Members discuss COVID-19, climate change, digital issues at review of standards agreement

At a meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 2-4 and 9 June, WTO members discussed 20 proposals submitted under the Triennial Review of the TBT Agreement. The review will now move to a second phase, with the preparation of a draft report based on the 31 proposals received. The aim is to develop a set of recommendations by year-end on how to improve implementation of the Agreement. Members also discussed 86 specific trade concerns covering environmental products, food and other issues.