Project Title

Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) WTO Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

CTI 01 2021T 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

CTI 01 2021T 

Project Title

Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) WTO Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

TILF Special Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

60,000 

Co-funding Amount

15,000 

Total Project Value

75,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Topics

Trade Facilitation 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

Market Access Group (MAG); Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG); Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Peru 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; China; Philippines; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/10/2021 

Expected Completion Date

30/06/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Rocio Barreda (wef 5 September 2022) 

Job Title 1

Trade Assistant 

Organization 1

Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(51-1) 5136100 Extension 1231 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

rbarreda@mincetur.gob.pe 

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

Rocio Barreda 

Project Summary

In APEC region, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) are one of the most employed Non-Tariffs Measures (NTMs). However, many of them are not properly notified to WTO. This situation disadvantages businesses, especially to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). They perceive NTMs as a source of increasing concern, since NTMs can easily turn into non-tariff barriers (NTBs). In addition, MSMEs find a lack of transparency on TBT notifications. From business perspective, TBT imposes overly strict and complicated requirements, and procedural obstacles.

In this context, a Public–Private Dialogue (PPD) is proposed on Promoting Transparency of TBT WTO Notifications at the margins of SOM1 2022.

This PPD is an essential activity for the implementation of the initiative “Promoting Transparency of TBT WTO Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information” (2020/CTI2/IS06). This PPD, based on the “Self-funded Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region”, will help to develop best practices on transparency that could complement WTO guidelines.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: There is a proliferation of NTMs worldwide, including in the Asia-Pacific region. In APEC, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), and TBT are by far the most employed NTMs. A range of these are legitimate under the terms of the WTO TBT Agreement, but many are not properly notified. According to the APEC Business Advisory Council’s (ABAC) study, Non-Tariff Barriers in Agriculture and Food Trade in APEC: Business Perspectives on Impacts and Solutions (2016), TBT measures are the most burdensomeness in comparison with other NTMs since they have the greatest negative impact in terms of time and cost. Inconsistency, lack of transparency, and sudden changes are the biggest problems highlighted by businesses, mostly regarding labelling, testing protocols and product classification. Since information on regulations affecting trade should be accessible and understandable to facilitate trade, this situation does not only increase transaction costs, but also makes it difficult for MSMEs to formulate efficient business decisions in order to export their products.

WTO Members are required to notify technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures in accordance to WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. In this regard, WTO has identified that the number of TBT notifications has been growing every year since 2015[1]. Moreover, there is an increasing number of Specific Trade Concerns (STC) related to TBT measures. As WTO TBT Enquiry Point Guide (2018) states[2], there is a correlation of 44% between TBT notifications and TBT STCs. Furthermore, according to the TBT Information Management System, the main types of concerns among Members that raised STCs in the Committee are regarding further information or clarification of a TBT measure (17.52%), unnecessary barrier to trade (15.83%) and transparency (14.74%)[3]. These figures show that, even though WTO Members are complying with notifying technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures, the completeness of information on current TBT notifications does not seem to satisfy business’ needs, and APEC economies are not strangers to this situation.

In this regard, Peru’s “Initiative on Promoting Transparency of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) World Trade Organization (WTO) Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information” (2020/CTI2/IS06) includes a Self-funded “Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region”. This Self-funded Study aims to evaluate the completeness and clearness of the information provided by APEC Members, in accordance with WTO’s TBT Guidelines on Transparency. Its scope considers a representative sample of regular and emergency notifications, and their respective addenda and corrigenda, submitted by APEC economies between 2015 and 2019. It will also include a questionnaire to evaluate private sector experiences on the matter. The Self-funded study will help to identify key items from TBT notifications that should be improved in terms of completeness and clearness and to increase understanding of private sector perceptions of the main challenges regarding the transparency of TBT notifications.

In this sense, the PPD will serve to discuss the results of the Self-funded study. These activities will be the basis for developing a set of best practices to improve the transparency and completeness of TBT notifications within APEC, to complement WTO guidelines on the matter (G/TBT/1/Rev.14).

