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					              WTO
              TBT NOTIFICATIONS
Issue No. 14                                                                      JULY 2010

Cadangan Peraturan Kerajaan Asing
(Proposed Foreign Government Regulations)
Maklumat mengenai cadangan keperluan peraturan dan persijilan negara asing telah
diterima oleh “WTO TBT Enquiry Point (Malaysia)”, Jabatan Pengurusan Standard,
SIRIM Berhad. Notifikasi-notifikasi ini dikeluarkan oleh negara-negara ahli yang
menandatangani perjanjian WTO mengenai halangan teknikal kepada perdagangan.
Sebagai negara ahli, pengeksport Malaysia perlu mengkaji cadangan peraturan
berkenaan dan menghantar sebarang ulasan untuk dipertimbangkan oleh negara
tersebut sekiranya keperluan baru itu menghalang perdagangan secara tidak
berpatutan. Ulasan yang lewat diterima masih boleh dipertimbangkan sekiranya
diterima tidak lama selepas tarikh akhir untuk ulasan. Salinan teks penuh peraturan-
peraturan tersebut akan didapatkan oleh Jabatan Pengurusan Standard sekiranya ada
permintaan. Sila nyatakan nombor TBT dalam permintaan anda untuk memudahkan
urusan.

(Information on proposed foreign technical regulations and certification requirements have been
received by the WTO TBT Enquiry Point (Malaysia), Standards Management Department of SIRIM
Berhad. These notifications are provided by the Governments that have signed the WTO
Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. As Malaysia is a signatory to this Agreement,
Malaysian exporters may review the proposed regulations and forward their comments for
consideration by the governments concerned if it is believed the new requirements will
unjustifiably impede trade. Even late comments, if received soon after the final comment date,
may still be considered.

Copies of the full text of these regulations will be obtained by the Standards Management
Department on request. (To expedite matters, please specify the TBT number in your request.)


                                        HIGHLIGHTS

          COUNTRY                       TITLE                ISSUED DATE        NOTIF. NO.
 BRAZIL                    Medicines       Based     On      27 July 2010   G/TBT/N/BRA/379
                           Substances     Classified As
                           Antimicrobial Use
                           Active        Pharmaceutical      27 July 2010   G/TBT/N/BRA/380
                           Ingredients
 CAMBODIA                  Labelling Of Food Products        28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/KHM/1
                           Registration   Of    Industrial   28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/KHM/2
                           Products
                           Chilli Sauce                      28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/KHM/3
 CANADA                    Radiocommunications               16 July 2010   G/TBT/N/CAN/319



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                     Equipment
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY   Food                                21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/EEC/339
                     Food                                22 July 2010   G/TBT/N/EEC/340
                     Fertilisers                         30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/EEC/341
GEORGIA              Sites  Bearing       Increased      30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/GEO/35
                     Technical Threat
INDONESIA            Self-Ballasted   Lamps        For   21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/IDN/42
                     General Lighting
ISRAEL               Plastic Piping Systems              21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/424
                     Air Conditioners                    21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/425
                     Canned Vegetables                   28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/426
                     Portable Fire Extinguishers         28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/427
                     Installations For LPG               28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/428
                     Portable Gas Cylinders              28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/429
                     Aerosol Dispensers                  28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/430
                     Aerosols                            28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/431
                     Adhesives For Tiles                 28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/432
                     Gas Cylinders                       28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/433
                     Electromechanical                   28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/434
                     Contactors
                     Ladders                             28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ISR/435
JAPAN                Substances With Probable            21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/JPN/338
                     Effects On The Central Nerve
                     System
PHILIPPINES          Energy Saving Device For            21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/PHL/130
                     Electric           Household
                     Appliances,   Lighting  and
                     Related Equipment
QATAR                Labelling  Packages           Of    30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/QAT/195
                     Tobacco Products
REPUBLIC OF COSTA    Medicines                           21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/CRI/101
RICA
REPUBLIC OF KOREA    Livestock Products                  28 July 2010   G/TBT/N/KOR/282
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH    Apricots                            30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/ZAF/126
AFRICA
SINGAPORE            Motor Vehicles                      23 July 2010   G/TBT/N/SGP/8
TAIWAN, PENGHU,      Dehumidifiers                       19 July 2010   G/TBT/N/TPKM/88
KINMEN AND MATSU
THAILAND             Lighters                            21 July 2010   G/TBT/N/THA/342
UKRAINE              Meat And Meat Products              16 July 2010   G/TBT/N/UKR/47
                     Milk And Milk Products              16 July 2010   G/TBT/N/UKR/48
                     Production Of Poultry Meat          16 July 2010   G/TBT/N/UKR/49
                     And Poultry Meat Products
UNITED STATES        Seat Belt Reminder Systems          16 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/559
                     Manufactured Housing                23 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/560
                     Furnace Fans                        23 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/561
                     Children’    Products,   Vinyl      30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/562
                     Plastic Film
                     Children’s Products, Carpets        30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/563
                     And Rugs



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Baby Cribs       30 July 2010   G/TBT/N/USA/564




