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              TBT NOTIFICATIONS
Issue No. 2                                                                 JANUARY 2009

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.
 BAHRAIN                   GCC Regulatory System         22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/80
                           For Products Acceptance
                           Grapes                        22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/81
                           Mozarella Cheese              22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/82
                           Pickled      Fruits   And     22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/83
                           Vegetables
                           Boiled     Dried    Salted    22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/84
                           Anchovies
                           Canned Crab Meat              22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/85
                           Dairy Fat Spread              22 January 2009    G/TBT/N/BHR/86




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BRAZIL               Bleach                           23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/BRA/316
                     Television Of The Type           30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/BRA/317
                     Plasma, LCD And Of
                     Projection
                     Accessible Vehicles Of           30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/BRA/318
                     Urban Characteristics For
                     Collective Transport Of
                     Passengers
                     Accessible Vehicles Of           30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/BRA/319
                     Road Characteristics For
                     Collective Transport Of
                     Passengers
                     Coconut Water                    30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/BRA/320
CANADA               Prescription  Status      Of     26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CAN/256
                     Medicinal Ingredients    For
                     Human Use
                     Prescription  Status      Of     26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CAN/257
                     Medicinal Ingredients    For
                     Human Use
COLOMBIA             Meat Of Animals Of The          24 November 2008   G/TBT/N/COL/123
                     Crocodylia             Order
                     (Crocodiles, Caymans)
                     Petroleum-Based        Liquid   24 December 2008   G/TBT/N/COL/124
                     Fuels, Biofuels, Gasoline
ECUADOR              Steel Structures                 22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/38
                     Compact          Fluorescent     22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/39
                     Lamps
                     Welding        Of       Steel    22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/40
                     Structures
                     List Of Goods Subject To         29 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/41
                     Control
                     Imported Goods Product           29 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/42
                     List Of Goods Subject To         29 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ECU/43
                     Control
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY   Active Substances Used In        22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/EEC/242
                     Biocidal Products
                     Hair Dye Products                22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/EEC/243
                     Organostannic      Com-          22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/EEC/244
                     pounds
FRANCE               Products Made Of Leather        16 December 2008   G/TBT/N/FRA/92
                     And Similar Materials
                     Products Made Of Leather        16 December 2008   G/TBT/N/FRA/93
                     And Similar Materials
                     Agricultural Or Forestry         27 January 2008   G/TBT/N/FRA/94
                     Tractors
                     Construction Products            29 January 2008   G/TBT/N/FRA/95
GUATEMALA            Veterinary  Drugs        And     9 January 2009    G/TBT/N/GTM/62
                     Related Products
ISRAEL               Information    Technology        27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ISR/254
                     Equipment
                     Audio, Video And Similar         27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ISR/255
                     Electrical Apparatus



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                    Power Cables                      28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ISR/256
                    Medical             Electrical    27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ISR/257
                    Equipment
                    Gas Cylinder                      30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ISR/258
JAMAICA             Maintenance Or Use Of             22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/JAM/18
                    Electrical Systems And
                    Equipment
JAPAN               Poisonous And Deleterious         22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/JPN/293
                    Substances
                    Motor Vehicles                    22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/JPN/294
KUWAIT              General     Standard      For     22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/KWT/18
                    Cheese
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC     Ecological Safety                 26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/KGZ/12
MONGOLIA            Certain       Imported            26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/MNG/4
                    Prepackaged Goods With
                    Labelling
PAKISTAN            Concentrated Fruit Juice          23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PAK/31
                    Flavoured Milk                    23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PAK/32
                    Orange Juice                      23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PAK/33
                    Mayonnaise                        23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PAK/34
                    Butter                            23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PAK/35
PARAGUAY            Naturally Hard, Hot-Rolled,      19 November 2009   G/TBT/N/PRY/20
                    Shaped Steel Bars
                    Switches       For       Fixed   17 December 2009   G/TBT/N/PRY/21
                    Electrical Installations
PERU                Toys                              12 January 2009   G/TBT/N/PER/22
REPUBLIC OF CHINA   Disposable           Plastic      23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/530
                    Tableware
                    Plastic Cling Wrap Film For       23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/531
                    Keeping Fresh Of Food
                    Food Machinery                    23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/532
                    Agricultural And Forestry         23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/533
                    Machinery
                    Inter-Row Mowing Units            23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/534
                    Tractor Fuel Tank                 23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/535
                    External         Cylindrical      23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/536
                    Grinding Machines With A
                    Movable Table
                    Surface            Grinding       23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/537
                    Machines With Horizontal
                    Grinding Wheel Spindle
                    And Reciprocating Table
                    Cylindrical Gear Grinding         23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/538
                    Machines
                    Non-Powered Air-Purifying         23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/539
                    Respirators
                    Long     Tube     Breathing       23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/540
                    Apparatus
                    Personal fall Protection          23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/541
                    Systems
                    Electrically      Insulating      23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/542
                    Footwear



