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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Gas Lighter Products

Thursday, December 15, 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 for use of nutrition and health claims on prepackaged and prepared foods, risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology, safety assessments of foods derived from recombinant DNA plants, moisture content of dry and fresh pasta, oat flakes for human consumption, and test method for compressive strength of hydraulic cement mortars (comments due by Dec. 26)

• Korea – Dec. 1 publication of proposed amendment of mandatory safety certification standard on gas lighter products

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