K. The national member of ISO/IEC shall do everything in his power to become a member of ISONET or appoint another body to become a member, as well as to acquire the most advanced type of membership in the ISONET member. Other standards bodies are doing everything in their power to join the ISONET member. The TBT notification procedure helps to prevent the creation of international technical barriers to trade. It was introduced by the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), a multilateral agreement managed by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It provides participants with advanced knowledge on new technical rules or conformity assessment procedures planned by other countries. The EU`s participation in the OEE helps companies from EU countries to access markets outside the EU. 10.1.4 the accession and participation of the Member or of the competent central or local authorities in its territory in international and regional standardisation bodies and conformity assessment systems, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agreements under this Convention; it must also be able to provide adequate information on the provisions of such systems and arrangements; 10.7 Where a Member has concluded an agreement with another country or countries on matters related to technical regulations, standards or conformity assessment procedures that may have a significant impact on trade, at least one Member of the Contracting Party, through the Secretariat, shall communicate to other Members the products to be covered by the Agreement and provide a brief description of the Agreement. The Members concerned shall be invited, upon request, to enter into consultations with other Members with a view to concluding similar agreements or organising their participation in such agreements. • inform members of mutual recognition events and agreements under the OBT agreement. The TBT Agreement also obliges States to inform each other about the technical barriers to trade. In order to allow States to raise their concerns before the entry into force of the measures, members should allow members a reasonable period of time to comment, discuss their comments and have their comments taken into account.
Members must inform each other of the proposed OEE provisions if the following three conditions are met: although the OBT Agreement applies to a wide range of industrial and agricultural products, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and government procurement specifications are covered by separate agreements. . . .