Article 2.1 Tbt Agreement

6.3 Members are encouraged to be willing, at the request of other members, to enter into negotiations for mutual recognition agreements on the results of mutual compliance assessment procedures. Members may require these agreements to meet the criteria set out in paragraph 1 and to satisfy each other`s opportunities to facilitate trade in the products concerned. 10.7 When a member has reached an agreement with another country or country on issues related to technical regulations, standards or compliance assessment procedures that could have a significant impact on trade, at least one member of the agreement informs the other members, through the secretariat, of the food products covered by the agreement and a brief description of the agreement. Concerned members are invited to consult with other members on request to conclude similar agreements or to organize their participation in these agreements. 3. Citizens of the parties to the dispute cannot be heard by a group of technical experts without the common agreement of the parties to the dispute, unless the panel considers that the need for scientific expertise cannot be met by other means. Government officials of the parties to the dispute are not allowed to sit in a panel of technical experts. Members of technical expert groups perform their individual duties and are not representatives of the government or representatives of an organization. Governments or organizations therefore do not instruct them on the issues in front of a group of technical experts. 11.8 When advising and providing technical assistance to other members covered in paragraphs 1 to 7, members prioritize the needs of the least developed countries.

. 13.2 The committee may set up working groups or other bodies that perform the functions assigned to you by the committee in accordance with the relevant provisions of this agreement. . 10.9 Communications to the Secretariat are made in English, French or Spanish. The terms of ISO/CIS 2 relate to products, processes and services. This agreement covers only technical rules, standards and compliance assessment procedures relating to products or processes and production methods. The standards set out in ISO/CIS 2 may be mandatory or voluntary. For the purposes of this agreement, standards are defined as voluntary and technical rules as mandatory documents. The standards developed by the international standardization community are based on consensus.

This agreement also includes documents that are not based on consensus. 6.4 Members are invited to authorize the participation of other members` compliance assessment agencies on their territory in their compliance assessment procedures under conditions that are no less favourable than those granted to organizations located on their territory or on the territory of another country. The central government, its departments and departments, or any agency subject to headquarters control over the activities in question. 10.2 However, where a member, for legal or administrative reasons, has set up more than one investigative body, that member provides other members with complete and clear information on the area of responsibility of each of these investigative bodies.