Launch of the ePing system

The ePing system, an SPS and TBT notification alert system developed by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Center (ITC), is officially launched on 8 November 2016 at the WTO, by UN DESA Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development Lenni Montiel, WTO Deputy Director General Karl Brauner and the Executive Director of ITC Arancha González.

ePing is designed to help government agencies and small and medium-sized enterprises keep track of the latest information on regulatory requirements for international trade. It provides free, timely updates on new sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT) in countries around the world. It also facilitates dialogue among the public and private sector in addressing potential trade problems at an early stage. Users of ePing will be able to easily keep up-to-date with notifications affecting foreign markets and products of particular interest to them.

Information on ePing

Link to the ePing system website
Brochure on the ePing system
Promotional video on the ePing system:

Press releases for the event

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