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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Appliances, Electronics, Jewelry, Foods, IT Goods

Wednesday, November 20, 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.

Botswana – fire hose reels, symbolic safety signs, portable fire extinguishers, LPG installations, storage and filling sites for refillable LPG containers, fused plugs and connection units, pneumatic tires for commercial vehicles and trailers, bottled water, auto safety glass, hydrant systems, hose couplings, and branch pipe and nozzle connections (comments due by Jan. 5)

Chile – biotechnology products obtained using recombinant DNA techniques (comments due by Dec. 1) and electronic audio/video, information technology and communication technology equipment (comments due by Dec. 16)

China – medical devices, child restraint systems and fire protection products (comments due by Jan. 8)

Dominican Republic – jewelry (comments due by Dec. 15)

India – electronics and information technology goods

Korea – electric appliances for skin or hair care

Switzerland – tumble dryers, ovens, electrical and electronic household and office equipment, set-top boxes, electric motors, wet-rotor pumps, directional lamps, LED lamps and related equipment, heat pumps, water pumps, air conditioners and comfort fans, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, computers and computer servers, coffee machines, tires (comments due by Jan. 11)

Taiwan – pre-packaged beverages claimed to contain fruit and/or vegetable juice, low-voltage three-phase squirrel cage high-efficiency induction motors, pre-packaged food containing allergenic substances, turntables, video tape recorders/players, pocket-size radio/cassette players, electrical machines with translation or dictionary functions

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