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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Furniture, Appliances, Lamps, Textile Materials

Friday, May 30, 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.

Australia – raw logs, pulp, paper and furniture products

Ecuador – household electrical appliances for cooking

Hungary – building products, fire extinguishing technology products, electrical equipment,

flammable or explosive appliances, machinery, equipment, combustible liquids, gases

Moldova – construction materials and articles consisting of or containing asbestos; cement and cement-containing mixtures; lead carbonates and lead sulfates, compounds of mercury, arsenic, cadmium and organostannic compounds as substance or in mixtures, when such substances or mixtures are intended for use in paints, for wood preservation and wood treated with above-mentioned substances, in the treatment of industrial waters, in the impregnation of heavy-duty industrial textiles and yarn intended for their manufacture, and in materials for floor and wall coverings; and persistent organic pollutants regulated by the Stockholm Convention

South Africa – electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultraviolet or infrared lamps

Turkey – green coffee beans, roasted coffee beans, ground coffee and coffee extract, soluble

coffee extract, soluble coffee and instant coffee

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