Technical barriers to trade (e.g. labelling requirements)

  • 29-Apr-2015 Congressman Peter DiFazio
    US lawmaker blasts ‘Monsanto provision’ in Fast Track legislation

    US Representative Peter DeFazio today spoke out against a provision buried in trade promotion authority legislation that could help a government or multinational corporation attack state or national laws that require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

  • 27-Feb-2015 USTR
    US-EAC Cooperation Agreement on SPS, TBT and Trade Facilitation (2015)

  • 27-Feb-2015 WSJ
    US moves toward greater trade with Africa

    Pact with Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — to be expanded to other countries later on — seen as a stepping stone to full fledged FTA

  • 24-Oct-2011 CTC
    TPP: US TBT proposal (2011)

    Citizen Trade Campaign has released this proposed text from the US on technical barriers to trade relating to medical devices and pharmaceuticals under the Trans Pacific Partnership

  • 28-Sep-2010 CTA
    Sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade in EPAs

    This paper from ICTSD sets out a common vision on issues that could constitute sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers in EPAs and investigates how abusive use of these provisions could be an obstacle to market access.

  • 16-Jun-2008 Financial Express
    Ranbaxy deal may help India’s entry into Japan

    The Daiichi Sankyo-Ranbaxy Laboratories deal has come as a shot in the arm for India’s Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement (CECA) negotiations with Japan. Indian pharma companies have been unable to break into Japan, the world’s second largest drug market, due to the country’s stringent sanitary and phytosanitary standards, technical barriers to trade (TBT) and environmental norms.

  • 1-Jan-2008 Economic Times
    FTAs and safety standards

    Unlike India, most Asean countries have a very robust regime of quality and safety standards for products imported into their markets. What that means under an India-ASEAN FTA is that Indian manufacturers, despite having lower entry tariffs into Asean, will still not be able to export their products unless they meet the strict safety and quality regulations of those countries.

  • 25-Apr-2007 FoodNavigator.com
    Malaysian trade talks stall on GM labelling

    The labelling of genetically modified (GM) goods within Malaysia has come further under the spotlight this week as the industry remains torn between its proposed bio-safety laws and free trade agreements between the US.

  • 13-Feb-2007 MCOT
    Thai shrimp exporters fear new health rules in Australia

    Thai shrimp farmers have urged the government to speed up negotiations with Australia over its proposed health and safety standard before it comes into effect on February 21.

  • 23-Dec-2006
    US-Panama bilateral agreement on SPS (2006)

  • 30-Sep-2005
    Saudi Arabia accession to WTO (2005)

    Information sheets from USTR