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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Medical Devices, Plastics, Cranes, Drugs

Monday, April 15, 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 – packaging, packaging and portable tanks used in land transport of hazardous goods, and ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles and the like

Brazil – draft technical regulation on good manufacturing practices for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (comments due by June 6)

Brazil – draft technical regulation on traceability of production, commercialization, dispensation and prescription of medicines (comments due by May 9)

Ecuador – draft technical regulation on plastics that degrade in the environment (comments due by June 18)

Japan – designation of new substances as poisonous and/or deleterious (comments due by June 12)

Lithuania – draft law establishing marketing conditions for construction products (comments due by June 12)

Mexico – March 20 publication of official standard on industrial cranes, which will take effect approximately May 20

Mexico – draft official standard on good manufacturing practices for medicinal products (comments due by May 13)

Turkey – draft communique on electronic instructions for use of medical devices

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