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United States WTO TBT Inquiry Point and Notification Authority
Welcome to the United States WTO TBT Inquiry Point and Notification Authority.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) requires all signatories to the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) to establish a National Inquiry Point and Notification Authority to gather and efficiently distribute trade-related regulatory, standards and conformity assessment information to the WTO Member community.
As the national Standards Information Center, this office serves as the US source for standards and standards-related information at home and abroad. The Center provides bibliographic information on US, foreign, regional, and international voluntary standards, mandatory government regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for nonagricultural products.
To learn more about the US WTO TBT Inquiry Point and Notification Authority please click here.
U.S. Inquiry Point Tools and Services
Accessing WTO TBT Notifications
+ Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail registration service providing U.S. entities (citizens, industries, organizations) an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations.
+ Description of Notify U.S. (links to our brochure in PDF)
+ Complete List of US Notifications submitted to the WTO
+ National District Export Council - complements the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.
+ Frequently requested standards (VPS, US Apparel regulations, and Mexican standards)