systems with a rated voltage not exceeding 277 V a.c. single phase, or 480 V a.c. two or three phase 50 Hz/60 Hz with a rated current not exceeding 63 A. These systems are used for... 60 days from notification
11 G/TBT/N/KWT/451 Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 1: General requirements Kuwait Applies to electronic apparatus designed to be fed from the mains, from a supply apparatus, from batteries or from remote power feeding and intended for reception, generation, recording or reproduction of audio, video and associated signals. It also 60 days from notification
12 G/TBT/N/KWT/452 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1 - General Requirements Kuwait It deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied... 60 days from notification
13 G/TBT/N/KWT/453 Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 4: Switched socket-outlets and connectors with or... Kuwait Applies to self-contained products that combine within a single enclosure, a socket-outlet or connector according to IEC 60309-1 or IEC 60309-2 and a switching device, with a rated operating voltage not exceeding 1 000 V d.c. or a.c. and 500 Hz, and... 60 days from notification
14 G/TBT/N/KWT/454 Switches for appliances - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for cord switches Kenya Applies to cord switches (mechanical or electronic) for appliances actuated by hand, by foot or by other human activity, to operate or control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not 60 days from notification
15 G/TBT/N/KWT/455 Powertrack systems - Part 21: Particular requirements for powertrack systems intended for wall and ceiling mounting Kenya Specifies the particular requirements and tests for PT systems intended for mounting on walls and/or ceiling. They may be installed flush or semi-flush, surface mounted, suspended or spaced away from the surface using fixing devices. This second... 60 days from notification
16 G/TBT/N/KWT/456 LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications Kuwait Specifies general and safety requirements for light-emitting diode (LED) modules 60 days from notification
17 G/TBT/N/KWT/457 Arc welding equipment - Part 6: Limited duty equipment Kuwait Specifies safety and performance requirements applicable to limited duty arc welding and cutting power sources and auxiliaries designed for use by laymen. Electrically powered equipment is intended to be connected to the single phase public... 60 days from notification
18 G/TBT/N/KWT/458 Rotating electrical machines - Part 1: Rating and performance Kuwait Applicable to all rotating electrical machines except those covered by other IEC standards, for example, IEC 60349. Machines within the scope of this document may also be subject to superseding, modifying or additional requirements in other... 60 days from notification



SERVICES AND GENERALCONSUMER PRODUCTS

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
G/TBT/N/UGA/966 Furniture — Dining Tables — Specification Uganda This Final Draft Uganda Standard covers requirements for materials, sizes and functional dimensions of all types of dining tables 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/967 Library furniture and fittings — Part 1: Timber — Specification, Uganda This Final Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements for the following items of wooden furniture meant for use in a library: unit book rack; bay guide holder; book trolley; catalogue cards tray and cabinet; catalogue cards box; catalogue cards 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/968 Library furniture and fittings — Part 2: Steel — Specification, Uganda This Final Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements for the following items of steel furniture and fittings meant for use in a library: book racks; book trolley; book ends; catalogue cards tray; card index cabinets; catalogue cards work tray;... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/934 Bedsheets and pillowcases — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements for flat bed sheets and pillowcases made from woven cotton or polyester fabrics or their blends meant for household purposes. The standard is not applicable to similar products used in institutions 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/933 The labelling and marking of textiles and household textile articles Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard makes recommendations for direct marking on textile piece-goods of information that facilitates their correct invoicing and use subsequent to their manufacture. It also specifies alternative methods for designating the... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/932 National flag of Uganda — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard prescribes requirements for the materials, design and make of two types (internal and external) of the National Flag of the Republic of Uganda 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/EU/611 Household dishwashers Uganda This draft Commission Regulation applies to household dishwashers (including built-in household dishwashers and electric mains-operated household dishwashers that can also be powered by batteries) to be placed on the EU market. 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/966 Dining tables Uganda This Final Draft Uganda Standard covers requirements for materials, sizes and functional dimensions of all types of dining tables 60 days from notification



THE SWASA TECHNICAL STANDARDS WORK PROGRAMME: NATIONAL STANDARDS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

STANDARDS WORK PROGRAMME 11

Technical committees Title of draft standard Stage Reference standard ICS classification
TC 5 Standard for general principles of food hygiene 04.00 CAC/RCP 1961-2003
TC 5 Code of hygiene practice for transport of food in bulk and semi- Packed Food 04.00 CAC/RCP 47-2001
TC 41 Foodstuffs- Determination of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 in cereals, nuts and derived product- products- High performance liquid chromatographic method 04.00 ISO 1050: 2003 67.060
TC 16 SZNS SANS 1678: 2010 Sterilized milk 04.00 Review 67.100.10
TC 16 SZNS 034: 2014 Raw cow’s Milk 04.00 Review 67.100
TC 16 SZNS SANS 1679: 2010 Pasteurised milk 04.00 Review 67.100.10
TC 5 SZNS 025: 2014 Poultry abattoirs- Hygiene Requirements 04.00 Review 43.060.40
TC 5 SZNS CAC/GL 22: 1997 Guidelines for the design of control measures for street vended foods 04.00 Review 67.020
TC 5 SZNS CODEXSTAN 1 Labelling and packaging of pre-packaged foods 04.00 Review 55.020
TC 17 Load securement on vehicles Part 1: General Requirements 04.00 SANS 10187-1: 2009
TC 17 Load securement Part 2: General Freight 04.00 SANS 10187-2: 2013
TC 17 Load securement on vehicles Par 3: Metal loads 04.00 SANS 10187-3: 2013
TC 17 Motor Vehicle tyres and rims and loads Part 1: General 04.00 SADC SARA HT 94: 2017
TC 17 Motor vehicles tyres and rims and loads Part 2: Passenger car tyres 04.00 SANS 1550: 2018
TC 17 Motor vehicles tyres and rims and loads Part 3: Commercial vehicles 04.00 SANS 1550: 2017
TC 17 SZNS 007: 2011 Testing of motor vehicles 04.00 Review 43.020
TC 7 Application of SANS 241-1: 2015 04.00 SANS 241-2: 2015 Application of SANS 241-1: 2015 13.060.60
TC 6 SZNS 051: 2017 HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support- Requirements 04.00 Amendment 11.020
TC 43 Dry Beans and Pulses- Specification and grading 04.00 EAS 46: 2010 67.060
TC 8 SZNS SANS 1657: 2009 Bottled water of subterranean origin 04.00 Review 13.060.20
TC 37 Energy Management 04.00 Review 27.010
TC 21 Laundry Processes Management 04.00 SANS 10146: 2012 03.080.30

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