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BRAZIL                                                   recommendations          on      Quality
                                                         Certification     of     Pharmaceutical
1. Medicines Based On Substances                         Products. (12 pages, in Portuguese)
   Classified As AntiMicrobial Use                       G/TBT/Notification       Number        :
                                                         G/TBT/N/BRA/380
   Draft Resolution No 58, 18 June 2010 -                Final date for comments: 21 August 2010
   packaging, labelling, dispensing and                  Proposed date of entry into force: On
   control    of   medicines     based     on            the date of adoption
   substances classified as antimicrobial.
   This technical regulation establishes
   procedures      and    requirements     for        CAMBODIA
   packaging, labelling, dispensing and
   control of drugs based on substances               1. Labelling Of Food Products
   classified as antimicrobial, that can be
   used only by medical prescription,                    Ministerial Regulation (No. 1045) on the
   isolated or in associations. This draft               labelling of food products.
   resolution has the objective to ensure                The Regulation describes the procedures
   quality, safety and efficacy of these                 for     complying      with   Cambodia's
   medicines. Anvisa will grant a period of              requirements on food labeling. (2 pages,
   180 days for all detainers of this type of            in English)
   medicines registration to produce                     G/TBT/Notification          Number      :
   medicines according to this Resolution,               G/TBT/N/KHM/1
   after its entry into force. (5 pages, in              Final date for comments: 60 days from
   Portuguese)                                           the date of notification
   G/TBT/Notification        Number          :           Proposed date of entry into force:
   G/TBT/N/BRA/379                                       December 2000
   Final date for comments: 18 July 2010
   Proposed date of entry into force: On              2. Registration Of Industrial Products
   the date of adoption
                                                         Ministerial Regulation (No. 963) on the
2. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients                     Registration of Industrial Products.
                                                         The Regulation describes the process for
   Draft Resolution No 59, 21 June 2010 –                effecting the mandatory registration with
   conduction of stability studies for active            the ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy,
   pharmaceutical ingredients.                           of    industrial   products     for  which
   This technical regulation establishes                 Cambodian standards are not available.
   procedures to carry out stability testing             (2 pages, in Khmer)
   of active pharmaceutical ingredients                  G/TBT/Notification          Number        :
   derived     from     chemical     synthesis,          G/TBT/N/KHM/2
   fermentation and isolated from natural                Final date for comments: 60 days from
   sources in order to predict, determine or             the date of notification
   monitor its retest date or its expiry date.           Proposed date of entry into force:
   All establishments that manufacture                   January 2000
   active pharmaceutical ingredients must
   attend the requirements established in             3. Chilli Sauce
   this Resolution. For imported products,
   the stability studies may be conducted                Industrial Standards of Cambodia CS
   outside the country, according to the                 0051:2005 Chilli Sauce No. 530.
   parameters defined in this Resolution.                Sets mandatory requirements for he raw
   The purpose of the stability study is to              materials,    food     additives, toxic
   determine a retest period or an expiry                substances, packaging and labelling
   date that is applicable to all batches of             used in producing and marketing chilli
   active pharmaceutical ingredients that                sauce. (9 pages, in Khmer)
   will be produced under the same                       G/TBT/Notification       Number        :
   circumstances. This Resolution is based               G/TBT/N/KHM/3
   on the World Health Organization (WHO)

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  Final date for comments: 60 days from                    European Parliament and of the Council
  the date of notification                                 of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and
  Proposed date of entry into force: 1                     health claims made on foods. (5 pages,
  October 2000                                             in English)
                                                           G/TBT/Notification     Number        :
                                                           G/TBT/N/EEC/339
CANADA                                                     Final date for comments: 60 days from
                                                           date of notification
1. Radiocommunications Equipment                           Proposed date of entry into force: 20
                                                           days from publication in the Official
  Notice is hereby given that Industry                     Journal of the EU (about a month after
  Canada is releasing the following                        adoption approx.)
  documents:
  • Standard Radio System Plan 301.4                    2. Food
  (SRSP-301.4),       Issue     5:    Technical
  Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems                     Draft Commission Regulation on the
  Operating in the Bands 1 427-1 452 MHz                   refusal of authorisation of certain health
  and 1 492-1 518 MHz, which sets out the                  claims made on foods and referring to
  minimum technical requirements for the                   the reduction of disease risk and to
  efficient utilization of these bands; and                children's development and health.
  • Radio Standards Specification 142                      This   draft    Commission     Regulation
  (RSS-142), Issue 4: Narrowband Multipoint                concerns the authorisation and refusal
  Communication Systems in the Bands 1                     of authorisation of health claims made
  429.5-1 432 MHz and 1 493.5-1 496.5 MHz,                 on foods and referring to disease risk
  which sets out certification requirements                reduction claims and to children's
  for radio transmitters and receivers of                  development         and      health     in
  narrowband multipoint communication                      accordance with Article 17(3) of
  systems      (N-MCS),       including   utility          Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the
  telemetry systems, in the bands 1 429.5-1                European Parliament and of the Council
  432 MHz and 1 493.5-1 496.5 MHz. (2                      of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and
  pages, in English and French)                            health claims made on foods. (6 pages,
  G/TBT/Notification            Number          :          in English)
  G/TBT/N/CAN/319                                          G/TBT/Notification        Number          :
  Final date for comments: 31 October                      G/TBT/N/EEC/340
  2010                                                     Final date for comments: 60 days from
  Proposed date of entry into force: 3 July                date of notification
  2010                                                     Proposed date of entry into force: 20
                                                           days from publication in the Official
                                                           Journal of the EU (about a month after
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY                                         adoption approx.)


