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E-mail alerts from the Notify U.S. service will be discontinued by the end of this calendar year (2022). The USA TBT Inquiry Point is preparing to rely on ePing for distribution of and access to notifications made under the TBT Agreement. Current active Notify U.S. users will receive notice at least 30 days prior to the discontinuation of notification alerts from the Notify U.S. service.


Anyone who wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts for notifications distributed by the WTO TBT Committee is encouraged to sign up for the WTO's notification alert service. The recently launched ePing SPS&TBT platform (https://epingalert.org/), or “ePing”, provides access to notifications (https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tbt_e/tbt_notifications_e.htm) made by WTO Members under the Agreements (https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/agrm1_e.htm) on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed from January 16, 1995 to present. Use ePing to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees (https://epingalert.org/en/Search/TradeConcerns) and to follow and review current and past notifications on products, food safety and animal and plant health measures and/or markets of interest. Register for ePing at https://epingalert.org/en/Account/Registration to receive customized email notification alerts. Further information about ePing is available at https://epingalert.org/en/Resources.


Access to password protected portions of the Notify U.S. website (where subscribers view notifications, the texts associated with them, and request missing texts) will also be discontinued later in calendar year 2022, and it will be necessary to view notifications and full-texts using ePing (with or without registering for an ePing account). ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts. To view notifications made to the TBT Committee and distributed by the WTO, use this link: https://epingalert.org/en/Search/Index?domainIds=1. Current, active Notify U.S. users will also be informed in advance of the password protected portions of the Notify U.S. website becoming unavailable later this year.


Notify U.S., in operation since 2003, has reached its end of life. The national TBT Inquiry Point and Notification Authority for the United States (https://www.nist.gov/standardsgov/usa-wto-tbt-inquiry-point), located in the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) at NIST, will continue to carry out its core functions, including requesting and making available missing texts associated with notifications made under the TBT Agreement, using the communication features available in ePing. Per obligation under the TBT Agreement (https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/17-tbt_e.htm), each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point. National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat. In line with and continuing current practice, all comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should continue to be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point at usatbtep@nist.gov. Refer to our comment guidance at https://tsapps.nist.gov/notifyus/datanotifyus/data/guidance/guidance.cfm for further information.



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