Requirement for verification that a given TBT requirement has been met: it could be achieved by one or combined forms of inspection and approval procedure, including procedures for sampling, testing and inspection, evaluation, verification and assurance of conformity, accreditation and approval etc.
a. Product Registration Requirement
Product registration requirement in the importing country.
b. Testing Requirement
A requirement for products to be tested against a given regulation, such as performance level: It includes sampling requirement.
c. Certification Requirement
Certification of conformity with a given regulation: required by the importing country but may be issued in the exporting or the importing country.
d. Inspection Requirement
Requirement for product inspection in the importing country: may be performed by public or private entities. It is similar to testing, but it does not include a laboratory testing.
e. Trace information requirement
The trace information requirement is the disclosure requirement of information that allows following a product through the stages of production, processing and distribution.
i. Origin of Materials and Parts
Disclosure of information on the origin of materials and parts used in the final product.
ii. Processing History
Disclosure of information on all stages of production: may include their locations, processing methods and/or equipment and materials used.
iii. Distribution and Location of Products after Delivery
Disclosure of information on when and how the goods have been distributed from the time of their delivery to distributors until they reach the final consumer.
iv. Traceability Requirements Not Elsewhere Specified
f. Conformity Assessment Related To TBT Not Elsewhere Specified