Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Eighth Triennial Review

The TBT Committee is mandated to review the operation and implementation of the TBT Agreement on a triennial basis. The Eighth Triennial Review was adopted at the TBT Committee meeting of 15th November 2018. WTO members agreed on almost thirty recommendations that will improve the way members deal with standards,...

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ePing – online service for updates on product requirements in foreign markets

The world’s trading nations establish product requirements to protect human health and the environment. This can prevent some companies, big or small, from selling their products. WTO members are required to notify each other before adopting any new measures on product requirements likely to affect international trade and provide a...

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TTBS AND TTAL Host Stakeholder Consultation on TTTIC Certification

When it comes to choosing a Caribbean holiday destination, the unspoiled island of Tobago, will certainly stand out as a strong contender amongst discerning tourists.  However, one critical element of a traveler’s plan will be choosing an appropriate tourism operator which meets quality service standards. In the Caribbean region, Trinidad...

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Airports Authority Baggage Scales Pass Verification Tests

It is not unusual for airline passengers checking in at the flight counter to place their over-packed suitcase onto the baggage scale and hope that it is within the permissible limit, thus being spared from overweight baggage fees. However, if passengers are being charged for excess weight, which agency is...

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Boosting Tobago’s Tourism Through Certification

On 26th November 2018, The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) and the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) signed a one year Service Level Agreement (SLA), at Central Administrative Services in Scarborough, Tobago, to relaunch the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Industry Certification (TTTIC) programme on the sister isle of...

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