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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Electronics, Foods, Plastic Seats

Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Australia – minimum efficiency performance standards for computers and televisions (comments due by Aug. 12)

Bahrain – amended technical regulation on energy drinks

Bahrain – draft technical regulation on hot sauce (comments due by Aug. 12)

Brazil – revised conformity assessment procedures for plastic seats used by spectators at sports events

Cuba – samples of biological material, refrigerant gases, radioactive lightning conductors, radioactive chemical elements and ozone-depleting substances

Japan – amended enforcement order on 1,2-dichloropropane (comments due by July 19)

Malaysia – new and revised technical codes for certifying communications equipment (comments due by Aug. 13)

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