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Author :  Yong-Jae Kim

Affiliation :  Korea Polytechnic University

Country :  South Korea

Category :  Computer Science & Information Technology

Volume, Issue, Month, Year :  8, 4, February, 2018

Abstract :

The last technical barriers to trade(TBT) between countries are Non-Tariff Barriers(NTBs),meaning all trade barriers are possible other than Tariff Barriers. And the most typical examples are (TBT), which refer to measure Technical Regulation, Standards, Procedure for Conformity Assessment, Test & Certification etc. Therefore, in order to eliminate TBT, WTO has made all membership countries automatically enter into an agreement on TBT. In this study,the elimination strategy of TBT with aid of technical regulations or standards is excluded, and only the conformity assessment shall be considered as the strategic measure of eliminating TBT in GCC(Gulf Cooperation Council) 6 countries. The measure for every membership country to accord with the international standards corresponding to their technical regulations and standards, is only to present TBT related Specific Trade Concern(STC) to WTO. However, each of countries retains its own conformity assessment area, and measures to settle such differences are various as well. Therefore, it is likely required an appropriate level of harmonization in them to carry forward this scheme. KTC(Korea Testing Certification) written MRA with GCC test & certification company in 2015 years. So Korea exporting company can export to GCC goods with attached test & certification documents in Korea. To conclude, it is suggest MRA for the remove and reduce TBT to increase export and import among countries.

Keyword :  FTA, Standards, Conformity Assessment, TBT(Technical barrier to trade), MRA, WTO

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