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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Heaters, Pipelines, Appliances, Steel, Textiles

Friday, November 11, 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.

• Argentina – technical regulation on identity and quality of paprika

• Argentina – draft resolution incorporating the definition of “pulp” with respect to fruit and vegetable juice (comments due by Nov. 21)

• Chile – text protocol for wood-fired heaters of a power not exceeding 25kW (comments due by Jan. 3, 2012)

• Colombia – amended decree on alcoholic beverages for human consumption

• France – draft decree on carrier pipelines for gas, hydrocarbons or chemicals (comments due by Dec. 31)

• Mexico – draft official standard on household refrigerators and freezers (comments due by Dec. 23)

• Paraguay – decree creating a register of exporters and importers and establishing a prior export licensing regime for steel products

• Paraguay – resolution creating register of importers and establishing prior import licensing for woven fabrics and woven cotton cord

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