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ePing is a free online web service, offered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that provides private and public stakeholders with up to date information on regulations in export markets around the world, including product requirements and standards.
ePing’s email alert service allows registered users to receive SPS/TBT notifications of particular interest to them based on criteria such as products covered or export markets.
ePing aims to bridge that gap and provide timely information about changes in Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements from trading partners to producers, exporters, governments and other interested users.
ePing is of potential interest to all types of stakeholders, including government agencies, standardizing bodies, producers, exporters, importers, service providers, small and medium-size enterprises, multinationals, international organizations, research institutes, NGOs etc.

How does the WTO/TBT Enquiry Point operate?

Informs the WTO secretariat of impending implementation of new or revised technical regulations (e.g. compulsory standards)
Prepares notifications on the above
Downloads and disseminates foreign notifications to the industry
Responds to enquiries on technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures
Compiles and forwards a bi-annual work programme bulletin to ISO/IEC information centre

What is the WTO/TBT Enquiry Point?

An institution established within each member of the WTO which serves to connect members, the private sector, trade officials, standards officials, regulators and any other domestic and international stakeholders, in all matters relating to the implementation of the transparency provisions of the TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade) Agreement.

Who is the WTO/TBT Enquiry Point for Botswana?

Botswana Bureau of Standards through the Information Centre

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