Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Albania - Biological products


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 Agriculture and Rural Development

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): Biological products


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Draft decision of the Council of Ministers on "Approval of detailed regulations for collection, packaging, transport, storage, labeling, activity notice and control of biological products". (20 page(s), in Albanian)


Description of content: This draft decision establishes different regulations for the collection, packaging, transport and storage of biological products.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable:

The objective of this draft decision is to determine:

a)      Rules for the collection, packaging, transport and storage of biological products;

b)      Detailed rules on the labeling, layout, composition and size of mandatory labeling indicators and the rules on the composition, layout, size and design of the national logo for biological production;

c)       The detailed rules for the procedure of notification of activity by biological operators, and the form of the operator certificate;

d)      Detailed rules for the control of biological products.


Relevant documents:

·        Law no.106/2016 "On biological production, labeling of biological products and control"


Proposed date of adoption: Not decided yet

Proposed date of entry into force: Not decided yet


Final date for comments: 45 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