Links to Standardization Bodies and Economy's Regulatory Bodies
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As part of the SCSC's work plan to improve SME's access to Standards and Conformance Information, the hypertext links to standardization bodies and economy's regulatory bodies are provided below.
  1. WTO TBT and SPS Committees

    Under the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) and the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement), WTO members are required to establish a national enquiry point. The national enquiry point acts as a focal point where other WTO Members can request and obtain information and documentation on a Member's technical regulations, standards and test procedures, whether impending or adopted, as well as on participation in bilateral or plurilateral standard-related agreements, regional standardizing bodies and conformity assessment systems. The lists of the national enquiry points can be found in the following links
  2. WTO Notifications

    The WTO SPS and TBT Agreements also establish an obligation for WTO members to notify, under certain conditions, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures to the WTO Secretariat prior to their formal adoption and allow other Members to make comments. These notifications can be accessed and searched using the "Search for Documents" function on the WTO website at WTO Documents Online
  3. Members' Contact in Standardization Bodies

    The International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are two international standardization bodies whose members are national standardization bodies and/or other interested parties and which are listed as follows:
  4. Links to relevant regulatory bodies of member economies

    The matrix below provides links to relevant regulatory bodies on various sectors classified as a modified Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3 (SITC Rev.3 modified, one level (5 categories)) in each APEC member economies. The teal box denotes link to those agencies, if there is any.
Regulatory Bodies on Specific Sector
1. Live Animals, Food and Manufacturing Food, Beverages and Tobacco Australian Quarantine and Inspection ServiceAustralian Fisheries Management AuthorityAustralian Wine and Brandy CorporationDepartment of Health and AgeingFood Standards Australia New Zealand Office of the Gene Technology Regulator Head of Food, Safety and Quality Unit Director of Laboratory Scientific Services Director of Agriculture Department Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Live animals Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Live animals Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Food for animals Food standards (food safety), beverages and tobacco Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Wine Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Meat Law  and Livestock Fish, crustaceans, mollusks and aquatic invertebrates Ministry of Agriculture, SAG - Animal oils and fats Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation DepartmentFood and Environmental Hygiene Department Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ministry of EconomyMinistry of HealthMinistry of AgricultureMinistry of EnvironmentSociedad Mexicana de Normalización y Certificación, S.C. (NORMEX) - (private sector)Consejo para el Fomento de la Calidad de la Leche y sus Derivados, A.C. (COFOCALEC) - (private sector) NZ Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)Ministry of Health Peruvian food safety authorities - Fresh food products: National Service of Animal and Plant Health
Peruvian food safety authorities - Industrialized food products: Ministry of Health - National Directorate of Environmental Health
Peruvian food safety authorities - Hydrobiological products: Peru's Fishing Technological Institute





2. Crude materials, inedible, Minerals Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials Department of the Environment and Water Resources (fuel quality regulation) Director of Electrical Services Department Director, Petroleum Unit Minerals fuels, lubricants, gasGas for vehiclesGas for vehiclesOil-seedsWood for constructionsWood packingTextile fibres (labeling) Innovation and Technology Commission Ministry of EconomyMinistry of Communication and TransportationMinistry of Energy Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA)Department of Labour, Occupational Safety and HealthMinistry of Economic DevelopmentEnergy Safety Service
3. Chemicals and Related products, n.e.s. National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - NICNASAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityTherapeutic Goods Administration - TGA (therapeutic goods and human gene therapy)Australian Safety and Compensation Council Director of Agriculture Department Ministry of Health Plastic products  (labeling)Plastic footwear (specifications)Fertilizers"	Medicinal and pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, essential oils, toilet preparations Dangerous Chemicals (transport of these chemicals)Pesticides (Agricultural use)Application of Pesticide (domestic and sanitary use)SolventsCement Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Ministry of EconomyMinistry of Communication and TransportationMinistry of HealthMinistry of EnvironmentSociedad Mexicana de Normalización y Certificación, S.C. (NORMEX) - (private sector) Ministry of HealthEnvironmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA)Ministry for the Environment

