WTO Agreement on Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT)
The Agreement on Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) is one of the WTO agreements which addresses matters pertaining to trade. It seeks to ensure that technical regulations and standards, as well as testing and certification procedures, do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade. The agreement therefore encourages countries to use international standards where these are appropriate.
SIRIM Berhad was appointed by the Malaysian Government to manage the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff (GATT) (WTO/TBT) enquiry and notification functions since 1993. Since January 2002, the function is managed by the Standards Management Department, SIRIM Berhad.
For further details, please log on to: www.sirim.my/WTO/main.htm
Malaysian WTO/TBT Enquiry and Notification Point
Standards Management Department
Section 2, P.O. Box 7035
40911 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 603 - 5544 6909
Fax: 603 - 5544 6920
Posted Date: 21 Nov 2005