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project seeks resources from the TILF fund, as it contributes to trade facilitation. The project is aligned with the General Principles of the Osaka Action Agenda, in particular the ones regarding Comprehensiveness, WTO-consistency and Transparency. Furthermore, it covers areas of the Osaka Action Agenda such as Non-Tariff Measures and Transparency by promoting the enhancement of the completeness and clearness of WTO’s TBT Notifications in the APEC region.

Relevance – Capacity Building: The PPD will focus on sharing and discussing the findings of the Self-funded study and to collect contributions from stakeholders, including private sector and academia. In this sense, the PPD will be a platform for APEC members to build their capacity and have a better understanding of similarities, differences and needs in order to develop a set of possible best practices to improve clarity and completeness of TBT notifications. We expect beneficiaries to disseminate their acquired knowledge within their economies and within WTO members.

It should be noted that the scope of the Initiative (2020/CTI2/IS06) does not include TBT notifications from 2020. Therefore, COVID-19 related products are not part of the analysis.



[1] I-TIP Goods: Integrated analysis and retrieval of notified non-tariff measures (http://i-tip.wto.org/goods/Default.aspx).

[2] WTO TBT Enquiry Point Guide (https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tbt_e/tbt_enquiry_point_guide_e.pdf).

[3] Technical Barriers to Trade Information Management System (http://tbtims.wto.org/).

Objectives

The project will allow APEC economies to elaborate a set of recommendations on improving the quality of information provided in TBT notifications. These recommendations could be used as best practices on transparency based on the results of the Self-funded Study.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  This project is aligned with the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 as it pursues the “importance of […] a free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent and predictable trade and investment environment”[1]. It is also aligned with the MRT’s 2020 Joint Statement and the COVID-19 Declaration in which ministers “affirm the importance of transparent and non-discriminatory, agreed upon rules in the WTO, which enhance market”[2] and to “ensure that trade and investment continue to flow in these trying times”[3]. It also responds to the 2018 Ministerial Cross Cutting Principles on NTMs, as they stated: “The processes to develop non-tariff measures should be transparent, consultative and timely, resulting in predictable, coherent, and non-discriminatory application; and information about non-tariff measures should be publicly available”[4].

Alignment – Forum: This project is aligned with CTI’s work program since it supports the multilateral trading system, by discussing and proposing an improvement of the information shared by APEC members at WTO. It also seeks to strengthen trade facilitation, since the results of the project will help reducing time and costs related to trade caused by NTBs, especially to MSMEs. In addition, the project engages the private sector by considering ABAC’s study on NTBs and their specific points of view included in the Study. Finally, this project will be the basis for developing best practices and capacity building on TBT transparency in the APEC region. Overall, the project contributes to improve the quality of information presented in WTO’s TBT notifications and thus, to enable private sector to adapt their activities to those requirements, avoid barriers generated by the lack of transparency, and increase trade.



[1] 2020/AELM/DEC/1

[2] 2020/MRT/JMS

[3] 2020/MRT/COVID-19/JMS

[4] 2018/AMM/STMT/AnxA


TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: As part of the Initiative (2020/CTI2/IS06), the Self-funded Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region will serve as a basis to develop the PPD and the Best Practice Guidelines. The results of the Self-funded Study will be the main input for the PPD which will be the space for APEC economies to discuss the findings and share their experiences on the matter. Furthermore, during the PPD, APEC economies will present their proposals on improving transparency of TBT notification based on the results of the Self-funded Study.

