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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Fertilizers, Trucks, Cosmetics, Oranges, Tires, Electrical Goods

Friday, January 13, 2012
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.

• Kenya – requirements for bio fertilizers, solid compound fertilizers and granulated superphosphate fertilizers (comments due by March 9)

• Paraguay – requirement for sleeper cabins in motor vehicles engaged in international freight transport (comments due by March 31) and updated list of preservatives allowed in personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes (comments due by March 9)

• Paraguay – documentation and physical inspection of fresh oranges entering the country and prohibition on importation of used tires for direct reuse without prior remanufacturing

• Saudi Arabia – regulations on electromechanical meters, electricity metering equipment (here and here), residual current monitors, and electronic belt weighers here and here) (comments due by March 9)

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