SAC notifies the WTO about the publication of three national standards

18/08/2019

On August 7, 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation (Standardization Administration of the P.R.C.) notified the WTO about the publication of three national standards, the National Standard of Provisions for the Installation of External Lighting and Light-signaling Devices for Motor Vehicles and Their Trailers, National Standard of Safety Performance Requirements and Test Methods for Automobile Fuel Tank and Its Installation, National Standard of Safety Specifications for Electric Motorcycles and Electric Mopeds.

  • National Standard of Provisions for the Installation of External Lighting and Light-signaling Devices for Motor Vehicles and Their Trailers

This standard stipulates the technical requirements, test methods and inspection rules etc. for installation of the external lighting and light-signaling devices for motor vehicles and trailers.

  • National Standard of Safety Performance Requirements and Test Methods for Automobile Fuel Tank and Its Installation

This standard stipulates the safety requirements and test methods for automobile fuel tank and its installation.

  • National Standard of Safety Specifications for Electric Motorcycles and Electric Mopeds

This standard stipulates the general requirements, electrical requirements, operational safety requirements, signs and warning requirements and test methods for pure electric motorcycles and mopeds.

 

Background

According to relevant WTO agreements, each member, when developing or revising the existing technical regulations, compulsory standards or conformity assessment procedures and measures, must submit a notification report to the WTO Secretariat 60 days before approval if the regulations, standards and measures are not consistent with the international standards or may have obvious influence to other member states. This is to give enterprises of other member states enough time to evaluate their profit and decide their business activities. Emergency TBT notifications may take place at the same time as the regulations, standards or measures enter into force without a period for comment from other member states, provided that the notification justifies the emergency measures. In addition to communication, the notification system also provides a platform for technical coordination.