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WTO/TBT NOTIFICATIONS UP-DATE BULLETIN SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018

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/UGA/906 Edible natural casings — Sausages — Specification Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the recommendations, requirements, test and sampling methods for Edible natural casings used in sausage production fit for the food industries and human consumption. 60 days from notification
2 G/TBT/N/UGA/909 Unsweetened condensed milk Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard prescribes the requirements for unsweetened condensed milk, intended for direct consumption or further processing. 60 days from notification
3 G/TBT/N/UGA/911 Milk fat Uganda This Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for anhydrous milk fat, anhydrous butter oil and butter oil, which are intended for further processing 60 days from notification
4 G/TBT/N/UGA/912 Whipping cream Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for Whipping cream, intended for direct human consumption or further processing. 60 days from notification
5 G/TBT/N/UGA/918 Icing sugar Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies, requirements, method of test and sampling for white powdered (icing) sugar intended for use in toppings, icings and other sugar content bakery products. 60 days from notification
6 G/TBT/N/UGA/906 Edible natural casings — Sausages Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the recommendations, requirements, test and sampling methods for Edible natural casings used in sausage production fit for the food industries and human consumption. 60 days from the date of notification
7 G/TBT/N/UGA/914 Instant tea Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements sampling and test methods for instant tea of the species Camellia sinensis (Linneaus) O. Kuntze. 60 days from the date of notification
8 G/TBT/N/UGA/915 Blended black tea Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for black tea. This standard also applies to blended black tea. It does not apply to scented or decaffeinated black tea. 60 days from the date of notification
9 G/TBT/N/UGA/527/Add.2 Fish sausages. Tanzania 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
10 G/TBT/N/UGA/529/Add.2 Frozen tuna loins. Tanzania Frozen Tuna Loins – Specification Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; Frozen Tuna Loins – Specification; notified in G/TBT/N/UGA/529 entered into force on 6 July 2018 60 days from the date of notification
11 G/TBT/N/UGA/525/Add.2 Quick frozen prawns and shrimp Kenya DUS DEAS 875:2015, Quick Frozen Prawns and Shrimp – Specification Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; DUS DEAS 875:2015 60 days from the date of notification
12 G/TBT/N/UGA/543/Add.2 Fresh avocados – Specification Kenya Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; DUS DEAS 19:2016, Fresh avocados – Specification; notified in G/TBT/N/UGA/543 entered into force on 6 July 2018 60 days from the date of notification
13 G/TBT/N/UGA/550/Add.2 Fresh mangoes Uganda Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; DUS DEAS 329:2016, Fresh mangoes – Specification; notified in G/TBT/N/UGA/550 entered into force on 6 July 2018 60 days from the date of notification
14 G/TBT/N/UGA/908 Sodium hydroxide Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard specifies a reduced silico-molybdic complex photometric method for the determination of the silica content of sodium hydroxide for industrial use. 60 days from notification
15 G/TBT/N/BRA/836 Mineral fertilizers. Brazil Technical regulation and assessment procedures establishing rules on definitions, requirements, specifications, guarantees, products, authorizations, packaging, labeling, tax documents, advertising and tolerances of fertilizers 60 days from notification
16 G/TBT/N/UGA/637/Add.2 Denatured Ethanol. Uganda DUS 1685:2017, Standard Test Method for Denatured Ethanol for Use as Cooking and Appliance Fuel Uganda would like to inform WTO Members that the draft Uganda standard; DUS 1685:2017 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/EGY/201 Water heating equipment Egypt This Draft standard specifies the requirements of energy efficiency for electric instantaneous water, that aims to conserve the electrical energy consumption and improve the environmental conditions through reducing the emission of harmful gases 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/ISR/1021 Vacuum cleaner and water-suction cleaning appliances Israel Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 900 part 2.2 dealing with vacuum cleaner and water-suction cleaning appliances. This draft standard revision adopts the International Standard IEC 60335-2-2 - Edition 6.1: 2012 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/919 Baby diapers Uganda This draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for disposable baby diapers 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/372/Rev.1 Engine Oil—Performance Uganda This Draft Uganda Standard covers classification for crankcase engine oils, for automotive type internal combustion and spark-ignition engines, two stroke and four-stroke cycle motorcycle engines that employ a crankcase scavenging system. 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/919 Baby diapers Uganda This draft Uganda Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for disposable baby diapers 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/KEN/723 All imported goods Kenya This public notice covers the process to be followed to acquire Interim Import Standardization Mark (ISM) for inspection of imported goods. 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/TZA/215 Toothpaste — Specification Tanzania This Draft East African Standard specifies the requirements, sampling and test methods for toothpaste (fluoridated and non-fluoridated) for use with a toothbrush in the cleaning of natural teeth 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/ISR/1018 Non-alcoholic drinks Israel The existing Mandatory Standard, SI 1071, dealing with non-alcoholic drinks, shall be declared voluntary 60 days from notification
G/TBT/N/UGA/913 Sterile surgical blades Uganda This Draft Uganda standard specifies the requirements, methods of test and sampling of sterile surgical blades. 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