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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Car Seats, Footwear, Lamps, Pesticides

Tuesday, July 09, 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.

Canada – June 19 adoption of amendments to regulations on built-in restraint systems and built-in booster seats in automobiles

Canada – proposed regulatory amendments on ice wine (comments due by Aug. 29)

Colombia – June 18 effective date of amended technical regulations on labeling of made-up articles and footwear and certain articles of leather

Costa Rica – technical regulation on labels for chemical pesticides and related substances (comments due by Sept. 3)

Japan – technical regulations on field pick-up units in the 1.2GHz, 2.3GHz and 120GHz bands (comments due by Sept. 4)

Japan – amended official standards on fertilizer (comments due by Sept. 4)

Nicaragua – technical regulation on labeling of chemical pesticides and related substances (comments due by Sept. 3)

South Africa – compulsory specification for single-capped fluorescent lamps (comments due by Sept. 4)

Sweden – proposed amendment to radiation protection ordinance on powerful laser pointers (comments due by Oct. 3)

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