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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Foods, Cement, Detergent, Narcotics, Appliances, TVs

Monday, November 11, 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.

Dominican Republic – fried potato products, hydraulic cement, concrete and concrete products, pineapples, detergent powder, refined soya bean oil, edible palm oil and bananas (comments due by Dec. 15)

Estonia – amended regulation on revenue stamps on alcohol and tobacco products (comments due by Jan. 30, 2014)

Israel – draft regulations on novel foods (comments due by Dec. 30)

Japan – amended ordinance on narcotics (comments due by Nov. 24)

Korea – proposed amendment of operation bulletin on electrical appliances (comments due by Jan. 4)

Mexico – Oct. 14 publication of official standard on television sets and set-top boxes (effective 60 days later)

Thailand – hazardous substances (comments due by Dec. 30)

Turkey – regulation on food additives

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