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Anne Meininger Usa

  1. 1. Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange November 2, 2004 Geneva Anne Meininger United States WTO TBT Enquiry Point
  2. 2. U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point <ul><li>National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prior to Notification in the U.S. <ul><li>U.S. Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Federal Register </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. U.S. Regulations <ul><li>Federal regulatory agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Interested parties </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Procedures Act </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>Notice </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation (Final Rule) </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>1. A notice is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to benefit analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>2. Comments are accepted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic and foreign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full consideration to substantive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact the final regulation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>3. A Final Rule is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments are addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basis and purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Codification into law </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. U.S. Federal Register <ul><li>One source for “Notice and Comment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published every business day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, microfiche, electronic formats </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Electronic Tools <ul><li>RegAlert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations in 50 U.S. states </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. Thank you. <ul><li>U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Standards and </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>100 Bureau Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2160 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: ncsci@nist.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 301-975-4040 </li></ul>

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