Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Albania - Gas industry


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: Albania

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


Agency responsible: Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

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: National Enquiry Point


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


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Gas industry


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Draft Decision of Council of Ministers "Technical regulations for the gas industry - Code of Practice G 462, July 2012" (27 page(s), in Albanian)


Description of content: This draft Decision of Council of Ministers defines the regulation of the gas lines with steel pipes for operating pressure up to 16 bar - Construction.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: This code of practice applies to the construction (design, construction, testing and putting into service) of steel lines serving to supply the public with gas, for a maximum permissible operating pressure of up to 16 bar.


Relevant documents:

·         DVGW Practice Codes: G 100 (A); G 260 (A); G 412 (A); etc.

·         DIN standards: DIN 2425-1; DIN 2425-3; DIN 4065; DIN 4069; DIN 4124; etc.


Proposed date of adoption: 24 November 2017

Proposed date of entry into force: 17 January 2018


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

General Directorate of Standardization
WTO Enquiry Point - Albania
Tel.: +355 42 22 62 55
Fax: +355 42 24 71 77