1. Food                                                 3. Fertilisers

  Draft Commission Regulation refusing to                  The main elements of the legislative
  authorise a health claim made on                         proposal are:
  foods, other than those referring to the                    to allow the placing on the market
  reduction of disease risk and to                         of three new fertiliser types namely
  children's development and health.                       calcium formate, fluid zinc fertiliser and
  This   draft     Commission   Regulation                 IDHA (a chelating agent) in order to
  concerns the refusal of authorisation of                 make them more easily available for
  one health claim made on foods, other                    farmers across the EU;
  than those referring to the reduction of                    to harmonise the rules for micro-
  disease     risk   and    to    children's               nutrient solutions and micro-nutrient
  development         and     health      in               chelates i.e. to allow the use of more
  accordance with Article 18(5) of                         than one chelating agent, to adopt
  Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the                      common values for the minimum

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   content of water-soluble micro-nutrient           INDONESIA
   and to introduce labelling obligations for
   chelating agents chelating at least 1%            1. Self-Ballasted Lamps For General
   of the water-soluble micro-nutrient;                 Lighting
      to     introduce     fertiliser  type
   designations allowing micro-nutrients                Draft Decree of Minister of Energy and
   blends to be in compliance with the                  Mineral      Resources    on     technical
   requirements of Article 3 of Regulation              regulation for Labelling of energy
   (EC) No 2003/2003;                                   efficiency mark for self-ballasted lamps.
      to introduce references to EN                    The Decree requires that the Industrial
   standards to simplify legislation (16
                                                        businesses which produce, import and
   pages, in English)
                                                        trade self-ballasted lamps for general
   G/TBT/Notification        Number         :           lighting shall apply Labelling of energy
   G/TBT/N/EEC/341                                      efficiency mark for self-ballasted lamps
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                and shall have Supplier's Declaration of
   date of notification                                 Conformity (SDoC). The self-ballasted
   Proposed date of entry into force: 20                lamps for general lighting which are
   days from publication in the Official                traded in domestic market both
   Journal of the EU (about a month after               originated domestically and imported
   adoption approx.)                                    shall meet the requirements of Labelling
                                                        of energy efficiency mark for self-
                                                        ballasted lamps.
GEORGIA                                                 G/TBT/Notification        Number          :
                                                        G/TBT/N/IDN/42
1. Sites Bearing Increased Technical                    Final date for comments: 60 days after
   Threat                                               notification
                                                        Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   The Decree of the Government of                      months after adoption
   Georgia N 154 “On approval of
   handling safety declaration instructions
   sets forth the rules”                             ISRAEL
   The present safety declaration instruction
   sets forth the rules for filling out and          1. Plastic Piping Systems
   handing in declarations for sites bearing
   increased technical threat, like the                 Plastic piping systems for soil and waste
   following: mines, mineral processing                 discharge (low and high temperature)
   facilities that use poisonous substances,            inside buildings: Polypropylene (PP)
   underground hydro power and thermal                  systems.
   power stations, plants producing and                 Second amendment to the Mandatory
   storing     explosives   for    production           Standard SI 958 part 1. This amendment
   purposes, ferrous metal casting plants,              changes the following:
   hot and cool rolled metal, ferroalloy                1. Changes the standard's scope to
   producing plants, storages and terminals             include multi-layer polypropylene (PP)
   for oil and oil products, liquefied gas              pipes;
   stations and etc. (in Georgian).                     2. Adds to paragraph 3.2 dealing with
   G/TBT/Notification         Number         :          abbreviations        also       multi-layer
   G/TBT/N/GEO/35                                       polypropylene (PP) pipes;
   Final date for comments: -                           3. Adds to paragraph 4.1 dealing with
   Proposed date of entry into force: Upon              PP compound, the requirements for
   publication                                          multi-layer polypropylene (PP) pipes;
                                                        4. Amends table 17 of paragraph 11.2
                                                        dealing with minimum required marking
                                                        of pipe, the requirements for multi-layer
                                                        polypropylene (PP) pipes. (4 pages, in
                                                        Hebrew).


