What is e-Ping and how does it work?
EPing is a publicly available subscription service and subscribers can choose daily or weekly e-mail alerts containing SPS and TBT notifications for the products, markets, regions or countries of interest to them. EPing is open to both registered and unregistered – or anonymous – users. While unregistered users are able to browse the e-Ping data base, only registered users can receive alerts and access the system’s more advanced features.
Using e-Ping, subscribers can search and share notifications, upload additional information, and participate in discussions through e-Ping’s Enquiry Point Management Tool, which enables domestic and international information sharing, according to the e-Ping user guide.10 In order to exchange information, each WTO member has to establish an Enquiry Point, which is a government agency that provides information and answers questions about SPS and TBT notifications, as well as related foreign trade regulations.
Once the stakeholders are aware of the changes that occur, they can take necessary action.11 this includes everything from implementing new regulations to informing affected industries about the upcoming modifications.
The benefits of Subscribers using e-Ping
With their new e-Ping alert system, the WTO, DESA and the ITC expect SMEs doing business internationally to be better able to track, consult and comment on countries’ constantly evolving foreign trade regulations. The organizations aim for e-Ping to help SMEs adapt faster to new and proposed international trade measures.
The E-Ping link is available here: https://epingalert.org/