In 2020, every business – however small – needs to be digitally enabled to some extent. Whether it’s having a virtual shopfront in the form of a website and a fully functioning eCommerce solution, an automated production line, or even just email and a mobile phone, technology is an intrinsic part of the way in which we do business.
Governments establish product requirements to achieve policy objectives such as the protection of human health or the environment. The WTO SPS and TBT Agreements try to ensure that these requirements do not create unnecessary obstacles to international trade. WTO Members are required to notify other Members before adopting new measures if these are likely to affect international trade and provide an opportunity for comments. ePing enables timely access to these notifications and facilitates dialogue amongst the public and private sector in addressing potential trade problems at an early stage.