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   G/TBT/Notification     Number         :                 Israel’s Official Gazette,    Section   of
   G/TBT/N/ISR/424                                         Government Notices
   Final date for comments: 60 days from
   date of notification                                 4. Portable Fire Extinguishers
   Proposed date of entry into force:
   Generally 60 days after publication in                  Portable fire extinguishers, foam or water
   the Official Gazette, Section of                        stored pressure type: Extinguisher.
   Government Notices                                      First amendment to the Mandatory
                                                           Standard SI 66. This amendment includes
2. Air Conditioners                                        the following changes:
                                                               Changes paragraph 1.4.1 dealing
   First amendment to the Mandatory                        with the filling material;
   Standard SI 994 part 1. This amendment                      Changes paragraph 2.13 dealing
   changes the following:                                  with temperature range;
       Adds to the standard's scope the                       Changes paragraph 3.5.1 dealing
   definition for 'air conditioners for special            with acclimatization procedure as part
   purposes' (paragraph 1.1);                              of chapter 3 dealing with test methods;
       Amends paragraph 25.7 dealing                          Adds new paragraph 3.14.5 dealing
   with external flexible cords;                           with marking requirements of fire
       Adds to paragraph 30.201 dealing                   extinguisher for use in temperature
   with     isolation   against    fire,  new              range of (-5) to 600C (4 pages, in
   requirements for electrical devices for                 Hebrew).
   voltage higher than 50 volts. These                     G/TBT/Notification         Number        :
   requirements are based on the                           G/TBT/N/ISR/427
   American Standard UL 1995 of 2005;                      Final date for comments: 60 days from
   5. Adds new requirement to paragraph                    date of notification
   204 dealing with electro-magnetic                       Proposed date of entry into force:
   compatibility, the requirement to test air              Generally 60 days after publication in
   conditioners'            electro-magnetic               Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   disorders. (6 pages, in Hebrew).                        Government Notices
   G/TBT/Notification          Number         :
   G/TBT/N/ISR/425                                      5. Installations For LPG
   Final date for comments: 60 days from
   date of notification                                    Installations for liquefied petroleum
   Proposed date of entry into force:                      gases (LPG): Installation of piping and
   Generally 60 days after publication in                  accessories. Second amendment to the
   the Official Gazette, Section of                        Mandatory Standard SI 158 part 2. This
   Government Notices                                      amendment adds new references,
                                                           definitions and requirements in order to
3. Canned Vegetables                                       comply also with the requirements of SI
                                                           5862 dealing with earthquake-actuated
   Canned       vegetables:      Pickled,     or           automatic gas shutoff devices. (4
   acidified in vinegar or in food acids.                  pages, in Hebrew).
   First amendment to the partially                        G/TBT/Notification       Number         :
   Mandatory       Standard     SI   58.     This          G/TBT/N/ISR/428
   amendment changes the labelling                         Final date for comments: 60 days from
   requirements       of    canned        olives           date of notification
   described in paragraph 2.3 and in                       Proposed date of entry into force:
   appendix B 3.2. (4 pages, in Hebrew).                   Generally 60 days after publication in
   G/TBT/Notification          Number           :          Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   G/TBT/N/ISR/426                                         Government Notices
   Final date for comments: 60 days from
   date of notification                                 6. Portable Gas Cylinders
   Proposed date of entry into force:
   Generally 60 days after publication in                  Portable     gas     cylinders:    Safety
                                                           regulations.

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   Second amendment to the Mandatory                       the labeling requirements described in
   Standard SI 712. This amendment                         paragraph 104.3.5. (4 pages, in
   updates the references to all other new                 Hebrew).
   parts of this standard. (4 pages, in                    G/TBT/Notification      Number        :
   Hebrew).                                                G/TBT/N/ISR/431
   G/TBT/Notification      Number         :                Final date for comments: 60 days from
   G/TBT/N/ISR/429                                         date of notification
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                   Proposed date of entry into force:
   date of notification                                    Generally 60 days after publication in
   Proposed date of entry into force:                      Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   Generally 60 days after publication in                  Government Notices
   Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   Government Notices                                   9. Adhesives For Tiles
7. Aerosol Dispensers                                      Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI
                                                           4004 part 1. This draft standard revision
   Revision of the Mandatory Standards SI                  adopts the European Standard EN
   742 parts 1, 2 and 3 to be replaced by SI               12004: August 2007 with the following
   742. This draft standard revision                       changes that appear in the Hebrew
   combines all three parts into one                       section:
   standard that adopts the European                        Changes the standard's scope
   Council Directive 75/324/EEC: 20 May                    (paragraph 1) to apply also to ceramic
   1975 and its updates, with the following                and glass mosaic;
   changes that appear in the Hebrew                        Changes the normative references
   section:                                                described in paragraph 2;
       Replaces paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3                     Changes the gluing method to
   with paragraph 2.2 dealing with                         'combing gluing method' described in
   labelling     requirements.      This   new             paragraph 3.1.1;
   paragraph       applies    the      labelling            Changes the spreading method
   requirements       of   the      Mandatory              described in paragraphs 3.3.2 and 3.3.3;
   Standard SI 2302 part 1;                                 Deletes paragraph 3.4.7;
       Replaces paragraph 6.1.4.1(C) and                   Changes paragraph 4.3 dealing with
   defines cold inspection methods as an                   reaction of resin adhesives and adds
   alternative test method allowed as a                    reference to a test method for chemical
   final    inspection   of    filled    aerosol           resistant adhesives as described in the
   dispensers;                                             European Standard EN 12808-1:2008;
       Adds new requirement in paragraph                   Changes adhesives classification
   6.4 to test varnish integrity on the side               according to their reaction in fire
   stitch. (8 pages, in Hebrew and 14 pages                according to SI 755 dealing with
   in English).                                            behaviour of building materials during
   G/TBT/Notification        Number             :          fire;
   G/TBT/N/ISR/430                                          Deletes paragraph 5 and table 4
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                   dealing with compatibility;
   date of notification                                     Changes the marking and labelling
   Proposed date of entry into force: Both                 requirements described in paragraph 7;
   the old standards as well as the new                    Deletes Appendix ZA. (16 pages, in
   revised standard will apply for a period                Hebrew).
   of one year after publication in Israel's               G/TBT/Notification        Number         :
   Official Gazette, Section of Government                 G/TBT/N/ISR/432
   Notices                                                 Final date for comments: 60 days from
                                                           date of notification
8. Aerosol                                                 Proposed date of entry into force:
                                                           Generally 60 days after publication in
   Aerosols: Safety requirements. Second                   Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   amendment to the Mandatory Standard                     Government Notices
   SI 742 Part 2. This amendment amends