1) A Two-day Public–Private Dialogue: The PPD Promoting Transparency of TBT WTO Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information aims to be a space where regulators, representatives from private sector and TBT experts will discuss the results of the Self-funded Study (which is part of the initiative 2020/CTI2/IS06 that includes this PPD) and possible best practices to improve the quality of the information submitted in the TBT notifications. The PPD is expected to be held physically on the margins of SOM1 2022 (Feb 2022). The expected discussions topics, action items and tentative format of this meeting are the following:

A)    Day 1: Current Trends of Transparency on TBT Notifications in the APEC Region

Block 1: Relevance of transparency in the framework of TBT Agreement

a) TBT Agreement and the principle of transparency (45min): It is expected that a WTO/TBT expert explains Members’ rights and obligations regarding the principle of transparency on the TBT Agreement.

b) Recommendations of the WTO/TBT Committee regarding transparency (45 min): It is expected that a WTO/TBT expert explain the best practices on transparency set on the “WTO TBT Enquiry Point Guide”, utilization of E-Ping platform, and other relevant WTO documents.

c)  Transparency in APEC Member’s TBT notifications (45min): A review of the current trends on transparency among APEC Members will be presented. It should be noted that APEC data will be analyzed in an aggregate basis.

d) Panel discussion (45min): Representatives from the public and private sectors will be invited to discuss the topic of transparency on the TBT notifications in the APEC region.

Block 2: Results of the
Self-funded Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region

a)   Recap of Peru’s “Initiative on Promoting Transparency of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) World Trade Organization (WTO) Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information” (2020/CTI2/IS06) (45min): The Project Overseer will inform about the Initiative, the activities that are part of it, the development, and the possible next steps.

b) Results of the Self-funded Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region (60min): The Project Overseer will inform about the methodology, the process of collecting information and the analysis of the results.

c)   Conclusions and recommendations based on the results of the Self-funded Study (45min): A group of TBT experts and the Project Overseer will explain the conclusions derived from the Self-funded study. They will also propose a set of recommendations on transparency for further discussion.

d) Panel discussion (60min): Representatives from the public and private sectors will be invited to discuss the results, conclusions and recommendations based on the Self-funded study.

B)  Day 2: How to Improve Transparency on TBT Notifications in the APEC Region

Block 1: Experiences and lessons learned on transparency of TBT notifications

a)   Experiences from APEC economies (3 hours): Representatives from APEC economies are invited to give a presentation on the mechanisms they use to improve transparency and to promote the private sector engagement on TBT notifications.

b) Panel discussion (60min): Representatives from the public and private sectors will be invited to discuss the topic of lessons learned on transparency of TBT notifications.

Block 2: Best practices on the quality of information of TBT notifications

a)  Proposals of APEC economies on the improvement of the quality of information in TBT notifications (2 hours): Representatives from APEC economies (private and public sectors) are invited to present their proposals to improve the completeness and clearness of information in TBT notifications.

b) Draft of best practices (60min): The Project Overseer will present the draft of best practices on transparency of TBT notifications for APEC economies based on the results of the Self-funded Study and the discussions during the PPD. The floor will be open for discussion.

c) Overall discussion (60min): Representatives from the public and private sectors will be invited to discuss the results of the two-day PPD.

Documents and presentations from the workshop will be uploaded to the APEC Meeting Document Database and serve as a source of information.

It is important to notice that the PPD will be recorded, with attendees’ consent, only for notetaking purpose.

2) Best Practices Guidelines: Based on the results of the Self-funded study and the contributions collected during the PPD, a set of recommendations will be elaborated. These voluntary guidelines will be drawn from the presentations, and the recommendations derived from the discussions, as well as from the results of the post-event evaluation survey. It will serve as complementary recommendations to the work that has already being done in the framework of the TBT/WTO Committee. It will be an APEC publication which will be uploaded on the APEC website. It may also propose next steps for APEC’s work on the matter. It is expected that the number of pages will be no longer than 3.

3) Summary Report: The summary report will contain the main results of Self-funded Study on Transparency of TBT Notifications in the APEC region, a summary of the presentations of the PPD, and the results of the ex-post evaluation survey. This summary report, of approximately 10 to 30 pages, will be an APEC publication available on the APEC website.

