THE PHILIPPINES (JOB(02)/99/Add. 10 – Observe G/TBT/W/186)
A. What are your best prioritized TBT-related technical assistance and potential building demands?
The Thailand priority requirements are focused on the subsequent areas:
1 . Technological assistance pertaining to the improvement of technical facilities of government regulating agencies (testing/calibration laboratories ) for a reliable certification system that will build the self-confidence of the trading partners of the country. Evaluations and follow-ups of technological infrastructure advancement activities also have to be taken on.
2 . Ability building requirements specifically on:
➢ Competence on WTO systems (implementation and government of the WTO Agreement)
➢ Expertise upon specialist areas (standards and conformance)
➢ Review of regulations and guidelines relating to the Philippines determination to the requirements of the WTO/TBT Agreement
These needs happen to be further discussed in the subsequent matrix:
|AREA |TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDS |CAPACITY BUILDING REQUIRES | |Administration & | |Dispatch of any TBT expert to the Thailand (consultancy mission) | |Implementation of the TBT | | | |Agreement | |Appraisal of the current status in the Philippines against the | | | |requirements of the WTO/TBT Agreement which includes review of laws and regulations & | | | |policies concerning the country's legal platform | | | |Design and progress a comprehensive rendering plan, | | | |strategies and schedule (mixture of exercising and frequent consultancy | | | |support, paperwork, conduct details education marketing campaign | | | |System implementation by the comprehensive prepare (expert supplies | | | |guidance to system, participates happening meetings and present advice on| | | |particular concerns as essential | | | |Follow-up, project review and finalization of the complete & | | | |implementation strategies (review & follow-up of corrective activities to | | | |fine-tune the implementation from the Agreement | | | |Organization of symposium in WTO/TBT Contract with focus on the | | | |concepts & notification commitments and Annex 3 in the Agreement(Code of| | | |Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption of Standards) | | | |Internship(exchange visit) of BPS personnel involved in the operation of the| | | |TBT Query, question, inquiry, interrogation Point to the WTO Central Secretariat or any Enquiry Point | | | |with fully created mechanisms around the implementation with the Agreement | | | |...