The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) requires all members to maintain an Enquiry Point capable of answering questions from interested parties and other WTO Members about technical regulations, government standards, and conformity assessment procedures, as well as providing relevant documents.
In fulfilling this transparency obligation under the WTO TBT Agreement, the the Malaysian government has designated SIRIM Berhad as the national TBT enquiry point, with its function being executed by SIRIM STS.
The responsibilities of SIRIM STS as the national TBT enquiry point, include:
Responding to enquiries on technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedure.
We assist businesses and stakeholders in getting information regarding technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures of WTO members.
Promoting public awareness of TBT notifications made to WTO
We facilitate access to proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures of other WTO members for review and comment as a means to promote fair trade and reduce uncertainty for exporters. All WTO TBT notifications are disseminated to national stakeholders via a free, web-based e-mail registration system known as ePing. Stakeholders are encouraged to review notifications and the full texts associated with them using ePing. You can request for training on the use of ePing through email to email@example.com
Handling Malaysian notification
We assist Malaysia’s regulators in preparing and submitting notification on proposed technical regulations to WTO to ensure Malaysia’s obligations to TBT Agreement are met. We also assist in coordinating WTO members' comments/opinions on Malaysia's notification.
Providing technical support to the national TBT committee
We provide support and updates to National TBT Committee on matters relating to the implementation of TBT Agreement and Operation of TBT Enquiry Point.
The TBT enquiry point can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org