Outcomes: 

1. The PPD will allow APEC Members to analyze and discuss the results of the Self-funded study on the status of the level of completeness and clearness of the information provided by the Members in TBT notifications. Also, it will improve the understanding of the private sector perception regarding the quality of information in TBT notifications. An ex-post survey will be carried out to measure the increase of the knowledge of the participants. It is expected that 70% of the participants achieve a high score.

2. Beneficiaries will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge on the relevance of transparency in the scope of TBT Agreement. Furthermore, they will learn from both public and private sectors the perception regarding the level of transparency in TBT notifications. An ex-post survey will be carried out to measure the increase of the knowledge of the participants. It is expected that 70% of the participants achieve a high score.

3. The best practices guidelines will comprise a set of recommendations and lessons learned, aiming to complement the guidelines enforced by the WTO/TBT Committee on transparency. It may also propose next steps for APEC’s work on the matter. It is expected that the document will have a maximum of 3 pages and a minimum of 7 recommendations.

Beneficiaries: Direct beneficiaries of the project are government officials and/or regulators who oversee the elaboration and/or submission of TBT notifications. Agencies that seldom submit TBT notifications are also included. Indirect beneficiaries will be the private sector representatives whose work is related to TBT notifications, and TBT experts.

Beneficiaries should have at least 1 year of experience on the field. Participants will be high and working level officials in their own fields who are actively involved in the TBT notification process, and high-level business representatives directly involved with complying TBT measures.

Dissemination

All the PPD’s material will be available for general electronic distribution among public officials from APEC members. The summary report, completion report, presentations and other materials will be sent to the APEC Secretariat in order to be uploaded on the APEC Project Database.

The Project Overseer will present the preliminary outcomes of the PPD at SCSC1 2022, MAG1 2022 and CTI1 2022.

Both, the Self-funded Study, and the Best Practices Guidelines will be published on the APEC website, after being endorsed by CTI. These documents will be also uploaded to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (MINCETUR) in its Spanish version. There is no intent to obtain a monetary benefit from the Summary Report.


Gender

The PO, who is female, will encourage active participation of women from the public and private sector as participants and speakers. It is expected that the number of female participants and speakers will represent at least 30%. Female officers will also integrate the PO’s support team.

The PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all (funded and self-funded) speakers and participants. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat and will serve to guide future POs on their own gender parity targets.

                  Targets

Female Participants (%)

At least 30%

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

At least 30%

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

X

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

X

4

Leadership, Voice and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology


This project is aligned with the pillar “Access to Markets” since it seeks to improve the quality of information provided by APEC economies in the TBT notifications. In that way, private sector representatives, including businesswomen, will have a better understanding of the technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures required in order to export certain products.

Also, this project is consistent with the pillar “Skills, Capacity Building, and Health” since it aims to strengthen the knowledge of private and public sector and academia regarding the relevance of transparency in the scope of TBT Agreement.

Work Plan



Time

Tasks

Deliverables

June - July 2021

Elaboration of the Project Proposal by the Project Overseer

Submission of Project Proposal for approval of TILF and BMC

September 2021

Elaborate a draft agenda

Draft agenda

October 2021

Coordinate with APEC 2022 organizers’

Logistic arrangements for the PPD

October 2021

Receive comments and inputs from co-sponsor economies and experts to the draft agenda

Circulation of the preliminary agenda

Late October 2021

Contact speakers

Invite speakers from the public sector, academia and international organizations

Early November 2021

Elaboration of the final agenda

Circulation of the final agenda

November - December 2021

In coordination with the APEC Secretariat, elaboration of the General Information document

Circulate the General Information and Nomination Form among CTI members

December 2021

Considerations to shift the physical event to virtual will be made

Circulation of notice with the responsible Program Director

January 2022

Receive nominations from APEC economies

Participant’s registration and Non-Member Participant’s approval, if required. Logistics arrangements.

