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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Umbrellas, Chairs, Medicines

Thursday, April 04, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
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.

Brazil – July 12 effective date of requirements for barley malt

Colombia – technical regulation on salt, flavored salts and salt blends (comments due by June 14)

France – amended decree on tanning devices using artificial ultraviolet radiation (comments due by June 2)

Honduras – procedures for determining fluid loss from frozen chicken (comments due by May 7)

Japan – draft revision of quality labeling rules on umbrellas and chairs (comments due by June 20)

Mexico – draft standard on good manufacturing practices for medicines (comments due by May 3)

Nicaragua – mandatory technical standard on import requirements for products of animal origin (comments due by May 8)

Thailand – revised notification on nutrition labeling of some kinds of ready-to-eat foods

Thailand – draft industrial standard for white portland cement (comments due by June 2)

Turkey – food communique on Turkish delight

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