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10. Gas Cylinders                                       G/TBT/Notification      Number        :
                                                        G/TBT/N/ISR/435
   Gas Cylinders – Refillable seamless                  Final date for comments: 60 days from
   aluminium alloy gas cylinders – Design,              date of notification
   construction and testing.                            Proposed date of entry into force:
   The requirements of the existing                     Generally 60 days after publication in
   standard, SI 5198, will be declared                  Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of
   mandatory. This standard adopts the                  Government Notices
   International Standard ISO 7866 First
   edition: June 1999. (3 pages, in Hebrew).
   G/TBT/Notification        Number        :         JAPAN
   G/TBT/N/ISR/433
   Final date for comments: 60 days from             1. Substances With Probable Effects On
   date of notification                                 The Central Nerve System
   Proposed date of entry into force:
   Generally 60 days after publication in               Designation      of    "Sitei   Yakubutsu"
   Israel’s Official Gazette, Section of                (designated substances), based on the
   Government Notices                                   provision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs
                                                        Law (1960, Law No.145)
11. Electromechanical Contractors                       Proposed "Sitei Yakubutsu" (designated
                                                        substances), and their "proper uses"
   Electromechanical       contactors      for          designated under the Pharmaceutical
   household and similar purposes.                      Affairs Law. (1 page, in English).
   Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI                G/TBT/Notification          Number       :
   644 to be replaced by SI 61095. This                 G/TBT/N/JPN/338
   draft standard revision adopts the                   Final date for comments: 15 August 2010
   International Standard IEC 61095 –                   Proposed date of entry into force:
   Edition 2.0:2009-02, with a few changes              September 2010 (planned)
   that appear in the Hebrew section, as
   follows:
       Removes semi-conductor contactors            PHILIPPINES
   and contactors to be covered by the
   future standard SI 60947 part 4.1 from            1. Energy Saving Device For Electric
   the standard's scope;                                Household Appliances, Lighting And
       Changes       in   the    normative
                                                        Related Equipment
   references. (5 pages, in Hebrew and 263
   pages in English).
                                                        Draft Philippine National Standard
   G/TBT/Notification        Number          :
                                                        (DPNS) 2080:2010 – Energy saving device
   G/TBT/N/ISR/434
                                                        for electric household appliances,
   Final date for comments: 30 days from
                                                        lighting and related equipment – Safety
   date of notification
                                                        and performance requirements.
   Proposed date of entry into force: 60
                                                        This notification specifies safety and
   days after publication in Israel's Official
                                                        performance requirements for energy
   Gazette, Section of Government Notices
                                                        saving      devices      for     household
   (i.e. 12 September 2010).
                                                        appliances,     lighting     and     related
                                                        equipment for use on single phase a.c.
12. Ladders                                             supply up to 250 V, 60 Hz. Tests in this
                                                        notification    are    for    safety     and
   Ladders: terms, types, functional sizes.             performance verification for every
   First amendment to the Mandatory                     specific    load    identified    by      the
   Standard SI 1847 part 1. This amendment              manufacturer of energy saving devices.
   amends the references to scope in the                G/TBT/Notification         Number            :
   standard's introduction, as well as in the           G/TBT/N/PHL/130
   normative references and in the                      Final date for comments: 31 August 2010
   definition of the standard's scope. (4
                                                        Proposed date of entry into force: This
   pages, in Hebrew).                                   order shall take effect immediately upon
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   approval  and    publication      in    2         Products Sanitation Act' to provide the
   Newspapers of general circulation                 revised and newly mandated rules in the
                                                     Act,    which      was    amended       and
                                                     promulgated on the 25th May, 2010. The
QATAR                                                main contents of this draft reflect the
                                                     provisions for extension of the sanitary
1. Labeling    Packages      Of   Tobacco            education, the reinforcement of the
   Products                                          publication,      the    modification      of
                                                     administrative        punishment,       fine
   This draft technical regulation is                imposition and penal regulations and
   concerned with the labelling that should          the extension of the scope of HACCP
   be indicated on the packages of                   accreditation. It also includes regulatory
   tobacco products. Items related to                reform, and supplements the existing
   requirements (item 4) are compulsory.             provisions that were inadequate.
   The remaining items are voluntary. (8             - Amendment of the Presidential
   pages in Arabic)                                  Ordinance of the Livestock Products
   G/TBT/Notification       Number         :         Sanitation Act
   G/TBT/N/QAT/195                                   1) To      introduce     the   compulsory
   Final date for comments: 60 days after            packaging of chicken and duck meat in
   the date of distribution                          whole distribution and sale channel;
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6              2) To introduce a new rule on the
   months as from the date of application            compulsory packaging of hen eggs in
   in the official journal                           the category of the edible eggs;
                                                     3) To     establish    a    new     business