February 2022 (SOM1)

PPD on Promoting Transparency of TBT WTO Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information

Hold a two-day PPD.

SOM1 2022: SCSC, MAG and CTI

Present preliminary outcomes of the PPD to SCSC, MAG and CTI members

Share the Capacity Building Workshop preliminary results with SCSC, MAG and CTI

March 2022

Draft of Best Practices Guidelines and Summary Report

Draft of Best Practices Guidelines and Summary Report

April 2022

Submit the APEC Project Monitoring Report to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

1 May 2022

Submit the final draft of the Best Practice Guidelines and the Summary Report to APEC Secretariat to review, followed by endorsement of CTI

Endorsement and publication of the Best Practice Guidelines and Summary Report on the APEC website

August 2022

Submit APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

June 2023

Participation in the Long-Term Evaluation (1 year after the Workshop) of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects.

Risks

Risk 1: Necessity to postpone the Workshop due to COVID-19.

Risk management: Coordinate closely with APEC 2022 organizers, in order to know as soon as possible potential inconveniences to carry-out the workshop and promptly inform all attendees and lecturers. If it is decided to postpone the Workshop, this will be done before October 2021. 

However, if a physical PPD is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, a fully virtual event will be carried out. 

Risk 2: Lack of confirmation or the potential cancellation of keynote speakers.

Risk management: A letter of invitation will be circulated in advance. Early identification of potential speakers should ensure quality presentations for this event. Maintaining close coordination with each one of the speakers, will allow to know in a timely manner if a speaker could not be able to attend the meeting in person, and thus, organize the logistic arrangements required to hold the lecture through videoconference. 

The role of the PO, with the collaboration of co-sponsors economies, will be particularly relevant to identify potential speakers with a significant expertise in the topics to be addressed in this Workshop. PO will engage with experts from APEC economies and from other international organizations, such as WTO, UNCTAD, OECD with the aim of identify potential speakers and to look for contributions to develop the agenda of the PPD. 

Risk 3: Participants do not have the expertise on the main topic of the PPD.

Risk management: The event general information document as well as the invitation to be circulated among CTI members will highlight specific criteria to nominate participants to the PPD. 

Risk 4: Economies not implementing the best practices guidelines from the project as they are not mandatory.

Risk management: Since these guidelines will complement the recommendations from WTO/TBT Committee, it is expected they can be easily implemented by APEC Members. 

Risk 5: Self-funded Study is not completed on time.

Risk management: In case of any delay, the PO will present the preliminary results. 

Risk 6: Participants do not complete the surveys

Risk management: Surveys will be short and direct so they will be easy to complete. The questions will be answer by checking boxes.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The PO, supported by a team, will be responsible of monitoring and evaluating the project. The PO will submit the Monitoring and Completion report accordingly with the Guidebook on APEC projects.

Outputs/ Outcomes

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Out-puts

PPD

Number of economies represented

21 economies

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Number of participants attended

·       Sex gender disaggregated

·       Travel and non-travel eligible economies disaggregated

30 participants

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Number of speakers

At least 4

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Best Practices Guidelines

Content developed and Number of recommendations included in the guidelines

At least 7 recommendations and max. 3 pages

Certification by PO

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Number of economies represented

21 economies

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Summary Report

Number of pages

At least 10 pages

Certification by PO

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Out-comes

Improving the understanding of the private sector perception regarding the quality of information in TBT notifications.

Level of understanding of the relevance and perceptions regarding transparency of TBT notifications.

