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Foreign Regulatory Changes That Could Affect Exports

Wednesday, December 07, 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.

• Dominican Republic – standards on fish, shellfish and fishery products; frozen fruit pulp; follow-up formula; foods for special dietary use for persons intolerant to gluten; concrete and concrete products; and diesel fuel (comments due no later than Dec. 26)

• European Union – Nov. 22 publication of amended regulation on labeling requirements applicable to all foods

• Japan – partial revision of regulation on gasoline (comments due no later than Jan. 25, 2012)

• Japan – revised standard on passenger vehicles (comments due no later than Jan. 31, 2012)

• Sweden – ordinance on tattoo ink (comments due no later than Feb. 10, 2012)

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