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Export Alert! Service


This free web-based service provides U.S. industry with the opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their businesses. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report proposed technical regulations that may affect trade to the WTO Secretariat, who in turn distributes them to all WTO Members.

By registering for the Export Alert! service U.S. companies receive, via e-mail, notifications of drafts or changes to foreign regulations for a specific industry sector and/or country. The industry sectors are defined by the International Classification for Standards (ICS) designation developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Notifications of the proposed foreign regulation contain a description of the regulation, the country issuing the regulation, and a final date for comments. Copies of the full text are available upon request from:

National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, MS 2150
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2150
Telephone: (301) 975-4040
Fax: (301) 926-1559
E-mail: ncsci@nist.gov

If you plan to comment on the regulation, please contact NCSCI for guidance. If there is insufficient time to review and comment on the regulation, NCSCI staff will request an extension of the comment period.

Register for Export Alert! - Receive notifications of draft and changes in foreign technical regulations.

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For technical questions concerning the National Center for Standards and Certification Information, contact us:

NCSCI, Global Standards and Information Group, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 2160, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2160
Phone: (301) 975-4040, Fax: (301) 926-1559, Email: ncsci@nist.gov

Date created: October 01, 2001
Last updated: November 18, 2002

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