Article 2.2 Of The Tbt Agreement

6.3 Members are encouraged to be prepared, at the request of other members, to enter into negotiations with a view to concluding agreements on the mutual recognition of the results of each other`s conformity assessment procedures. Members may require that such agreements fulfil the criteria set out in paragraph 1 and satisfy each other as to their potential to facilitate trade in the products concerned. 10.7 Where a Member has concluded an agreement with another country or countries on matters related to technical regulations, standards or conformity assessment procedures that may have a significant impact on trade, at least one Member of the Contracting Party, through the Secretariat, shall communicate to other Members the products to be covered by the Agreement and provide a brief description of the Agreement. The Members concerned shall be invited, upon request, to enter into consultations with other Members with a view to concluding similar agreements or organising their participation in such agreements. 3. Citizens of the parties to the dispute may not sit in a technical group of experts without the joint agreement of the parties to the dispute, unless, in exceptional cases, the body considers that the need for specialised scientific expertise cannot be met in any other way. Government officials of the parties to the dispute may not call upon a technical panel of experts. Members of technical expert panels are in their individual capacity and are not representatives of the government or representatives of any organization. Governments or organizations cannot therefore give them instructions on matters before a technical group of experts. 11.2 Upon request, Members shall advise and provide technical assistance to other Members, in particular developing countries, on mutually agreed terms for the establishment of national standards bodies and participation in international standard-setting bodies, and shall encourage their national standard-setting bodies to do likewise. 5.2.4 the confidentiality of information on products originating in the territory of other Members resulting from or provided in the context of those conformity assessment procedures shall be preserved in the same way as for domestic products and in such a way as to protect legitimate commercial interests; The work programme shall indicate, for each standard, the relevant classification of the subject matter, the status of the standards and the references of any international standards for each standard, in accordance with ISONET rules. At the latest when publishing its programme of work, the standardization body shall inform the ISO/IEC information centre in Geneva that it exists. .

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