70%

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

Strengthening the knowledge on the relevance of transparency in the scope of TBT Agreement

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat

1.   Implementation of best practices that complement the guidelines of WTO/TBT Committee on transparency.

Number of economies that have stated their interest to implement the best practices on transparency

5-10 economies

Survey

Through Project Completion report to Secretariat


Linkages

In line with the implementation of Osaka Action Agenda which states that “APEC economies will achieve free and open trade in the Asia‐Pacific region by ensuring the transparency of APEC economies' respective non‐tariff measures”[1], this project calls APEC members to identify best practices and capacity building opportunities to improve the quality and completeness of WTO’s TBT notifications, within the scope of the current TBT Agreement. This proposal directly contributes to CTI’s work of promoting free and open trade as it would facilitate trade and predictability of regulations for government officials and private sector. In addition, this proposal would also complement the current work made by WTO TBT Committee. Moreover, these best practices could provide valuable tools for future trade agreements and could lead to increase negotiating capacities for the FTAAP.

This project builds on “Study of APEC Economies’ Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Notifications on Quality and Completeness of Information” as it is based on a similar methodology to collect information as well as its ensuing PPD. It also complements the “Study of APEC Economies’ TBT and SPS Specific Trade Concerns: An Analysis from the APEC Cross Cutting Principles on Non-Tariff Measures” since it concluded that one of the main concerns of Members is the lack of transparency in TBT notifications.

In that sense, the project will be circulated among CTI, SCSC, MAG and SMEWG members for comments and they also will be invited to participate at the PPD. International organizations such as WTO might be also interested in collaborating with experts in the PPD.



[1] 1995/AMM/030



Sustainability

This PPD is an essential activity to implement the endorsed “Initiative on Promoting Transparency of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) World Trade Organization (WTO) Notifications: Improving Completeness and Clearness of Information” (2020/CTI2/IS06). Its main objective is to identify best practices and capacity building opportunities to improve the quality and completeness of WTO’s TBT notifications, within the scope of the current TBT Agreement. In this sense, it is expected that economies could follow these recommendations and enhance the information provided to the WTO TBT notifications.

Since the beneficiaries of the PPD will be public officials and private sector representatives involved in WTO TBT issues, as well as in transparency topics, it is important that these officials share the recommendations of the PPD with their colleagues from their own economies. In this respect, it is highly recommended that APEC participants play a key role in their regulatory agencies in order to improve the information of its future WTO TBT notifications.

Beneficiaries should have at least 1 year of experience on the field. Participants will be high and working level officials in their own fields who are actively involved in the TBT notification process, and high-level business representatives directly involved with complying TBT measures. 

After the Self-funded Study and Best Practices Guidelines are published, the knowledge acquired could be used by APEC economies to improve the quality of information submitted in TBT notifications. Moreover, the workshop would help APEC economies to prevent, as much as possible, TBT STCs on transparency, since it is one of the main concerns raised by WTO Members in the framework of the WTO/TBT Committee.  Finally, the recommendations could serve as a basis for discussion in the WTO/TBT Committee.

Project Overseers

Ms. Claudia ROSAS

Trade Assistant at the Directorate of Technical Requirements to Foreign Trade
Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
E-mail: crosas@mincetur.gob.pe

Ms. ROSAS has a Bachelor in Economics and International Business of ESAN University – Lima, Peru. She has experience in the public sector and in international consulting. Ms. ROSAS has participated in international negotiations, as well as in the implementation processes of the Chapters on SPS, TBT and Regulatory Coherence of the trade agreements to which Peru is Member. Currently, leads projects on TBT and Good Regulatory Practices in the framework of APEC. In addition, she has published studies on the transparency of Non-Tariff Measures.

Project Executives:
The management of the project will be supported by:

Mr. Marcelo VALVERDE
Trade Officer at the Directorate of Technical Requirements to Foreign Trade
Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
E-mail: mvalverde@mincetur.gob.pe

Ms. Carmen Pia ARANYA
Intern at the Directorate of Technical Requirements to Foreign Trade
Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
E-mail: caranya@mincetur.gob.pe

Mr. Walter IBARRA
Trade Officer at the APEC General Coordination at the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs
Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
E-mail: wibarra@mincetur.gob.pe

Ms. Kathya VILCHEZ
Intern at the APEC General Coordination at the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs
Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru
E-mail: kvilchez@mincetur.gob.pe

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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