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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Appliances, Footwear, Sporting Goods, Foods

Monday, October 28, 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 – technical requirements for fixed radio systems (comments due by Jan. 12, 2014)

China – national standards on permanent magnet synchronous motors, cage three-phase high voltage induction motors, commercial gas cooking appliances, household induction cookers, children’s footwear (except canvas rubber footwear) and sporting goods (comments due by Dec. 8)

Ecuador – draft technical regulations on protective headgear and exercise books (comments due by Jan. 1, 2014)

Indonesia – draft decree on requirements for quality and marketing of organic food system (comments due by Dec. 8)

Kuwait – draft technical regulation on prepackaged whole dates (comments due by Dec. 3)

Qatar – draft technical regulation for preserved grape leaf (comments due by Dec. 3)

Saudi Arabia – draft technical regulations on melon seeds, coffee and coffee substitute, beverages and fresh fruit juice (unpasteurized) (comments due by Dec. 3)

Taiwan – draft regulation on systematic inspection of imported food (comments due by Oct. 28)

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