Overview

NotifyKenyaTBT is a free online registration service that offers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed standards, technical regulations and conforminity assesment procedures that can affect their businesses and their access to international markets.

Updated: 23/04/14

Registration

  1. Once you are on the homepage, click on the 'register now' website
  2. Do the following:
    a)enter a username which you will be using to login into the website. For user name, write a name that you can easily remember, such as your surname or first name. Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, apostrophes, and underscores. b) enter a valid email address, you will be using this to receive WTO/TBT notifications c) Enter the fields of your personal details. All fields marked with red asterix are mandatory d) Click 'Next'
  3. Select the countries you are interested in receiving WTO/TBT notifications. All TBT notifications issued by this country, you will receive their notifications. Click 'Next'.
  4. Select the categories (based on ICS Codes) you are interested in receiving WTO/TBT notifications. All TBT notifications based on this category, you will receive their notifications. Click 'Create Account'.
  5. Check your email in the email address you provided in step 1. Read the message (follow instructions) and click on the link provided in your email message.
  6. Cick 'login' on the screen provided
  7. Enter your password. Enter a password that you can remember but strong enough.(Tip: Mix Uppercase and lower case and put digits.) Click Save.
  8. Accessing your Notifications

    Once you have registered and created your password, click home. You will see a welcome message and other details. Click on 'My TBT Notifications' tab to see if there are any Notifications available for you based on Country and Product Category you selected when registering/p>

How to Search for WTO/TBT Notifications

You don't need to have registered or login to be able to search for WTO/TBT Notifications on the NotifyKE-TBT website. Simply click 'Search WTO/TBT Notifications' link on the website's top menu

  1. Search by Country
    The 'search by country' allows you to search for all notifications in the Notify Kenya TBT reported by the country from January 2014 to date.


    Step 1
    In the search window, using the drop down search option, pick the country which you would like to get the notification for.

    Step 2
    To get the results click 'search'. If you had selected 'Kenya' as the country, the results that you get would be displayed as in the screen shot below.

    END To return to the search window, click 'Reset' button

  2. Search by Product

    Product refers to the key word of a Product or Regulation and allows you to get all notifications in the Notify Kenya TBT of products that have that key word. For example, if you wish to get a product that has 'Food' as a key work, once you do the search, the following products which are already in the notify Kenya TBT will appear:

    • Food Additive
    • Halal Food
    • Labeling of Pre-Packaged Foods
    • etc

    The 'search by product' allow you to search for all notifications of the products/Regulation by key name for all notification in the Notify Kenya TBT reported from January 2014 year to date. The step by step guide below is an illustration of how to navigate in order to get your search results.

    Step 1
    Enter key name of the 'Product' or 'Regulation' , say Food.

    Step 2
    To get the results press 'search'. If you had selected 'Food' as the key word, the results that you get would be displayed as in the screen shot below.

    END To return to the search window, press 'Reset' button

  3. Search by Notification Number

    The search by 'Notification No.' allows you to search for a known notification number. To use this search option, therefore, you must know the Notification number which you would like to get. Notify Kenya TBT enables you to get the Notification through its data base for notification that contains notification from January 2014 to date.

    Step 1
    Enter the 'Notification Number'.

    Step 2
    To get the results click on ‘search’ button. If you had entered the following Notification Number 'G/TBT/N/USA/881', the results that you get would be displayed as in the screen shot below

    END To return to the search window, press 'Reset' button

  4. Search by Title

    The search by 'Title' allows you to search for a known Title. To use this search option, therefore, you must know the Title of the Notification which you would like to get. Notify Kenya TBT enables you to get the Notification .

    Step 1
    Enter the 'Enter Title.'.PS: Yo dont have to remember the title of the notification word for word. You can simply enter a word or phrase contained in the title and you will get the results

    Step 2
    To get the results click on 'search' button. If you had entered the following in the title field ‘(CODEX STAN 192- 1995)’, the results that you get would be displayed as in the screen shot below i.e all notifications containing the phrase (CODEX STAN 192- 1995).

    END To return to the search window, press 'Reset' button

Viewing Details of WTO/TBT Notifications

To view details of a WTO/TBT notification, click on 'Notification No' link from a list of WTO/TBT notifications in the Homepage/Search Results Page/My Notifications Page

Below is a WTO/TBT details page

If you receive WTO/TBT notifications on your email you could also click on the link on your email to see the notification's detail.

How to comment on TBT Notifications

At the bottom of each WTO/TBT details page you can either type in your comments on the comments provided and/or upload your comments in Word/Txt/PDF format. (See the section above on how to get to the WTO/TBT details page). Please note you need to be logged in to be able comment. If you are not logged in, a login link is provided for you to be able to log in.

How to request for Full Text Regulations

Not all WTO/TBT Notifications contain Full Text Regulation especially Foreign Notifications. If you are interested in getting the Full Text Regulation, on your 'My TBT Notification' page click on 'Request for Full Text' link.

then enter your request message on the contact form provided (see below).