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Tuesday August 25, 2009

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Welcome to the Notify U.S. Web site. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. entities (citizens, industries, organizations) an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their businesses and their access to international markets. This service and its associated web site is managed and operated by the National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) an organization within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Technology Administration.


The purpose of Notify U.S. is to collect and fulfill subscriber requests for information on World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements relating to Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. The WTO Secretariat distributes this information in the form of "notifications" to all Member countries.


By subscribing to the Notify U.S. Service, U.S. entities receive, via e-mail, notifications of drafts or changes to domestic and foreign technical regulations for manufactured products. Included in the subscribers e-mail is a link to the Notify U.S. web site where they can read more information and order complete texts of the regulations for review and comment. At this time, the Notify U.S. Service is only available to subscribers who are U.S. citizens and individuals that are part of U.S. based organizations and industries.

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