The ePing SPS&TBT Platform
helps manage and track technical barriers to trade (TBT) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. ePing allows for better national coordination with regulatory agencies, helps keep track of all notifications submitted and gives access to comprehensive TBT and SPS transparency related information across the Membership on one website.
To access the notification submission services, government officials responsible for the preparation and submission of notifications should register on the ePing platform and send a message to ePing@wto.org
requesting notification admin rights
. A notification admin can, in addition to submitting notifications, also grant notification drafting rights and/or submission rights to other domestic users and update Enquiry Point contact details. Users with a WTO account can use these credentials to register on the site and benefit from the single sign-on across WTO websites.
While Members can submit notifications by email to the Central Registry of Notifications (CRN) (email@example.com
), there is a significantly longer circulation delay as these have to be processed manually by the WTO Secretariat. Notification templates can be downloaded from the TBT Transparency toolkit
Questions and queries on the ePing SPS&TBT Platform can be sent to the WTO Secretariat (ePing@wto.org
). Notifications under Paragraph C and Paragraph J of the Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards (Annex 3 to the Agreement)
Standards-related notifications need to be submitted to the ISO via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The WTO ISO Standards Information Gateway
contains the full list of standardizing bodies that have accepted the Code as well as information on their work programmes. The notification formats for acceptance (Form A
), withdrawal (Form B
) and work programmes (Form C
) can also be downloaded through the Gateway. Acceptance and withdrawal notifications are subsequently circulated by the WTO Secretariat. These notifications can be consulted in the Facts & figures tab on ePing in each Members' profile page.