ePing is a free online web service that provides businesses and governments with up to date information on regulations in export markets around the world, including product requirements and standards.

ePing’s two key functions allow users to easily track regulations for different products or export markets by registering to receive customised email alerts, or to search manually to analyse existing regulations.

The system brings together notifications of changes to trading partners’ Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, which have been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

ePing was developed under a United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) project. 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 TBT and SPS requirements from trading partners to producers, exporters, governments and other interested users.