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                        Packaging Of Dangerous          23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/543
                        Goods Transported By Air
                        Portable Tanks                  23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/544
                        Large    Packaging    For       23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/545
                        Dangerous Goods
                        Packaging Of Dangerous          23 January 2009   G/TBT/N/CHN/546
                        Goods      For   Calcium
                        Carbide
REPUBLIC OF KOREA       Meat                            20 January 2009   G/TBT/N/KOR/202
                        Construction Machinery          22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/KOR/203
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH       Caravans         And    Light   27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ZAF/93
AFRICA                  Trailers; Trailers And Semi-
                        Trailers
                        Trailers; Trailers And Semi-    27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ZAF/94
                        Trailers
                        Single-Capped                   27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ZAF/95
                        Fluorescent Lamps
                        Buses                           27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ZAF/96
                        Vehicles Used For The           27 January 2009   G/TBT/N/ZAF/97
                        Carriage Of Goods
SAINT LUCIA             Table Eggs                      22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/LCA/48
SAINT VINCENT AND THE   Standard For Evaporated         28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/1
GRENADINES              Milk
                        Wheat Flour                     28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/2
                        Standard For Milk Powders       28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/3
                        And Cream Powders
                        Spices And Sauces               28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/4
                        Standard For Sweetened          28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/5
                        Condensed Milks
                        Wet Seasoning                   28 January 2009   G/TBT/N/VCT/6
TAIWAN, PENGHU,         Radio Navigational       Aid    22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/TPKM/67
KINMEN AND MATSU        Apparatus
THAILAND                Tobacco      And   Tobacco      22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/THA/287
                        Products
                        Tobacco      And   Tobacco      22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/THA/288
                        Products
                        Tobacco      And   Tobacco      22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/THA/289
                        Products
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO     Specification For Liquefied     22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/TTO/60
                        Petroleum Gases (LPG)
UNITED KINGDOM          Pedal Cycles                    22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/GBR/19
UNITED STATES           Children’s Metal Jewellery      22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/444
                        Water Heaters, Heating          22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/445
                        Equipment, Pool Heaters
                        Milk And Cream Products         22 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/446
                        And Yogurt Products
                        Children’s Products             26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/447
                        Children’s Products             26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/448
                        Children’s Products             26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/449
                        Children’s Products             26 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/450
                        Consumer          Products,     30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/451
                        Adhesives, sealants



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Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts   30 January 2009   G/TBT/N/USA/452




