WTO-TBT Enquiry Point

WTO-TBT Enquiry Point

WTO-TBT Enquiry Point

The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce has designated Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) as the WTO-TBT Enquiry Point under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to answer all reasonable inquiries from other members and interested parties concerning standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures related to telecom sector.

As an obligation under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) of World Trade Organisation (WTO), member countries of the WTO are required to report to the WTO, all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. For India, Ministry of Commerce notifies the proposed technical regulations, Standards & Conformity Assessment Procedures to WTO, Geneva. Parties in other member countries wishing to make comments on the above notifications can obtain copies of the text from the Enquiry Point.

As an initiative to serve the national stakeholders, the WTO-TBT Enquiry point also provides the interested organizations and individuals an opportunity to review and comment on notifications of other members which can affect their trade interests, by disseminating the TBT Notifications to the national stakeholders.

As an initiative to serve the national stakeholders, the WTO-TBT Enquiry point also provides the interested organizations and individuals an opportunity to review and comment on notifications of other members which can affect their trade interests, by disseminating the TBT Notifications to the national stakeholders.

The number of the concerned TBT Notification should be stated in the request. Comments on the documents should be sent to the Enquiry Point as soon as possible preferably a fortnight before the expiry of the period of comments. The comments would be communicated to the Ministry of Commerce for onward transmission to the concerned Government.

Contact Us

For all queries related to the Telecom Sector:  Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC)
Contact Person:  DDG (TC)
Address:  Room No. 561, Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001 India.
Contact Number:  +(91)-11-23329540
Fax Number:  +(91)-11- 26884888
Website:  https://www.tec.gov.in
Email ID for TBT related queries: tbtenquirytel.tec@gov.in


Notifications from Member Countries

S.No. Notifying Member Country Notification No. Date of Notification Subject TBT Notification Regulation Comments Sought By View More
1 Israel G/TBT/N/1184 15/03/2021 Notifies easing the conformity assessment procedure for specific import products
20210430 30/04/2021
2 Vietnam G/TBT/N/VNM/187 09/03/2021 Proposed draft National technical regulation on 5G Base Station
20210430 30/04/2021
3 China G/TBT/N/CHN/1553 09/02/2021 Proposed National Standard on Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

20210401 01/04/2021
4 Vietnam G/TBT/N/VNM/186 08/02/2021 Proposed Draft Circular providing amendments for the Annexes of Circular specifying the List of products and goods with unsafe capability

20210401 01/04/2021
5 Mexico G/TBT/N/MEX/491 01/02/2021 Proposed Technical specifications concerning non-ionizing radio electric emissions of products, equipment, devices or apparatus intended for telecommunications

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6 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/688 01/02/2021 Proposed Partial Amendment of Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Law

20210310 10/03/2021
7 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/666/Add.1 14/12/2020 Partial amendment of Regulations for Radio Equipment
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8 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1103 14/12/2020 Proposed Operational Procedure for Importing Telecommunications Products

20210215 15/02/2021
9 China G/TBT/N/CHN/1521 16/11/2020 Proposed National Standard on Limits for Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Emitted by Mobile Phones

20210110 10/01/2021
10 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/627 18/11/2020 Proposed Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Canadian requirements

20210110 10/01/2021
11 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/625 18/11/2020 Proposed Procedure for the Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment

20210110 10/01/2021
12 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/623 18/11/2020 Proposed Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Testing Laboratories

20210108 08/01/2021
13 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1098 12/11/2020 Proposal for revocation and amendment of normative acts issued by the Agency

20201225 25/12/2020
14 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/610 10/31/2018 proposing to amend the Ordinance Concerning Terminal Facilities

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15 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/577 1/30/2019 Issued Interference-Causing Equipment Standard (ICES-003)

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16 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/576 1/24/2019 Issued notice on Lightning Equipment

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17 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/578 2/20/2019 Issued standard on Radio communications

19700101
18 Saudi Arabia G/TBT/N/SAU/1103 and G/TBT/N/SAU/1103/Corr.1 05/18/03/2019 Technical Specifications of the radio, digital and analog broadcasting receiver for AM/FM/T- DAB+

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19 Mexico G/TBT/N/MEX/398/Add.2 3/15/2019 Regulatory elements and the specific obligations that Telecommunications Service Providers must comply with in the marketing and/or provision of telecommunications services.


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20 Cuba G/TBT/N/CUB/20 dated 3/15/2019 Establishes Regulation on Conformity Assessment and Approval of Telecommunications/ICT Equipment


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21 Ministry of Information and Communications G/TBT/N/VNM/139 and G/TBT/N/VNM/92/Add.1 25/26/03/2019 Specifies the List of potential unsafe products and goods management responsibility


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22 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/639 11/12/2019 Partially revised regulation for radio equipment

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23 Thailand G/TBT/N/THA/564 and G/TBT/N/THA/565 12/17/2019 Proposed minimum technical requirements for radio communication equipment used in marine mobile service



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24 Mexico G/TBT/N/MEX/426/Add.1 12/16/2019 Published the answer to the comments of Draft Mexican Official Standard on mobile terminal equipment

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25 Switzerland G/TBT/N/CHE/239 9/20/2019 Notified draft revision of the ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on telecommunications installations (OOIT)



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26 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/654 3/2/2020 Proposed to introduce non-geostationary system using advanced L-band

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27 Switzerland G/TBT/N/CHE 247 5/15/2020 Proposed draft revision to the Ordinance of concerning telecommunications installations



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28 Canada G/TBT/N/CAN/612 5/18/2020 Published Radio Standard Specification concerning certification requirements for flexible use broadband equipment

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29 Korea G/TBT/N/KOR/904 7/13/2020 Proposed draft amendment of the technical regulations for the aeronautical radio equipment

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30 Mexico G/TBT/N/MEX/469 7/13/2020 Proposed draft standard concerning microwave equipment for multichannel fixed point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems

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31 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/649/Add.1 8/12/2020 Provided regulation of the partial revisions to essential standards for establishing radio stations other than broadcast stations etc
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32 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1050/Add.1 8/12/2020 Amended the date of entry into force of the General Licensing Regulation

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33 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1049 7/31/2020 Proposed draft resolution establishing the proposal for the Annual Review of Local Areas of the Fixed Switched Telephone


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34 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1052 7/31/2020 Proposed Draft of act for approval of requirements of the frequency range from 2,485 MHz to 2,495 MHz for Private Limited Service

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35 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1066 9/1/2020 Proposed Resolution which approves the allocation of certain radio frequency bands to mobile and communication services

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36 Mexico G/TBT/N/MEX/474 9/7/2020 Proposed technical specifications of the transmitting equipment intended for the specialized mobile radio communication service of fleets

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37 Switzerland G/TBT/N/CHE/248 9/16/2020 Proposed draft revision of the Ordinance on telecommunications installations

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38 Brazil G/TBT/N/BRA/1083 10/8/2020 Proposed to update SAR test procedure for telecom products

19700101 11/15/2020
39 Switzerland G/TBT/N/CHE/251 9/30/2020 Proposed Draft revision of the Ordinance on Telecommunications Installations

20201011 11/10/2020
40 Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/764 dated 28 September 2020 9/28/2020 Proposed partial amendment of Ordinance for enforcement of the radio act etc
20201105 05/11/2020