                                                     (Livestock      products    cutting    sales
                                                     business) which cuts processed livestock
REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA                               product such as fermented fresh Ham in
                                                     front of consumers and sells partially cut
1. Medicines                                         pieces directly to them;
                                                     4) To establish a new business (shell
   Amendments to the Regulations on the              egg sales business) which specializes in
   registration, control, importation and            collecting and distributing hen eggs;
   advertising of medicines.                         5) To amend the standard of imposing
   Amendment to Articles 3, 23, 24, 27, 29,          fines and penalty in accordance with
   30, 34, 35, 37, 45 and 50, addition of a          the change in upper limit.
   new Chapter XI, and abrogation of                 -   Amendment         of   the    Ministerial
   Article 32 of Executive Decree No.                Ordinance of the Livestock Products
   28466-S of 8 February 2000 "Regulations           Sanitation Act
   on the registration, control, importation         1) As to the method and procedures of
   and advertising of medicines".(22                 the     Livestock      product      HACCP
   pages, in Spanish).                               verification and assessment, Governors
   G/TBT/Notification         Number        :        of local governments and president of
   G/TBT/N/CRI/101                                   the KOLPHAS (Korea Livestock Products
   Final date for comments: 60 days as               HACCP Accreditation Service) shall
   from the date of notification                     make a monthly report to Director
   Proposed date of entry into force: Six            General of the NVRQS (National
   months after publication in the Official          Veterinary Research & Quarantine
   Journal                                           Service) after conducting government
                                                     verification through the record review
                                                     and on-site observation;
REPUBLIC OF KOREA                                    2) Director General of the NVRQS may
                                                     designate items that can be possibly
1. Livestock Products                                diverted from its original purpose among
                                                     the declared import livestock products
   The MIFAFF proposed the amendment                 and shall share the information with the
   of the Presidential Ordinance and the             authorized local government;
   Ministerial Ordinance of the 'Livestock
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   3) To establish Sampling procedures for            SINGAPORE
   the livestock products which are
   consumed by the E-commerce and mail                1. Motor Vehicles
   order. In that case, the delivery may be
   accepted and issuing of certificate to                Revision of standards for exhaust noise
   prove sampling is not needed;                         emission for new motor vehicles
   4) Only Ham and Cheese products                       imported into Singapore. From 1
   shall be accepted in the so-called                    October 2010 onwards, all new motor
   livestock products cutting sales business;            vehicles imported into Singapore must
   5) To develop operators responsibilities              comply with the exhaust noise emission
   of new business fields such as livestock              standards specified below.          These
   products cutting sales business and shell             revised standards are based on those
   egg sale business, and to modify part of              currently implemented in Japan and the
   the existing operators responsibilities;              EU, i.e. Directive 97/24/EC of the
   6) As to the rationalization of the scope             European Parliament and of the Council
   of the mislabelling and the exaggerative              of 17 June 1997 on certain components
   advertisement, to clarify ambiguous or                and characteristics of two or three-
   inadequate provisions;                                wheel motor vehicles; EC Council
   7) To require business operators and                  Directive 70/157/EEC of 6 February 1970
   employees to get sanitary education                   as last amended by Directive 92/97/EEC
   annually;                                             and Commission Directive 96/20/EC of
   8) To identify list of minor violations               27 March 1996; and Articles 30 and 65 of
   whose penalty has been converted                      the Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles
   from penal regulation to fine imposition.             as amended by the Ministry of Transport
   (Available in Korean, 441 pages)                      Ordinance No. 5 0f 21 February 2000
   G/TBT/Notification        Number          :           and No. 66 of 20 December 1996
   G/TBT/N/KOR/282                                       respectively of Japan.
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                Class of vehicle: Noise level measured at
   the date of notification                              0.5 metre from open end of exhaust
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be              pipe of vehicle, Decibels (A)
   determined                                            a. Motor cycle (with or without a side
                                                             car), scooter or trivan: 94;
                                                         b. Motor car, taxi or station wagon
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA                                     (whether for passengers only or for
                                                             goods and passengers): 96, 100
1. Apricots                                                  (engine at rear end);
                                                         c. Goods vehicle or bus with gross
   Proposed regulation relating to the                       vehicle weight not exceeding 3.5
   Grading, Packing and Marking of                           tonnes: 97;
   apricots intended for the sale in the                 d. Goods vehicle or bus with gross
   Republic of South Africa.                                 vehicle weight        exceeding 3.5
   The proposed regulation sets out quality                  tonnes: 99
   standards,     packing    and    marking              G/TBT/Notification         Number        :
   requirements, sampling, inspection and                G/TBT/N/SGP/8
   offences and penalties for the sale of                Final date for comments: 60 days from
   apricots in the Republic of South                     the date of circulation
   Africa".(English, 14 pages,).                         Proposed date of entry into force: 1
   G/TBT/Notification        Number        :             October 2010
   G/TBT/N/ZAF/126
   Final date for comments: 22 October
   2010
   Proposed date of entry into force: -




