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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Welcome to the Notify U.S. Web site. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that offers U.S. entities (citizens, industries, organizations) an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their businesses and their access to international markets. This service and its associated web site is managed and operated by the USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point in the Standards Coordination Office, an organization within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC).


The purpose of Notify U.S. is to collect and fulfill user requests for information on World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements relating to Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. The WTO Secretariat distributes this information in the form of "notifications" to all Member countries.


By using the Notify U.S. Service, U.S. entities receive, via e-mail, notifications of drafts or changes to domestic and foreign technical regulations for manufactured products. Included in the users’s e-mail is a link to the Notify U.S. web site where they can read more information and order complete texts of the regulations for review and comment. At this time, the Notify U.S. Service is only available to users who are U.S. citizens and individuals that are part of U.S. based organizations and industries.

Registered users can access the Notify U.S. Service by entering an authorized Email address and password in the Sign In form. Any individual who needs access and does not have or been assigned an account and a password, can select this Register Link to create an account for registering to this service. Users that have forgotten their account and/or password or have had their account disabled, can use this Forgot Password Link to request that their account be re-enabled or their password reset.


You are accessing a U.S. Government information system, which includes: 1) this computer, 2) this computer network, 3) all computers connected to this network, and 4) all devices and storage media attached to this network or to a computer on this network. You understand and consent to the following: you may access this information system for authorized use only; you have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication of data transiting or stored on this information system; at any time and for any lawful Government purpose, the Government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system; and any communications or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.


Any unauthorized use of the Notify U.S. Service is prohibited.

  Please use the Sign In form to access the Notify U.S. Service Web site.