The Working Group on Technical Measures addresses exclusively non-tariff measures, in particular sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and technical barriers to trade. It discusses at expert level the methods and tools to eliminate discriminatory measures constituting non-tariff barriers to trade in line with Article 12.2 and Article 13.2, and Article 13.5 of CEFTA. It operates according to its official Terms of Reference as set out in Annex 4 of JC Decision 1/2015.
The Group can initiate exploratory talks on mutual recognition agreements in the relevant areas of technical measures in line with the relevant EU acquis. It can also discuss the mplementation of the aligned legislation in accordance with relevant EU legislation, WTO and other international agreements. It reports to the Subcommittee on Non Tariff Measures.