Trade Policy at Work WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

The Specific Trade Concern Mechanism of the TBT Committee and the WTO TBT Agreement Implementation

This note analyses the TBT Committee of the WTO and Specific Trade Concern (STC) data on the TBT-IMS and other sources to investigate how WTO Members use the STC mechanism of the TBT Committee in their efforts to implement the TBT Agreement. The note investigates whether South & South East Asia countries are active in the TBT Committee and provides some recommendations for the efficient use of the STC Mechanism.