Equivalence and Mutual Recognition Agreements in Relation to Technical Measures

One of the main objectives of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is to facilitate international trade. Harmonisation is a well-known instrument for implementing this goal, i.e. through common international standards established by organisations like the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). According to WTO rules, regulations shall be based on international standards (when such exist). The ultimate goal of harmonisation is to make all trade related measures uniform worldwide.

NILF-notat 2002-32
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