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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Syringes, Foods, Packing Materials

Monday, May 06, 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.

Israel – revised mandatory standards on carbon dioxide, sterile single-use syringes for insulin, lighters, and tile adhesives (comments due by July 3)

Japan – revised minimum requirements for biological products to add standards for two vaccines (comments due by June 7)

Kenya – requirements and test methods for unsweetened cocoa powder, cocoa-sugar mixtures, malt-based cocoa products, beeswax, synthetic liquid laundry detergents, packaging materials of corrugated or solid fiberboard, and flexible packing tubes (comments due by July 3)

Saudi Arabia – standards on commercial electric dishwashing machines, dishwashers, commercial electric rinsing sinks, irons, fabric steamers, fans, range hoods, commercial electric hoods and room heaters (comments due by July 3)

South Africa – proposed regulations on apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data (comments due by June 16)

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