Launching global trade notifications system – ePing Vietnamese
The workshop was attended by leaders of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, General Director of ITC, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Linh, Deputy Director General of STAMEQ, Leaders of Trade Promotion Agency, Vice-principal of Foreign Trade University, Leadership of SPS Vietnam Office and Vietnam TBT Office.
Recently, the Directorate of Standards, Metrology and Quality (Vietnam TBT Office) has cooperated with the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE), the International Trade Center (ITC) under the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization WTO attended the seminar “Introduction of ePing warning system in Vietnamese version” in Hanoi.
EPing system is the notification system for TBT and SPS measures of the WTO members. This system helps to alert businesses early on policies related to standards, technical regulations or conformity assessment procedures the WTO States are expected to develop, issue and apply. This system was introduced and put into use by WTO and ITC since 2016 with 3 languages: English, French and Spanish.
Within the scope of the project on non-tariff barriers of ITC supporting Vietnam with the coordination of VIETRADE , the Vietnamese ePing system was developed by ITC and officially completed at the end of the April/2021. The Vietnam TBT Office has coordinated with the ITC and the VIETRADE to participate in two training courses for Vietnamese SMEs to register and use this system.
At the ceremony oration, Mr. Do Thang Hai – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade said that the ePing global trade warning system helps facilitate compliance with requirements related to health and safety regulations. , product regulations, testing and certification procedures, other necessary measures to access international markets. In particular, for businesses, the monitoring of changes in product requirements in target markets is of primary importance, directly impacting the success or failure of business operations and exportation.
At the workshop, the both of ITC and Foreign Trade University agreed to put ePing in the training program and pilot translation of alerts of the system was signed. The translation of notice of TBT and SPS measures in ePing will help businesses access information more easily and more smoothly in the coming time.
Information related to the Vietnamese ePing system can be connected at: https://www.epingalert.org/ or through the TBT Portal at: https://tbt.gov.vn/.