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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Plastics, Concrete, Pacifiers, Cosmetics, Rebar

Monday, December 19, 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 – general guidelines on use of plastics in food packaging, certification requirement and specifications for cassava bread, test method for concrete (comments due by Dec. 26)

• Ecuador – draft technical regulations on edible fats and oils, pacifiers for babies and young children, and paint thinner (comments due by Jan. 22, 2012) and pneumatic tire retreading process (comments due by Jan. 28)

• Mexico – draft official standard on descriptions, physiochemical specification, commercial information and test methods for milk products and combined milk products

• Paraguay – technical regulation on good manufacturing practices for cosmetics and perfumes and in vitro diagnostic products

• Togo – order establishing requirements for manufacture, entry, circulation, holding, importation, sale and free distribution of reinforcing bars

• United Arab Emirates – draft technical regulation on dried and ground lime fruits and draft technical guidelines on nutritional labeling of foods (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

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