The "Exporter Alert!" first step is the registration.
Filling the application form, the exporter provides information
related to the products and the countries of his interest. The "Exporter
Alert!" begins to send e-mails related to the specific product
and country previously defined as soon as a notifications is published
on WTO concerning a proposal of technical regulation and or a procedure
of conformity assessment .
It is important to point out that the notifications are usually
translated into Portuguese to be sent to the exporters, even being
published at the WTO in one of its official languages (English,
French and Spanish). Such translation, which may include uncommon
technical terms, is carried out with the support of Inmetro specialists
from several sectors.
When alerted in advance, exporters may request full copy of the
proposal of the technical regulation for analysis. Once the analysis
is made, the companies may start the process of adaptation of its
products, even before the new requirements become effective, thus
avoiding delays on their delivery or any other problem in the ports
Recently, an agreement was signed by the four Metrology Institutes
of the Mercosul member countries, aiming to make the "Exporter
Alert!" available for the exporters of Argentina, Paraguay