Lithuania - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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Products tested and certified in the United States will likely have to be re-tested and re-certified to EU requirements as a result of the EU’s different approach to the protection of the health and safety of consumers and the environment.  Where products are not regulated by specific EU technical legislation, they are always subject to the EU’s General Product Safety Directive as well as to possible additional national requirements. While harmonization of EU legislation can facilitate access to the EU Single Market, manufacturers should be aware that regulations (mandatory) and technical standards (voluntary) might also function as barriers to trade if U.S. standards are different from those of the European Union.


The Lithuanian Standards Board (LST) under the Ministry of Environment was established on 25 April 1990 as the only legally authorized National Standards Body in Lithuania competent for all areas of standardization activities (including electrical engineering and telecommunications) and has exclusive right for standardization activities by virtue of the Law on Standardization.  Lithuanian Standards Board represents Lithuania in ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.

EU standards setting is a process based on consensus initiated by industry or mandated by the European Commission and carried out by independent standards bodies, acting at the national, European or international level.  There is strong encouragement for non-governmental organizations, such as environmental and consumer groups, to actively participate in European standardization.

For detailed information on standards for trade in the European Union please check European-Union-Trade-Standards.

Testing, Inspection and Certification

To sell products in the 28 EU Member States, U.S. exporters are required to apply CE marking whenever their product is covered by specific product legislation.  CE marking product legislation offers manufacturers a number of choices and requires decisions to determine which safety or health concerns need to be addressed, which conformity assessment module is best suited to the manufacturing process, and whether or not to use EU-wide harmonized standards. 

Publication of Technical Regulations

National technical Regulations are published on the Commission’s website European Commission – Prevention of Technical Barriers to Trade to allow other countries and interested parties to comment.   European Commission – Prevention of Technical Barriers to Trade.

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures 

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (, or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by WTO Members under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed by the WTO from January 16, 1995 to present.  ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts.  Use it to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, locate information on SPS/TBT Enquiry Points and notification authorities, and to follow and review current and past notifications concerning regulatory actions on products, packaging, labeling, food safety and animal and plant health measures in markets of interest. 

Notify U.S., operated and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2003 to distribute and provide access to notifications (and associated draft texts) made under the WTO TBT Agreement for US stakeholders, has reached its end of life.  Per obligation under the TBT Agreement, each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point.   National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat.  All comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point.  Refer to the comment guidance at for further information.

Contact Information

National Standards Bureau

National Accreditation Bureau.