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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Appliances, Electronics, Auto Parts

Friday, January 20, 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.

• Canada – user fee proposal for inspections of fresh fruits and vegetables (comments due by Feb. 16)

• Hong Kong – voluntary water efficiency labeling scheme on urinal equipment (comments due by March 13)

• Israel – amended mandatory standards on domestic electrical appliances and mobile elevating work platforms (comments due by March 13)

• Israel – revised mandatory standards on audio, video and similar electronic apparatus and information technology equipment (comments due by Feb. 27)

• Italy – proposed act on gemmological materials (comments due by Feb. 20)

• Italy – draft decree on wheel-tire systems for cars (comments due by March 2)

• Korea – draft amendments to standards on livestock products here and here (comments due by March 13)

• Qatar – draft technical regulations on edible fats and oils, bran bread, labeling of bottled water, labeling of prepackaged substances used in the food products industry, jams, jellies and marmalade, and low starch macaroni (comments due by March 13)

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