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WTO/TBT NOTIFICATIONS UP-DATE BULLETIN - Volume 5 Number 22, November- December 2018, 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/ARE/443#G/TBT/N/BHR/549#G/TBT/N/... GCC draft technical regulation for NON-FERMENTED SOYBEAN PRODUCTS United Arab Emirates This GSO standard is concerned with non-fermented soybean products intended for direct consumption, restaurant purposes and refill or additional processing if needed. Standard specifies the sampling, testing and labeling method, and does not include 60 days from notification
2 G/TBT/N/ARE/442 Draft of UAE Technical Regulation "Permitted Health and Nutrition Claims Made on Food and Their Conditions of Use" United Arab Emirates 1.1This standard relates to the use of nutrition and health claims in food labelling and, where required by the authorities having jurisdiction, in advertising. 1.2 This standard apply to all foods for which nutrition and health claims are made 60 days from notification


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
G/TBT/N/KEN/749 Emergency procedure guide-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 2: Oxidizers. Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/748 Whipping cream Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/747 Emergency procedure guide-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 6: Organic peroxides. Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/745 Emergency procedure guide-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 8: Gases. Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/744 Emergency procedure guide-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 4: Flammable solids. Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/743 Emergency procedure guide-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 3: Flammable liquids. Kenya The standard is intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials. It provides guidance to drivers, emergency services and others dealing with emergencies... 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/742 Emergency procedure guides-Transport (Road, Rail) Part 1. Explosives. Kenya Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; DUS DEAS 871:2015, Fish sausages – Specification; notified in G/TBT/N/UGA/527 entered into force on 6 July 2018. 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/931 Malted cereal beverages – Specificationtd> Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for malted cereal beverages 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/929 Fermented (non-alcoholic) cereal beverages — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fermented (non-alcoholic) cereal beverages 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/928 Compound microbial fertilizer — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for compound microbial fertilizers. 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/927 Organic — Inorganic compound fertilizer — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods of organic–inorganic compound fertilizers. 60 days from the date of notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/926 Blended fertilizer — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements for blended fertilizers (or physical mixtures of fertilizers) intended for use as fertilizers 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/923 Standard Test Method for Uranium in Drinking Water by High-Resolution Alpha-Liquid-Scintillation... Brazil This draft Uganda standard specifies a test method for the determination of total soluble uranium activity in drinking water in the range of 0.037 Bq/l (1 pCi/l) or greater by selective solvent extraction and high-resolution... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/924 Standard Test Method for Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water Using Headspace Sampling, First Edition. Uganda This draft Uganda standard specifies a method for the determination of most purgeable organic compounds in drinking water that boil below 200°C and are less than 2 % soluble in water. It covers the low μg/L to low mg/L concentration range. 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/954 Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Effect of Liquids, First Edition Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard covers test method for the required procedures to evaluate the comparative ability of rubber and rubber-like compositions to withstand the effect of liquids. It is designed for testing: (1) specimens of vulcanized rubber... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/957 Engine oils Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard covers the determination of the tendency of an oil to form a precipitate that can plug an oil filter. It simulates a problem that may be encountered in a new engine run for a short period of time, followed by a long period... 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/923 Standard Test Method for Uranium in Drinking Water by High-Resolution Alpha-Liquid-Scintillation... Uganda This draft Uganda standard specifies a test method for the determination of total soluble uranium activity in drinking water in the range of 0.037 Bq/l (1 pCi/l) or greater by selective solvent extraction and high-resolution 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/924 Environmental water, waste water Uganda This draft Uganda standard specifies a method for the determination of most purgeable organic compounds in drinking water that boil below 200°C and are less than 2 % soluble in water. It covers the low μg/L to low mg/L concentration range 60 days from notification


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SL NO Notification No. and Date of Issue. Product Covered Country Title Deadline for Submission of Comments
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 G/TBT/N/USA/1342 Underground storage tanks United States of America Amends rules pertaining to underground storage tanks 60 days from notification
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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 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 10

Technical committees Title of draft standard Stage Reference standard ICS classification
TC 43 Fresh broccoli- Specification 04.01 CD-K 044-2010 67.080.20
TC 43 Fresh lettuce and endives-Specification 04.01 CD -K 059-2010 67.080.01
TC 43 Fresh spinach- Specification 04.01 CD- K 067-2010 67.080.20
TC 43 Cauliflower 04.01 KS 1544: 2016 67.080
TC 43 Standard for Green/yellow/red pepper 04.01 IEC 62612:2013
TC 43 Standard for Patty pans ( yellow and Green ) 04.01 67.080.20
T C 5 Food Outlets Grading Guidelines 04.01 67.080.20
TC 10 Railway safety management- General 04.01 SADC SARA HT 89: 2017
TC 17 Technical Requirements for engineering and operational standards- Track, civil and electrical infrastructure 04.01 SADC SARA HT 91: 2017
TC 10 Railway safety management Part 4: Human factors management 04.01 SADC SARA HT 93: 2017
TC 17 Technical Requirements for engineering and operation standards- General 04.01 SADC SARA HT 90: 2017
TC 17 Technical Requirements for engineering and operational standards- Rolling Stock 04.01 SADC SARA HT 92: 2017
TC 17 Technical Requirements for engineering and operational standards- Track, civil and electrical infrastructure –Level crossing 04.01 SADC SARA HT 94: 2017
TC Water quality- Sampling- Part 1: Water quality-Sampling-Part 1: Guidance on the design of sampling programs and sampling techniques 04.01 SZNS ISO 5667-1: 2006 13.060.45
TC 7 Water quality- Sampling- Part 3: Guidance on the preservation and handling of water samples 04.01 SZNS ISO 5667-3: 2012 13.060.45
TC 7 Water quality –Sampling – Part 4: Guidance on Sampling from lakes, natural and man-made 04.01 SZNS ISO 5667-4: 2016 13.060.45
TC 7 Water quality- Sampling – Part 6: Guidance on sampling of rivers and streams 04.01 SZNS ISO 5667-6: 2014 13.060.45
TC 41 Sensory analysis- Methodology General guidance 04.01 SZNS ISO 6658: 2018 67.240
TC 17 Occupational Health and safety 04.01 ISO 45001: 2017 13.100
TC 5 Food Safety Management System- Requirements for organizations in the food chain 04.01 ISO 22000: 2018 67.020

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