Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Belize - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber

G/TBT/N/BLZ/9
16 August 2017
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Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade Original: English
NOTIFICATION
The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6
1. Notifying Member: BELIZE
If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):
2. Agency responsible:
Belize Bureau of Standards
Power Lane
Ministry of Works Compound
P.O. Box 430
Belmopan, Cayo District
Belize, Central America
Telephone: +1 (501) 822-0446; +1 (501) 822-0447
Fax: +1 (501) 822-2571
Email: tbtenquiry-belize@bbs.gov.bz; bbs@btl.net
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: Same as above
3. Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:
4. Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading.
ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): New pneumatic tyres,
of rubber. (HS 4011), Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres,
tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber. (HS 4012). Tyres (ICS 83.160).
5. Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Draft Belize Code
of Practice for Storage of Tyres, Inner Tubes and Flaps (7 page(s), in English)
6. Description of content: Rubber products in general can deteriorate during storage and in
extreme circumstances could become unserviceable. Deterioration can be caused by such
factors as deformation of the article or by the action of ozone, light, heat or humidity such
as those experienced in a tropical climate. It is important, therefore, to minimize these
effects by taking appropriate precautions during storage in order that tyres, tubes and
flaps are maintained in good condition. This code of practice gives requirements for
storage of tyres, inner tubes and flaps.
7. Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable:
Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or
safety; Protection of the environment; Quality requirements
8. Relevant documents:
1. Belize Government Gazette (when adopted)
2. Reference documents
Saint Lucia Code of Practice (SLCP 9: 2006) - Code of Practice for the Storage of
Tyres Inner Tubes and Flaps
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Proposed date of adoption: 2 January 2018
Proposed date of entry into force: 2 April 2018
10.
Final date for comments: 6 October 2017
11.
Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:
Belize Bureau of Standards Power Lane Ministry of Works Compound P.O. Box 430 Belmopan, Cayo District Belize, Central America Telephone: +1 (501) 822-0446; +1 (501) 822-0447 Fax: +1 (501) 822-2571 Email: tbtenquiry-belize@bbs.gov.bz; bbs@btl.net www.bbs.gov.bz
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