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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Appliances, Biofuels, Electrical Cables

Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Brazil – conformity assessment procedures for steam or other vapor generating boilers (comments due by July 15)

Brazil – draft technical regulation on drinking water dispensers (comments due by Aug. 11)

Mexico – June 7 publication of amended official standard on safety helmets

Philippines – revised implementing guidelines for the standard on energy efficiency factor and labeling requirements for refrigerators and freezers, clothes washing machines and television sets (comments due by Aug. 12)

Saudi Arabia – thermal storage room heaters, clothes dryers and towel rails, appliances for skin or hair care, oral hygiene appliances, instantaneous water heaters, humidifiers, air cleaning appliances, commercial electric cooking ranges and ovens, commercial electric forced convention ovens, steam cookers, steam convection ovens, water bed heaters, appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation, warming plates and similar appliances, commercial electric appliances for keeping food and crockery warm, grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances, and commercial electric griddles and griddle grills (comments due by Aug. 20)

Switzerland – amended criteria for the relief of the mineral oil tax for biofuels (comments due by Aug. 31)

Trinidad & Tobago – requirements and test methods for the construction of electrical cables (comments due by July 20)

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