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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 8

Technical committees Title of draft standard Stage Reference standard ICS classification
TC 7 Drinking Water 04.01 SANS 241-1: 2015 13.060.20
TC 36 Standard on renewable power plants 04.01 NRS 097-2-1:2010 13.060.20
TC 43 Standard for Fresh oranges 04.01
TC 43 Standard for Green beans 04.01
TC 43 Standard for Fresh courgettes/marrow 04.01
TC 43 Standard for Fresh mangoes 04.01
TC 43 Standard for Fresh papaya 04.01
TC 6 Standard for HIV services 04.01
TC 33 Stand-Alone Solar PV Power Systems 04.01 AS-NZS 4509-2: 2010
TC 15 Hygienic Practice for Food for Infants and Children 04.01 CAC/RCP 2: 1979
TC 40 Standard for Formula Foods for use in Weight Control Diets 04.01 CODEX STAN 181:1991
COMESA general guidelines on claims 04.01 CAC/GL 1:1979/1991
TC 31 Recommended COMESA code of hygienic practice for fresh meat 04.01 CAC/RCP 11-1976, Rev. 1 (1993 TC 31
TC 17 Retro – reflectors (Reflex reflectors) 04.01 SANS 513: 2005 ICS 43.040.20
TC 17 Retro-reflective registration plates for motor vehicle (metal) Part 1 04.01 SANS 1116-1: 2008
TC 17 Retro-reflective registration plates for motor vehicle (metal) Part 2 04.01 SANS 1116-2: 2016
TC 17 Road vehicle – World manufacture Identifier (WMI) – code 04.01 ISO 3780: 2009 ICS 43.020
TC 17 Motor vehicle safety specification for braking (Motor and Towered vehicle designed for low speed or use off public roads). Part 1 04.01 SANS 1447: 2007 ICS 43.080.99: 53.060
TC 17 The measurements of noise emitted by road vehicle when stationery 04.01 SANS 10181: 2003 ICS 17.140.30: 43.020
TC 17 Wheel flaps 04.01 SANS 1496: 2008 ICS 43.080.10
TC 17 Rear under run protection devices 04.01 SANS 1055: 2007 ICS 43.080.10
TC 18 Data elements and interchange formats 04.01 ISO 8601: 2004 ICS 01.140.30
TC 18 Information technology - Security techniques 04.01 ISO/IEC 27002:2013 ICS 03.100.70
TC 18 Information technology - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) - Part 1: Architecture and Basic Multilingual 04.01 ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 ICS 35.040.10
TC 18 Information Technology – Metadata Registries (MDR) part 1 04.01 ISO 11179-1: 2004 ICS 35.040.50
TC 18 Information Technology – Metadata Registries (MDR) Part 2 04.01 ISO 11179-2: 2005 ICS 35.040.50
TC 18 Information and documentation - The Dublin Core metadata element set 04.01 ISO 15836:2009 ICS 35.040. 30
TC 27 Geographic information -Metadata - Part 1: Fundamentals GIF - GM 04.01 ISO 19115-1:2014 ICS 35.240.70
TC 9 TC 9 Natural rubber latex male condoms - Requirements and test methods 04.01 ISO 4074: 2015 CS 11.200
TC 10 Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements 04.01 ISO 45001
TC 23 Petroleum Jelly - Method of preparation 04.01 SANS 1755 ED 1.03: 2016
TC 20 Guidelines for the design , operation, assessment and accreditation of food import and export inspection and certification systems 04.01 CAC/GL 26-1997
TC 1 Quality Management Systems- Requirements (siSwati Version) 04.01 ISO 9001:2015 03.120.10
TC 51 Non-governmental organizations 04.01