The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce has designated Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) as the WTO-TBT Enquiry Point under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to answer all reasonable inquiries from other members and interested parties concerning standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures related to telecom sector.
As an obligation under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) of World Trade Organisation (WTO), member countries of the WTO are required to report to the WTO, all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. For India, Ministry of Commerce notifies the proposed technical regulations, Standards & Conformity Assessment Procedures to WTO, Geneva. Parties in other member countries wishing to make comments on the above notifications can obtain copies of the text from the Enquiry Point.
As an initiative to serve the national stakeholders, the WTO-TBT Enquiry point also provides the interested organizations and individuals an opportunity to review and comment on notifications of other members which can affect their trade interests, by disseminating the TBT Notifications to the national stakeholders.
The number of the concerned TBT Notification should be stated in the request. Comments on the documents should be sent to the Enquiry Point as soon as possible preferably a fortnight before the expiry of the period of comments. The comments would be communicated to the Ministry of Commerce for onward transmission to the concerned Government.
For all queries related to the Telecom Sector: Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) Contact Person: DDG (IMP&TEP) Address: Room No. 254, Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001 India. Contact Number: +(91)-11-23736344 Fax Number: +(91)-11- 23736343 Website: https://www.tec.gov.in Email ID for TBT related queries: email@example.com
Notifications from Member Countries
Notifying Member Country
Date of Notification
Comments Sought By
Electrical safety technical requirements for conformity assessment of telecommunications prodcuts
EU (European Union)
Notification: 29 November 2022, Subject: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 (COM(2022) 454 final)
Implementation Rules for Compulsory Product Certification Telecommunication Terminal Equipment
Public Consultation proposal to establish mandatory cybersecurity minimum requirements for conformity assessment of CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) to mitigate vulnerabilities.
Draft Notification of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Technical standard for Telecommunication Equipment: Radiocommunications equipment for fixed services used frequency 57-66 GHz. (NBTC TS 1031-256X)
Draft Notification of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Technical standard for Telecommunication Equipment: Radiocommunications equipment used frequency 5.925-6.425 Ghz (NBTC TS 103X-256X)
Effective spectrum management
Accessibility ― ICT products and services. Part 2: Conformance
Accessibility ― ICT products and services. Part 1: Requirements
Revises requirements related to audio/video, ICT equipments