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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Dryers, Textile Products, Lamps, Foods

Friday, July 19, 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.

Chile – energy efficiency certification procedure for electric tumble dryers for household use (comments due by Aug. 30)

Dominican Republic – labeling of new and used textile products, procedures for making and curing concrete test specimens, and air content of freshly mixed concrete containing any type of aggregate (comments due by Sept. 13)

Japan – revised ordinance on energy use of self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services by voltage more than 50 V (comments due by Sept. 16)

Kuwait – draft technical regulations on basil oil, parsley oil, oil of cinnamon leaves, and coriander (whole or ground) (comments due by Sept. 16)

Kuwait – technical regulation on mandatory expiry periods for meat and meat products, milk and milk products, baby food products, fresh foods and ready-to-eat foods (comments due by Sept. 16)

Taiwan – labeling and inspection of energy consumption and energy efficiency rating for electric storage tank water heaters (comments due by Sept. 16)

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