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Brief Overview on how to

Prepare Notifications

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When should you notify an SPS measure?

Members are encouraged to notify all regulations that are based on, conform to, or are substantially the same as an international standard, guideline or recommendation, if they are expected to have a significant effect on trade of other Members. (2008 Transparency Procedures)

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Who notifies?

National Notification Authority

Single central government authority responsible for the implementation of notification procedures

Only one NNA!

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When to notify and in which format?

When modifications are

still possible

(draft text)

Regular measures


Emergency measures

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  • Addendum – provides additional information or changes to an original notification

  • Corrigendum – corrects error in original notification

  • Revision – replaces an existing notification

  • Availability of Translations – share an unofficial translation of a document relating to a previously circulated notification

  • Recognition of equivalence:measure recognized, products covered (G/SPS/7/Rev3 – specific format)

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Where can I obtain the formats?

  • G/SPS/7/Rev.3

  • SPS Gateway  Member’s Transparency toolkit

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To whom should notifications be sent?

Central Registry of Notifications (CRN)

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Hands-on Exercise

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