National Enquiry Point for WTO/TBT
National Coordination Commiittee on TBT
The Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) working under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan is the National Standards Body (NSB) for Pakistan established under PSQCA Act 1996. PSQCA is a member of International Standardization Bodies i.e. ISO, IEC & OIML and has signed MoUs with NSBs of other country to facilitate the trade through standardization and conformity assessment.
PSQCA has been designated as the WTO-TBT National Enquiry Point on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) of Pakistan under the TBT Agreement (Article 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3) and established WTO-TBT National Enquiry Point at PSQCA Head Office, Karachi to facilitate the exporters/traders/manufacturers in the country or any WTO member countries. This enquiry point is responsible to disseminate information on TBT-Notifications, deals with queries regarding Standards, Technical Regulations and Conformity Assessment Procedures.
In pursuance of above and intensification the functions of enquiry point as recommended in WTO-TBT National Enquiry Point Action Plan 2011 of Dr. Anwar-El-Taweel, UNIDO/TRTA, the Authority has decided to constitute a “National Coordination Committee (NCC)” to develop good relationship among the Pakistani Regulators for the development of Technical Regulations keeping in view of avoidance of duplication of work and conflict of interest. The ultimate objectives are to enable the local enterprises to overcome Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) and increase their share in export globally.
Keeping in view of above, NCC-TBT has been development consisting on Government Regulatory Agencies to achieve the objectives..