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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Pipes, Drugs, Toys, Lamps, Foods

Thursday, May 30, 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.

Canada – May 22 adoption of regulations designating prescription status for quinine and its salts and derivatives, except in oral dosage form that provides 50 mg or less of quinine base per dosage unit or per daily dose

Chile – certification procedure for multilayer polyethylene pipes with an aluminum inner layer used for fuel gases (comments due by June 25)

Colombia – draft technical regulation on domestic fuel gas facilities (comments due by Aug. 20)

France – technical specifications for internal insulation in different parts of retail stores, the handling of cash registers and shopping carts, and the relaxation of regulations on exit routes (comments due by July 3)

Korea – equivalence recognition and management procedures for processed organic foods (comments due by July 28)

Korea – proposed amendments to regulations on safety and efficacy evaluation for veterinary drugs (comments due by July 28)

Kuwait – updated technical regulation on toys for children up to 14 years of age (comments due by July 27)

Saudi Arabia – revised conformity assessment regulation for toys (comments due by July 28)

Saudi Arabia – safety requirements for commercial electric griddles and griddle grills, lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps, and closed caption TV surveillance systems for public buildings (comments due by July 28)

South Africa – May 24 publication of draft technical regulation on the grading, packing and marking of fresh vegetables

United Arab Emirates – draft technical regulation on labeling or pre-packaged foods (comments due by July 27)

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