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TAIWAN,      PENGHU,         KINMEN        AND            THAILAND
MATSU
                                                          1. Lighters
1. Dehumidifiers
                                                             Draft TIS 879-2553 (2010) Gas Lighters.
   Requirements         for     Labelling     and            The Thai Industrial Standards Institute
   Inspection of Energy Consumption and                      (TISI) has proposed to withdraw TIS 879-
   Energy        Efficiency       Rating       for           2542 (1999) and replace it with TIS 879-
   Dehumidifiers.                                            2553 (2010) as well as to enforce it as a
   The Bureau of Energy intends to                           mandatory standard.               This draft
   promote an energy efficiency rating                       standard covers only disposable and
   labelling scheme for dehumidifiers under                  refillable lighters. (16 pages, in Thai)
   the        authorization       of       Energy            G/TBT/Notification          Number         :
   Management Act. The labelling will be                     G/TBT/N/THA/342
   divided into five grades.                                 Final date for comments: 60 days from
   The proposed requirements apply to                        the circulation date
   both        imported        products       and            Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   domestically manufactured products.                       determined
   The proposed technical regulation also
   specifies the labelling requirements, the
   conformity assessment procedures and                   UKRAINE
   post-market         surveillance       actions.
   Products that fail to conform to the                   1. Meat And Meat Products
   requirements will be prohibited from
   being imported and placed on the                          This draft Technical Regulation defines
   domestic market.                                          the main requirements for meat
   The labelling of dehumidifiers should                     products, for the production process and
   include the items below:                                  commerce,          including      relevant
   1. Product names;                                         administrative provisions, which are
   2. Product model number;                                  mandatory.         This draft Technical
   3. Rated Capacity (L/day);                                Regulation does not contain the SPS
   4. Energy factor(L/kWh);                                  requirements to the safety of meat and
   5. Energy efficiency rating;                              meat     products, but       defines   the
   6. Annual        electricity    consumption               characteristics     of     the    product,
   (kWh/year), which is calculated by the                    terminology, marking, packing, labelling,
   Rated Capacity (L/day)/labelled Energy                    conformity assessment procedures for
   factor (L/kWh) X 22.5 days. Annual                        meat and meat products. (50 pages in
   electricity consumption value shall be                    Ukrainian)
   rounded to integer;                                       G/TBT/Notification         Number         :
   7. The       year     and     announcement                G/TBT/N/UKR/47
   number        of     the      Announcement                Final date for comments: 60 days from
   containing the Criteria for Energy                        the date of notification
   Efficiency Rating of Dehumidifiers used                   Proposed date of entry into force: 2011
   for this rating determination;
   8. Registration number for this rating                 2. Milk And Milk Products
   labelling; and
   Other text as designated by the central                   Milk and milk products finished products
   competent authority.                                      made from the raw materials (concerns
   G/TBT/Notification            Number          :           an ice-cream, produced on the basis of
   G/TBT/N/TPKM/88                                           milk and cream), (concerns the finished
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                     products made on the basis of milk fat).
   date of notification                                      This draft Technical Regulation defines
   Proposed date of entry into force: Early                  the main requirements for milk products,
   2011                                                      for   the    production    process   and
                                                             commerce,         including      relevant
                                                             administrative provisions, which are
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  mandatory.         This draft Technical              UNITED STATES
  Regulation does not contain the SPS
  requirements to the safety of milk and               1. Seat Belt Reminder Systems
  milk   products,      but   defines   the
  characteristics     of    the    product,               This document requests public comments
  terminology, marking, packing, labelling,               on a petition for rulemaking submitted by
  conformity assessment procedures for                    Public Citizen and Advocates for
  milk and milk products. (33 pages in                    Highway and Auto Safety, to amend the
  Ukrainian)                                              Federal motor vehicle safety standard on
  G/TBT/Notification        Number         :              occupant crash protection to require
  G/TBT/N/UKR/48                                          automobile manufacturers to install seat
  Final date for comments: 60 days from                   belt reminder systems for rear designated
  the date of notification                                seating positions in light passenger
  Proposed date of entry into force: 2011                 vehicles. The document discusses the
                                                          agency's research and findings as well as
3. Production Of Poultry Meat And                         our knowledge of the different types of
   Poultry Meat Products                                  rear seat belt reminder systems. In
                                                          general, we are encouraged by new
  Meat and edible by-products of poultry                  methods to increase seat belt use.
  (listed in HS 0105) fresh, chilled or frozen            NHTSA      requests     comments      and
  of HS 0207, poultry fat, not rendered or                information to assist the agency in
  isolated in some other way, fresh or                    determining whether to grant or deny
  chilled, frozen, salted or pickled, dried or            the petition. (8 pages, in English)
  smoked, of HS 0209, poultry fat of HS 1501              G/TBT/Notification          Number       :
  00 90 00, sausages and similar goods                    G/TBT/N/USA/559
  made of meat, meat by-products or                       Final date for comments: 30 August
  blood, ready foods made at the base of                  2010
  these goods, of HS 16 01 00, other ready                Proposed date of entry into force: To be
  or preserved products made of meat,                     determined
  meat by-products or blood.
  This draft Technical Regulation defines              2. Manufactured Housing
  the main requirements for poultry meat
  and poultry meat products, for the                      This proposed rule would amend the
  production process and commerce,                        Federal        Manufactured        Home
  including      relevant       administrative            Construction and Safety Standards by
  provisions, which are mandatory. This                   adopting      certain  recommendations
  draft Technical Regulation does not                     made to HUD by the Manufactured
  contain the SPS requirements to the                     Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC).
  safety of poultry meat and poultry meat                 The National Manufactured Housing
  products, but defines the characteristics               Construction and Safety Standards Act of
  of the product, terminology, marking,                   1974 (the Act) requires HUD to publish in
  packing, labelling, conformity assessment               the Federal Register all proposed revised
  procedures poultry meat and poultry                     construction and safety standards
  meat products. (47 pages in Ukrainian)                  (Construction and Safety Standards, or
  G/TBT/Notification         Number           :           Standards) submitted by the MHCC. The
  G/TBT/N/UKR/49                                          MHCC has prepared and submitted to
  Final date for comments: 60 days from                   HUD       its    second      group      of
  the date of notification                                recommendations to improve various
  Proposed date of entry into force: 2011                 aspects of the Construction and Safety
                                                          Standards. HUD has reviewed those
                                                          proposals and has made several editorial
                                                          revisions to the proposals, and those
                                                          revisions have been reviewed and
                                                          accepted by the MHCC. (21 pages, in
                                                          English)