4. Manufactured goods, Machinery and Transport Equipment Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC).Under the Department of Transport and Regional Development (vehicle design rules)Under the Department of Transport and Regional Development (vehicle design rules)Office of Transport SecurityCivil Aviation Safety Authority Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityNational Transport CommissionMinimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) (equipment regulation)Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards (WELS) Scheme (efficiency of plumbing items)Watermark (Standards Australia) (quality of water supply, sewerage, plumbing and drainage goods)Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC). Director of Land Transport Leather for protection glovesTextiles: (labeling)Rubber manufactures (for pipes)Iron pipes and Iron smelting; Cooper: terminology and alloy, specificationsSteel barsSpecial steel pipes and piecesCementAccessories of union for copper tubes for gaseous fuels (tests and samples)Copper pipes for drinking water - Requisite; copper accessories for pipesWelded copper tubes for gaseous fuelsAccessories of union for copper tubes; Copper and its alloysMachinery - Certification of Electrical ProductsMachinery - Electrical products (in general) and lightning fixturesMachinery - Products related to fuel (gas)Machinery - Central heating boilers use gaseous fuelMachinery - Mural Boilers use gaseous fuelAutomobiles: cars, buses, trucks, etcBuildings (constructions), houses (Housing Planning, Urban Development)System of water conduction and related products (sanitary services)ToysToysToysToysToysFootwear (labeling)Security Footwear (specifications) Regulation of products for medical use Road an Construction Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department Transport Department Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ministry of EconomyMinistry of Communication and TransportationMinistry of EnergySociedad Mexicana de Normalización y Certificación, S.C. (NORMEX) - (private sector)Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación, A. C. (IMNC) - (private sector)Asociación de Normalización y Certificación, A.C. (ANCE) - (private sector)Instituto Nacional de Normalización Textil, A.C. (INNTEX) - (private sector)Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de la Construcción y Edificación, S.C. (ONNCCE) - (private sector)Normalización y Certificación Electrónica, A.C. (NYCE) - (private sector)Centro de Normalización y Certificación de Productos, A.C. (CNCP) - (private sector)Cámara Nacional de la Industria del Hierro y del Acero (CANACERO) - (private sector) Ministry of Consumer AffairsCommerce Commission of New ZealandDepartment of Labour, Occupational Safety and HealthMinistry of Economic DevelopmentEnergy Safety ServiceDepartment of Building and HousingMinistry of TransportLand Transport New ZealandEnergy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)Maritime New ZealandCivil Aviation Authority Peruvian Technical Regulations



5. Commodities and Transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety AgencyAustralian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Innovation and Technology Commission Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Ministry of EconomyMinistry of Communication and TransportationMinistry of EnergyMinistry of AgricultureMinistry of EnvironmentMinistry of InteriorMinistry of HealthMinistry of Employment and PreventionMinistry of TourismMinistry of Public SecurityMinistry of Social DevelopmentSociedad Mexicana de Normalización y Certificación, S.C. (NORMEX) - (private sector)Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación, A. C. (IMNC) - (private sector)Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de la Construcción y Edificación, S.C. (ONNCCE) - (private sector) Trade Authorities - Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism
6. Others National Measurement Institute (NMI), responsible for scientific & legal metrologyNational Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), the peak laboratory accreditation authority.Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New ZealandStandards Australia - the peak non-government standards development body.General Information - Australian Customs Service Information on prohibited and restricted importsInformation on importing and exportingCommerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905 Director of Information Technology and State Store Head, Construction Planning and Research Unit Director General of Medical Services Director of Laboratory Scientific Services Director of Environment, Parks and Recreation Director General of Economic Planning and Development Department Chairman of National Road Safety Council Director General of Health Services Commissioner of Labour Chilean Technical Regulations and conformity assessment procedures (mandatory)Chilean Standards (voluntary): (the standards are in sale)Instituto Nacional De Normalizacion Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) Peruvian Standards Body - Standardization and Surveillance of Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade Commission / National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of Peru (INDECOPI)
Accreditation National Service
Customs Authorities - Peruvian Customs provides information (tariffs and non tariffs) to access Peruvian market for all goods classified by national subheadings



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