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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Diesel Engines, Electrical Apparatus, Foods

Friday, August 01, 2014
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 information on how these restrictions may affect your business, contact ST&R.

Costa Rica – pharmaceuticals

Cuba – animals, animal products, biological products and materials of any origin liable to

harm animal health

Ecuador – sound or visual signaling equipment

Egypt – milk and milk products

Japan – substances with probable effects on the central nervous system

Mexico – new diesel engines to be used for the propulsion of new motor vehicles of a gross

vehicle weight exceeding 3,857 kg and new units equipped with this type of engine

Peru – electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (e.g., switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lamp-holders and other connectors, junction boxes), for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 volts; connectors for optical fibers, optical fiber bundles or cables

Saudi Arabia – edible vegetable oils, tamarind (pulp), canned citrus fruits

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