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TBT Programme Selected Outputs

The Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Programme was a €15 million demand-driven trade-related technical assistance facility covering the period 2013-2017. The Programme funded by the European Union at the request of the ACP Group of States ended in June 2017 and before its finalisation the Programme Management Unit applied a selection process to identify key outputs produced during the lifetime of the Programme for ready access by ACP beneficiaries.

These outputs are classified around 4 key TBT areas, i.e. Accreditation and Certification; Standardisation; QI and Training. The documents selection was made on the basis of four criteria namely: quality of the output; replicability; non-confidentiality and approval by the beneficiary.

The documents available on this page cover different aspects of Quality Infrastructure (QI) such as:

  • National QI policy definition and institutional framework
  • Trade Regulatory Impact Assessments
  • Draft of technical regulations: good regulatory practice guidelines
  • GRP methodology and the harmonisation of procedures
  • Risk Management Assessments in Regulatory Frameworks
  • Development and harmonization of Standards (Regional and national); value chain approach
  • Proposal of regulations and codes of practices to effective and gradual implementation of standards
  • Mutual recognition arrangements
  • Laboratories accreditation: mainly gap analysis and needs assessments
  • E-learning Programme Platforms on Accreditation and Legal Metrology
  • SMEs coaching for certification
  • Training material such as training of trainers

To access the documents, please click on the following links:

Enjoy your reading and be sure to contact either the ACP Secretariat or the European Commission with any queries that you may have.

ACP Secretariat

Avenue Georges Henri 45
B – 1200 Brussels

email :
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00

European Commission

Development and Cooperation
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 299 11 11

Programme funded by European Union at the request of the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States - Implemented by AESA CONSORTIUM