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BAHRAIN                                                below 75 gm. etc. (8 pages in Arabic
                                                       and 7 pages in English).
1. GCC Regulatory System For Products                  G/TBT      Notification    Number       :
   Acceptance                                          G/TBT/N/BHR/81
                                                       Final date for comments: 60 days from
   The Draft GCC Guide for Approved                    the notification date
   (Notified)    Bodies        explains  the           Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   requirements,        registration,   and            determined
   assessment of bodies seeking to carry out
   conformity assessments to fulfil the             3. Mozarella Cheese
   relevant requirements in the Gulf
   Technical Regulations concerning the                This draft technical regulation specifies
   GCC conformity assessment program.                  the requirements stated in the Gulf
   The guide also explains the withdrawal of           standard GSO 833 "Mozarella cheese"
   such bodies, as well as the transition              under clauses 7 and 8 (packaging and
   period arrangements. (11 pages, in                  labelling) as mandatory requirements. It
   Arabic).                                            specifies that product shall be packed in
   G/TBT      Notification       Number     :          tightly closed containers to keep its
   G/TBT/N/BHR/80                                      properties. It also describes label
   Final date for comments: 60 days from               requirements such as : name of the
   the date of circulation                             product, fat content by weight or in dry
   Proposed date of entry into force: Not              matter, moisture content, the source of
   yet determined                                      rennet...etc. (10 pages in Arabic and 7
                                                       pages in English).
2. Grapes                                              G/TBT       Notification     Number      :
                                                       G/TBT/N/BHR/82
   This draft technical regulation specifies           Final date for comments: 60 days from
   the requirements stated in the Gulf                 the notification date
   standard GSO 464 "Grapes" under                     Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   clauses 6 and 9 (packaging and                      determined
   labeling) as mandatory requirements. It
   specifies the following:                         4. Pickled Fruits And Vegetables
   • The contents of each package must
   be uniform and contain only bunches of              This draft technical regulation specifies
   the same origin, variety, quality and               the requirements stated in the Gulf
   degree of ripeness;                                 standard GSO "Pickled fruits and
   • Consumer packages of a net weight                 vegetables" under clauses 7 and 10
   not exceeding 1 kg may contain mixtures             (packaging and labelling) as mandatory
   of table grapes of different varieties,             requirements. It specifies the following:
   provided they are uniform in quality,               • The container should be well filled by
   degree of ripeness;                                 the product (including packing medium
   • Table grapes must be packed in such a             when appropriate) which should occupy
   way as to protect the product properly              not less than 90% of the water capacity
   from contamination;                                 of the container.
   • The containers shall meet the quality,            • The drained weight of the product
   hygiene, ventilation and resistance                 should not be less than 40% in whole and
   characteristics     to   ensure   suitable          halves style, and not less than 50% in
   handling, shipping and preserving of the            pieces style and other styles of the net
   table grapes. Packages must be free of              weight ( except for pickled red cabbage
   all foreign matter and smell.                       should not be less than 45% of the net
   It also describes label requirements such           weight).
   as : name of the product (according to              It also describes label requirements such
   variety), name and address of exporter,             as : name of the product according to
   packer and/or dispatcher, nature of                 type and in combination with the name
   product (Table Grape), country of origin,           of major ingredient...etc. (10 pages in
   class, net weight, weight of the bunches            Arabic and 7 pages in English).

