New online alert system(ePing) designed to help government agencies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to keep track of the latest information on regulatory requirements for international trade
ePing, a new online alert system designed to help government agencies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to keep track of the latest information on regulatory requirements for international trade, was launched by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC). The system will enable users to stay updated with notifications affecting foreign markets and products of particular interest to them.
ePing was launched at a special meeting of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee at the WTO. The system allows access to WTO members’ notifications of TBT and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. It also facilitates dialogue among the public and private sector in addressing potential trade problems at an early stage. Arancha Gonzalez, ITC Executive Director, added that, by using information technology, ePing will help SMEs comply with product regulations in foreign markets and thereby reduce obstacles to trade.
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