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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Cosmetics, Medicines

Wednesday, September 04, 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.

Argentina – approval of amended article on sunflower seed oil

Brazil – draft technical regulation establishing Mercosur list of substances that cannot be used in personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes (comments due by Oct. 14)

Brazil – draft technical regulation on registration of herbal medicines (comments due by Oct. 14)

Chile – certification procedures for (a) gas-fired absorption and adsorption air conditioners and/or heat pumps and (b) regulators and associated safety devices for butane, propane or liquefied petroleum gas (comments due by Oct. 18)

Costa Rica – technical regulation on manufacture of natural medicines for human use (comments due by Oct. 16)

Ecuador – draft revised technical regulations on lubricating oils, motor vehicles, three-wheeled motor vehicles, packaged water, eggs and egg products, pacifiers, sauces and dressings, and safety glass for motor vehicles (comments due by Nov. 14)

Kuwait – draft technical regulations on linseed oil, raw wheat germ, canned cooked dry cowpea (comments due by Oct. 30)

Mozambique – regulation of weights

Nicaragua – mandatory technical standards on organic agricultural products, natural medicines for human use, and peanuts (comments due by Oct. 16)

South Africa – Aug. 26 publication of draft technical regulation on apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data

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