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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Auto Parts, Mattresses, Drugs, Foods

Friday, April 12, 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.

China – national standards on feed labels, seamless steel tubes for high-pressure chemical fertilizer equipment, quenching and self-tempering ribbed bars for the reinforcement of concrete, windshield wiper/washer systems, motor vehicles, and indirect vision devices for vehicles (comments due by June 10)

Israel – mandatory standard on mattresses (comments due by June 10) and revised mandatory standard on primary batteries (comments due by May 25)

New Zealand – new legislation to control unregulated psychoactive substances (comments due by June 10)

Qatar – draft technical regulations on new tires for multi-purpose vehicles, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses and trailers (comments due by June 10)

South Africa – processed and packaged meat products and dried and packaged meat products (comments due by June 21)

Taiwan – draft regulation on labeling of reusable plastic plates, bowls and dishes (comments due by June 8)

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