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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Electronics, Grills, Sewing Machines, Fuels

Wednesday, June 26, 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.

Colombia – draft resolution on industrial products (comments due by Sept. 5)

Mexico – June 5 publication of amended official standard on tolerances and verification methods of net content of pre-packaged products (effective approximately Aug. 5)

Mexico – draft official standard on test methods and labeling for maximum electrical power limits for equipment and appliance requiring standby power (comments due by July 22)

Peru – technical regulation on liquefied petroleum gas storage containers for use in LPG-powered motor vehicles (comments due by Sept. 9)

Saudi Arabia – regulations on commercial electric grills and toasters, outdoor barbecues, sewing machines and insect killers (comments due by Aug. 24)

Sweden – proposed requirement for sustainable biofuels to be blended into petrol and diesel fuels (comments due by Sept. 23)

Turkey – draft law on products safety and technical regulations (comments due by Aug. 24)

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