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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Cement, Food, Computers, Tires, Water Heaters

Tuesday, December 20, 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 – standard on hydraulic cements, technical regulation on steel bars and rods and concrete structures (comments due by Dec. 26)

• Kyrgyzstan – technical regulation on production of food raw materials and food products (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

• Malaysia – orders defining halal food and imposing certification and marking requirements for such food (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

• New Zealand – draft minimum energy performance standards for computers and computer monitors (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

• Qatar – draft technical regulations on low caloric value jam, dried sour cherries, quick frozen cauliflower, canned pineapple and materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

• Taiwan – proposed mandatory inspection requirement for motorcycle tires (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

• Uganda – draft standard on solar water heating systems (comments due by Feb. 14, 2012)

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