WTO, Safety Standard, Furniture, national regulatory framework, furniture safety standards
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On 28 August 2018, Argentina informed WTO on the national regulatory framework establishing the minimum quality and safety principles and requirements for furniture1 in accordance with Annex 1 of the notified text2.
Furniture mean any products used to store, place or hang items, and/or provide surfaces on which users can rest, whether for indoor or outdoor use with the following exclusion as listed in Article 2:
Specific regulations shall be issued, which, owing to their particular characteristics, are considered relevant, based on the guidelines established in the Annex 1, including but not limited to the following aspects:
Products must withstand the stress to which they are subject to during their life of using, minimum including:
Domestic manufacturers and importers of the products covered by the notified measure are responsible for ensuring compliance with the technical requirements and conformity assessment procedures that will be established by the specific regulations. The notified measure will be implemented within the deadlines established in each of the regulations issued.
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