SGS Helps Businesses Access Markets with Technical Barriers to Trade

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article looking at the issue of technical barriers to trade (TBT) and the ways exporters can ensure their products will successfully access target markets.

In 1995, the WTO received 388 TBT notifications. In 2019, this had risen to 3,337.

Governments are increasingly using TBT to control imports, requiring the use of procedures such as pre-export verification of conformity (PVoC) to ensure products comply with regulations governing safety, performance, environmental impact, etc.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the problem from the perspective of the exporter and considers the approaches available when looking to access countries that utilize TBT.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘How Pre-Export Verification Helps Manufacturers Access International Markets’.

SGS Solution

SGS Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) services help exporters operating in a wide variety of African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries. They provide a one-stop-shop solution with report verification services, laboratory testing, physical inspections, factory audits, that ensure compliance with PVoC requiremetns. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about PCA solutions from SGS.

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