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The Telecom Initiative and WTO Non Tariff Barriers proposals Update May 2009 Per Döfnäs Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.

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1 The Telecom Initiative and WTO Non Tariff Barriers proposals Update May 2009 Per Döfnäs Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

2 Top right corner for field-mark, customer or partner logotypes. See Best practice for example. Slide title 40 pt Slide subtitle 24 pt Text 24 pt Bullets level pt © Ericsson AB 2006The Telecom Initiative and WTO Non Tariff Barriers proposals UNECE Telecom Initiative - status  There has been limited interest from Member Countries towards applying the International Model to the ICT sector  The proposed Common Regulatory Objectives under the Telecom Initiative provide practical examples of good regulatory practice  There are proposals in the WTO addressing Non Tariff Barriers for the products under the Telecom Initiative

3 Top right corner for field-mark, customer or partner logotypes. See Best practice for example. Slide title 40 pt Slide subtitle 24 pt Text 24 pt Bullets level pt © Ericsson AB 2006The Telecom Initiative and WTO Non Tariff Barriers proposals NTB proposals for ICT in WTO  NAMA “Draft Modalities for Non-Agricultural Market Access, Third Revision”, TN/MA/W/103/Rev.3 (dated 6 December 2008), Annex V “Textual NTB Proposals”, –European Communities: Proposal VI (the Telecom Initiative corresponds to conformity assessment “option a”) –United States: Proposal XI  Information Technology Agreement (ITA) –European Communities: “Review of the ITA”, G/IT/W/28 (TN/MA/W/107) (dated 15 September 2008)  The NTB part indicates a scope similar to the EC NAMA proposal (but obviously limited to “ITA- products”  There has not been any activity leading to practical work on either of these proposals

4 Top right corner for field-mark, customer or partner logotypes. See Best practice for example. Slide title 40 pt Slide subtitle 24 pt Text 24 pt Bullets level pt © Ericsson AB 2006The Telecom Initiative and WTO Non Tariff Barriers proposals Synergies between WTO NTBs and UNECE International Model  WTO Propsals –NAMA: Covering ”electronics” (EC), ”electronic goods” (US) –Electromagnetic compatibility and safety –International standards –Conformity assessment –Transparency –Establishing permanent working party/committee  UNECE Telecom Initiative –Initially 8 ICT products (covered by NAMA/ITA proposals) –Electromagnetic compatibility, safety and radio –International standards –Conformity assessment –Transparency Complementary


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