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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Wiring, Food, Toxic Substances, Telecom Gear, Electric Cars, Cement, Plastic Packaging

Monday, October 24, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the World Trade Organization has been notified of regulatory changes that may affect exports of specific products to the following countries. For more information on how these restrictions may affect your business, contact ST&R.

• Costa Rica – regulation on electrical wiring (comments due by Dec. 14)

• Costa Rica – technical regulation on gluten-free foods

• Canada – proposed order adding toxic substances to Schedule 1 of Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (comments due by Nov. 30)

• Canada – amended regulations on telecommunications terminal equipment and radio apparatus (comments due by Dec. 22)

• Canada – technical standards document on electric-powered vehicles (proposed entry into force April 8, 2012)

• Canada – proposed amendment to food and drug regulations on non-medicinal ingredients (comments due by Dec. 22)

• Kuwait – mandatory standard on portland cement (comments due by Dec. 19)

• Taiwan – revisions to restrictions on use of plastic trays and packaging boxes (comments due by Nov. 19)

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