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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Bathroom Fixtures, Appliances, Tires, Pressure Cookers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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.

Chile – electric hot water bottles

Cuba – baths, shower-baths, sinks, wash basins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware, of plastics; ceramic sinks, wash basins, wash basin pedestals, baths, bidets, water closet pans, flushing cisterns, urinals and similar sanitary fixtures; electric pumps; household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines that wash and dry; taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves

Ecuador – pneumatic tires; structural angles, shapes and sections of cold-formed steel or hot-rolled steel; coated corrugated steel culverts and structural plates; household pressure cookers; friction material and rivets for motor vehicle brake shoes and clutch discs; electrical panels, cabinets, pull boxes, light junction boxes and racks and rack accessories; dummies/pacifiers for babies and young children; ductless air conditioners; hazardous materials; surface tension agents; electric ovens; optical fiber conductors and co-axial conductors; festive articles

Malaysia – iron and steel products and aluminum products

Philippines – food establishments engaged in the manufacture and/or distribution, (i.e., import, export and/or wholesale) trade and/or repacking of processed food and food products; labeling of all prepackaged food products, including food supplements, whether locally manufactured or imported

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