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The Department of Commerce’s Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC) specializes in working with U.S. businesses to remove unfair foreign government-imposed trade barriers. If your business is facing such a barrier, please fill out the form below.

NOTE: If public disclosure of any portions of the information you submit could cause your company substantial competitive harm, indicate this by marking those portions "business confidential." We will protect such information from disclosure to the extent provided by law. Providing this information is voluntary and will be used by USG officials to provide assistance by seeking to eliminate the foreign trade barrier. See our privacy policy for additional information.

Additional Resources

Under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO TBT Agreement), all WTO Members are obliged to maintain an Enquiry Point that is able to answer questions from interested parties and other WTO Members regarding technical regulations, standards developed by government bodies, and conformity assessment procedures, as well as provide relevant documents. The TBT Agreement also requires that WTO Members notify the WTO of certain proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures so interested parties can become acquainted with them and have an opportunity to submit written comments prior to their finalization and entry into force. The enquiry point and notification authority for the United States is operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST provides guidance for U.S. stakeholders on commenting on notifications made by WTO Members to the TBT Committee:

REGISTER FOR ePing to receive e-mail notification alerts from the WTO TBT Committee and the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Committee. Contact for questions about or training on the use of ePing