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Foreign Regulatory Changes Could Affect Exports of Lamps, Drugs, Cookware, Lawn Equipment

Friday, August 02, 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 – electric lifts and skip hoists (comments due by Sept. 20)

Chile – safety certification and energy efficiency certification procedures for tungsten halogen lamps for domestic and similar lighting purposes (comments due by Sept. 21)

Mexico – July 22 publication of official standard on good manufacturing practices for medicinal products

Saudi Arabia – clocks; deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances; commercial electric deep fat fryers, multi-purpose cooking pans and electric boiling pans; pumps; electrical appliances for use with aquariums and garden ponds; pedestrian controlled mains-operated lawnmowers; walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmers; scissor-type grass shears; garden blowers and vacuums; whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas; multifunctional shower cabinets; audio, video and similar electronic apparatus; drives for gates, doors and windows; and heated carpets (comments due by Sept. 29)

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