Project Title

Transparency in COVID-19 related Emergency Measures on Product Regulations through Notifications to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 

Project Year

2020   

Project Number

CTI 02 2020S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

CTI 02 2020S 

Project Title

Transparency in COVID-19 related Emergency Measures on Product Regulations through Notifications to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2020 

Sponsoring Forum

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Topics

Trade Facilitation 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Australia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; New Zealand; Peru; Singapore; United States; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/05/2020 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

John Heaslip 

Job Title 1

Assistant Director, APEC Trade and Investment, Multilateral Economic Branch 

Organization 1

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

0407 201511 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

john.heaslip@dfat.gov.au 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

John Heaslip 

Project Cost (US$)

$0.00 

Project Summary

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade acknowledged in their May 2020 COVID-19 statement “it may be necessary for economies to implement emergency measures designed to address COVID-19 challenges. These measures should be targeted, proportionate, transparent, temporary and should not create unnecessary barriers to trade, and are consistent with WTO rules. We recognise the need to notify any such measures in line with existing WTO rules”.

In order to provide APEC members with the best information and guidance on notifying emergency measures to the WTO, as well as monitoring other members’ notification, this project includes a series of online workshops with the WTO Secretariat to provide guidance to trade and health officials on notifying measures, as well as new tools to monitor notifications. The workshops will also provide an opportunity for APEC members to share experiences and practices in their notifications and in coordination with stakeholders.

The project will cover notifications under the agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Two online two-hour workshops and guidance material will be organized in June, with further workshops a possibility depending on demand.

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