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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Toys, Beauty Aids

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
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 – draft regulations on food products (comments due by June 19)

Colombia – postponement until Nov. 29 of entry into force of technical regulation on packaged foods containing trans and/or saturated fats

Ecuador – March 2, 2013, publication of technical regulation on foods for special dietary uses

Korea – draft enforcement rule on electrical appliances (comments due by June 5)

Korea – proposed amendment of safety criteria for cotton swabs (comments due by June 5)

Korea – amendment to enforcement regulations on false eyelashes and other products (comments due by June 5)

Mexico – draft standard establishing health specifications and health and commercial labeling provisions for alcoholic beverages (comments due by May 6)

Qatar – revised conformity assessment regulation on toys (comments due by June 5)

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