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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Dryers, Apparel, Plastic Dinnerware

Tuesday, July 02, 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.

Australia – rotary clothes dryers (comments due by Aug. 26)

Canada – May 30 adoption of amended regulation on arsenic trioxide

Ecuador – publication of new or amended technical regulations on apparel, household linen articles and clothing accessories; drinking water; school transportation vehicles; edible fats and oils; footwear; and household electric washing machines

France – amended order on reaction-to-fire performance of construction and outfitting materials (comments due by Aug. 5)

Israel – revised mandatory standards on recessed luminaires and air conditioners (comments due by Aug. 28)

Israel – declaration of mandatory standards on acetylene generators and safety fusible plugs for steam boilers as voluntary (comments due by Aug. 28)

Mexico – draft amended official standard on transportable liquefied petroleum gas containers (comments due by Aug. 2)

Mexico – May 29 publication of official standard for specifications and test methods for domestic cooking appliances that use LPG

Paraguay – technical regulation on household sanitary products classified under risk categories I and II

South Africa – publication of technical regulations on the grading, packing and marking of malting barley and on foodstuffs for infants and young children

Taiwan – June 10, 2014, effective date of regulations on labeling of reusable plastic plates, bowls and dishes

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