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Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade

Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade is one of thirteen separate Committees working within the WTO´s Council for Goods and  Trade and was established under Article 13 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), which is an integral part of the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Committee shall be composed of representatives of each of the Members of the Agreement and shall meet as necessary, at least once a year, but normally three times a year, to enable the Members of the Agreement to consult on any matter relating to the scope and implementation of the Agreement and to carry out the duties conferred on it by this Agreement or by the Members.

The responsibility for the implementation of the Agreement in the Czech Republic belongs to the Office for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ÚNMZ), which implies, among other things, the obligation to elaborate, in cooperation with all interested entities at the national level, and present the views of the Czech Republic on the issues of its implementation and application to the European Commission, which represents individual EU Member States at the Committee's meetings.

The activities carried out by ÚNMZ in the area of the Agreement on Technical Barriers Trade implemented, is detailed in more detail under WTO/TBT.

More detailed information is available on this website:

The following information is related to the activity TBT Committee.

Session TBT Committee TBT in 2024:

  • 13 - 15 March 2024
  • 5 - 7 June 2024
  • 6 - 8 November 2024

Official information on these meetings of TBT Committee can be found at, where they are continuously updated by the WTO Secretariat.