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   G/TBT/Notification       Number         :           5. Children’s Products, Carpets And
   G/TBT/N/USA/560                                        Rugs
   Final date for comments: 13 September
   2010                                                   The     Consumer      Product    Safety
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               Commission (CPSC or Commission) is
   determined                                             issuing a notice of requirements that
                                                          provides the criteria and process for
3. Furnace Fans                                           Commission         acceptance        of
                                                          accreditation of third party conformity
   This document announces a reopening                    assessment bodies for testing pursuant
   of the time period for submitting                      to the CPSC regulations relating to
   comments on the framework document                     carpets and rugs. The Commission is
   to    establish   energy     conservation              issuing this notice of requirements
   standards for the use of electricity for               pursuant to the Consumer Product
   purposes of circulating air through duct               Safety Act (CPSA). The requirements for
   work of residential heating and cooling                accreditation of third party conformity
   systems ("furnace fans"). The comment                  assessment bodies to assess conformity
   period closed on 6 July 2010.        The               with 16 CFR parts 1630 and/or 1631 are
   comment period is reopened from 15                     effective upon publication of this
   July 2010 until 27 July 2010. (1 page, in              document in the Federal Register. (4
   English)                                               pages, in English)
   G/TBT/Notification        Number         :             G/TBT/Notification       Number        :
   G/TBT/N/USA/561                                        G/TBT/N/USA/563
   Final date for comments: 27 July 2010                  Final date for comments: 20 August
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               2010
   determined                                             Proposed date of entry into force: 21
                                                          July 2010
4. Children’s Products, Vinyl Plastic Film
                                                       6. Baby Cribs
   The      Consumer      Product       Safety
   Commission (CPSC or Commission) is                     Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product
   issuing a notice of requirements that                  Safety Improvement Act of 2008
   provides the criteria and process for                  (“CPSIA”) requires the United States
   Commission          acceptance           of            Consumer Product Safety Commission
   accreditation of third party conformity                ("CPSC," "Commission" or "we") to
   assessment bodies for testing pursuant                 promulgate consumer product safety
   to the CPSC regulations under the                      standards for durable infant or toddler
   Flammable Fabrics Act relating to vinyl                products. These standards are to be
   plastic film. The Commission is issuing this           "substantially the same as" applicable
   notice of requirements pursuant to the                 voluntary standards or more stringent
   Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).                    than the voluntary standard if the
   Effective Date: The requirements for                   Commission concludes that more
   accreditation of third party conformity                stringent requirements would further
   assessment bodies to assess conformity                 reduce the risk of injury associated with
   with 16 CFR Part 1611 are effective upon               the product. The Commission is
   publication of this document in the                    proposing safety standards for full-size
   Federal Register. (4 pages, in English)                and non-full-size baby cribs in response
   G/TBT/Notification        Number           :           to the direction under section 104(b) of
   G/TBT/N/USA/562                                        the CPSIA. Section 104(c) specifies that
   Final date for comments: 20 August                     the crib standards will cover used as well
   2010                                                   as new cribs. The crib standards will
   Proposed date of entry into force: 21                  apply to anyone who manufactures,
   July 2010                                              distributes or contracts to sell a crib; to
                                                          child care facilities, and others holding
                                                          themselves out to be knowledgeable
                                                          about cribs; to anyone who leases,

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sublets or otherwise places a crib in the         To request full        text of    above
stream of commerce; and to owners                 notifications, please contact :
and operators of places of public
accommodation affecting commerce.                  WTO/TBT ENQUIRY POINT, MALAYSIA
(21 pages, in English)
                                                                SIRIM Berhad,
G/TBT/Notification       Number          :
G/TBT/N/USA/564
                                                                P.O.Box 7035
Final date for comments: 6 October                            40911 Shah Alam
2010                                                        Selangor Darul Ehsan
Proposed date of entry into force: To be            Cont./Person : Ms. Salmah Mohd
determined                                        Nordin/Mrs. Siti Faizah Roslaini Othman
                                                     Tel. : 03-5544 6909/03-5544 6335
                                                      Fax. : 03-5510 6389/5510 8830
                                                                     E-mail:
                                                       salmah_mohd.nordin@sirim.my/
                                                                roslaini@sirim.my




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