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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Appliances, Electronics, High Chairs

Monday, September 23, 2013
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.

Colombia – Jan. 1, 2015, effective date of amended resolution on land-based mobile sources for freight or passenger transportation

Colombia – Jan. 18, 2014, effective date of technical regulation on the design, construction and commissioning of internal telecommunications networks

Costa Rica – modification of sucrose percentage parameter for granulated sugar cane juice because there are no technical means to determine this percentage

Ecuador – draft first revision of technical regulation on gas-fired domestic cooking appliances

Israel – revised mandatory and voluntary standards on solar water heating systems (comments due by Nov. 16)

Israel – revised mandatory standard on release of lead and cadmium from ceramic ware, glass-ceramic ware and glass dinnerware in contact with food (comments due by Nov. 16)

New Zealand – maximum power levels for standby and off modes on electronic equipment and appliances (comments due by Nov. 19)

Switzerland – draft technical standard on in-house low power repeaters (comments due by Dec. 1)

Taiwan – inspection regime for children’s high chairs (comments due by Oct. 31)

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