Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Marine engineering
作者:United States


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: United States of America

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [1819]

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Please submit comments to: USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point, Email:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [  ], 5.6.2 [X], 5.7.1 [  ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Marine engineering; Quality (ICS 03.120), Shipbuilding and marine structures in general (ICS 47.020)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Updates to Marine Engineering Standards (89 page(s), in English)


Description of content: Notice of proposed rulemaking - The Coast Guard proposes to incorporate by reference updated marine engineering standards and eliminate outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive regulations in Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subchapter F. This proposed rule is part of a continuing effort for regulatory reform that increases compliance options for the regulated public while providing a cost savings to the regulated public and the U.S. government.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Protection of human health or safety; Protection of animal or plant life or health; Protection of the environment; Quality requirements; Cost saving and productivity enhancement


Relevant documents: 86 Federal Register (FR) 57896, 19 October 2021; Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, and 64:

This notice of proposed rulemaking is identified by Docket Number USCG-2020-0634. The Docket Folder is available on at and provides access to primary documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number. WTO Members and their stakeholders are asked to submit comments to the USA TBT Enquiry Point. Comments received by the USA TBT Enquiry Point from WTO Members and their stakeholders will be shared with the regulator and will also be submitted to the Docket on if received within the comment period.


Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined


Final date for comments: 20 December 2021


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