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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Food, Building Products, Electronics, Water Heaters, Scales, Medicines

Friday, December 23, 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.

• Bahrain – draft technical regulations on low starch macaroni, low caloric value jam, bran bread, low calorie chocolate, pre-packaged substances used in the food products industry, canned pineapple, and materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (comments due no later than Feb. 20, 2012)

• France – electrical, electronic and HVAC equipment for buildings and products used for coating building surfaces (comments due by Jan. 23, 2012)

• Japan – technical standards on radio equipment for a broadcasting system utilizing white space and motion detectors (comments due by Feb. 20, 2012)

• Mexico – draft official standard on storage water heaters for domestic and commercial use (comments due by Feb. 6, 2012)

• South Africa – proposed amendment to regulations on scales, balances and other weighing instruments (comments due by Feb. 15, 2012)

• Switzerland – partial revision of ordinance on human and veterinary medicines (comments due by March 1, 2012)

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