ePing is a free online web service, offered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that provides businesses and governments with up to date information on regulations in export markets around the world, including product requirements and standards.
ePing allows users to easily track regulations for different products or export markets by registering to receive customised email alerts. This option allows you to customise the email alerts so that you only receive notifications relevant to your specific export products or markets, and you can specify how often you want to receive them. ePing also allows you to search manually to analyse existing regulations.
ePing was developed by the WTO, the International Trade Centre, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It was identified that there was a gap in the knowledge and understanding of exporters about changes to regulations in their export markets which affect their exports. ePing aims to bridge that gap and provide timely information about changes in Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements from trading partners to producers, exporters, governments and other interested users.
The system brings together advice of changes to New Zealand’s trading partners’ TBT and SPS measures, which have been notified to the World Trade Organization.
To sign-up for ePing go to www.epingalert.org(external link)
There are two ePing User Guides available:
If you have any questions about ePing Alert please email TBT enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org