WTOSlide 14 Waste Directive (WEEE) Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Hazardous Substances Directive (WEEE) Directive on the restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (HSEEE)
WTOSlide 15 Typical issues raised in the context of discussion of specific trade concerns
WTOSlide 16 More trade restrictive than necessary Discrimination Rationale (legitimate objective) Failure/Delay to notify Entry into force of the measure Failure to reply to comments Not in line with international standards Typical
WTOSlide 17 What to do if you have a specific trade concern? Request explanation / clarification from Enquiry Point Bilateral consultations Raise issue at TBT Committee meeting Request formal consultations (Dispute Settlement) (Solution)
WTOSlide 18 Request explanation / clarification from Enquiry Point Bilateral consultations Raised in TBT Committee Request formal consultations Dispute 150 (not raised formally) 1
WTOSlide 19 Specific trade concerns in the Region (potential or real)? What are the difficulties you face in using the TBT (and SPS) Committees?