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Foreign Regulatory Changes: Lamps, Foods, LPG Containers, Appliances

Wednesday, November 06, 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 – energy efficiency labeling for electromagnetic and electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps

China – national standard on minimum allowable values of energy efficiency for non-directional self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services (comments due by Nov. 24)

Colombia – draft amendment to technical regulation on milk (comments due by Jan. 22, 2014)

Ecuador – Oct. 15 effective date of amended technical regulation on labeling of processed and packaged food products

India – draft regulation on use of food additives and labeling requirement for use of various food ingredients in different foods (comments due by Dec. 24)

Kuwait – draft technical regulation on full broiler chicken pieces (comments due by Dec. 24)

Mexico – Oct. 8 publication (effective 60 days later) of amended official standard on specifications and test methods for non-portable liquefied petroleum gas containers

Mexico – Aug. 12 publication (effective 60 days later) of official standard on commercial information to be displayed on the packaging of and included in the instructions and guarantees for electronic, electrical and home electrical appliances

United Arab Emirates – draft technical regulation for chilled chicken (comments due by Dec. 24)

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