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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Foods, Tattoo Inks, Pesticides

Tuesday, July 16, 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 – draft technical regulation on whey and modified whey

Chile – proposed requirements for mandatory safety devices and systems to be installed on motorcycles (comments due by Aug. 30)

Denmark – draft statutory order concerning tattoo inks

Dominican Republic – code of practice for the prevention and reduction of ochratoxin A contamination in coffee (comments due by Sept. 19)

Dominican Republic – code of practice for the reduction of contamination of food with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from smoking and direct drying processes (comments due by Sept. 13)

Slovenia – technical regulation establishing information required on labels of, and in accompanying booklets for, formulated chemical pesticides and related substances (comments due by Sept. 12)

Korea – technical requirement of 20MHz bandwidth for mobile telecommunications spectrum (comments due by Sept. 12)

Turkey – rules to be followed in production, processing and distribution of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Turkey – list of simulants to be used for testing migration of constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuff

Turkey – by-law on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (comments due by Sept. 12)

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