The Wto Agreements Series Technical Barriers To Trade

Some scientists argue that the second sentence is read in the context of the first sentence and should therefore be tightened. [3] In recent years, the number of technical rules and standards adopted by countries has increased considerably. A strengthened regulatory policy can be seen as the result of a higher global standard of living, which has increased consumer demand for safe and quality products, and growing problems of water, air and soil pollution, which have encouraged modern societies to explore environmentally friendly products. If a measure is found to be a technical regulation, it is governed by Article 2 of the EO. Article 2(2) requires Members not to create unnecessary obstacles to international trade and, on that basis, to ensure that `technical restrictions are not more restrictive than is necessary to achieve a legitimate objective`. . . .