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   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :            clauses 7 and 8 (packaging and
   G/TBT/N/BHR/83                                       labelling) as mandatory requirements. It
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                specifies that product shall be packed in
   the notification date                                a suitable hermetically sealed containers
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be             to keep its characteristics. It also
   determined                                           describes label requirements such as :
                                                        Product name ( dairy fat spreads ) or (
5. Boiled Dried Salted Anchovies                        reduced dairy fat spreads ), Product type
                                                        ( Salted or unsalted or sweetened ), Milk
   This draft technical regulation specifies            fat content percentage, etc. (8 pages in
   the requirements stated in the Gulf                  Arabic and 5 pages in English).
   standard GSO "Boiled dried salted                    G/TBT       Notification     Number      :
   anchovies" under clauses 8 and 9                     G/TBT/N/BHR/86
   (packaging and labelling) as mandatory               Final date for comments: 60 days from
   requirements. It specifies that product              the notification date
   shall be packed in suitable hermetically             Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   sealed containers to save it from                    determined
   contamination. It also describes label
   requirements such as: name of the
   product, fish name and scientific name,           BRAZIL
   size and grade of the product, storage &
   cooking instructions, etc. (8 pages in            1. Bleach
   Arabic and 5 pages in English).
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :            This technical regulation determines
   G/TBT/N/BHR/84                                       definitions,    general      characteristics,
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                allowed       active     and    coadjuvant
   the notification date                                substances, presentation form, warnings
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be             to be placed at labelling of products
   determined                                           classified as Bleach, as a way to minimize
                                                        risks to human health. It also revokes
6. Canned Crab Meat                                     Administrative Act (Portaria) nº 89, 25
                                                        August 1994 promulgated by Sanitary
   This draft technical regulation specifies            Surveillance Secretary/Ministry or Health.
   the requirements stated in the Gulf                  (6 pages, in Portuguese).
   standard GSO "Canned crab meat"                      G/TBT        Notification     Number        :
   under clauses 7 and 8 (packaging and                 G/TBT/N/BRA/316
   labelling) as mandatory requirements. It             Final date for comments: 24 February
   specifies that product shall be packed in            2009
   suitable hermetically sealed containers to           Proposed date of entry into force: 180
   keep its characteristics. It also describes          days after adopted
   label requirements such as: name of the
   product, net weight and drained weight,           2. Television Of The Type Plasma, LCD
   etc. (8 pages in Arabic and 5 pages in               And Of Projection
   English).
   G/TBT       Notification     Number       :          Draft Ministerial Act on conformity
   G/TBT/N/BHR/85                                       assessment procedure for Televisions of
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                the type Plasma, LCD and of Projection.
   the notification date                                (27 pages, in Portuguese).
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be             G/TBT     Notification       Number   :
   determined                                           G/TBT/N/BRA/317
                                                        Final date for comments: 30 days after
7. Dairy Fat Spread                                     the publication of this notice
                                                        Proposed date of entry into force: 1
   This draft technical regulation specifies            August 2010
   the requirements stated in the Gulf
   standard GSO "Dairy fat spread" under

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3. Accessible Vehicles          Of Urban             ingredients to Part I of Schedule F to the
   Characteristics    For        Collective          Food and Drug Regulations.
   Transport Of Passengers                           Description of the medicinal ingredients:
                                                     1. Ambrisentan is an endothelin receptor
   Draft Ministerial Act on conformity               antagonist that is used to treat
   assessment procedure for Manufacture              pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a
   of Accessible Vehicles of Urban                   condition characterized by high blood
   Characteristics for Collective Transport of       pressure in the pulmonary artery.
   Passengers. (22 pages, in Portuguese).            2. Etravirine and its salts is an HIV non-
   G/TBT     Notification       Number       :       nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
   G/TBT/N/BRA/318                                   (NNRTI). Etravirine and its salts is used in
   Final date for comments: 30 days after            the         treatment         of      human
   the publication of this notice                    immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)
   Proposed date of entry into force: Not            infection in patients for whom other HIV
   stated                                            treatments are not effective.
                                                     3. Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin
4. Accessible     Vehicles       Of   Road           beta is a polymer-based erythropoietic
                                                     compound that increases the number of
   Characteristics    For        Collective
                                                     red blood cells and hemoglobin level in
   Transport Of Passengers                           the blood. Methoxy polyethylene glycol-
                                                     epoetin beta is used for the treatment of
   Draft Ministerial Act on conformity               anemia in patients with chronic kidney
   assessment procedure for Manufacture              disease.
   of    Accessible    Vehicles    of   Road         4. The current listing for 'naltrexone and its
   Characteristics for Collective Transport of       salts' is revised to 'naltrexone and its salts
   Passengers. (22 pages, in Portuguese).
                                                     and derivatives'. The revised listing is
   G/TBT     Notification       Number       :       necessary to include the new medicinal
   G/TBT/N/BRA/319                                   ingredient, methylnaltrexone bromide, a
   Final date for comments: 30 days after            derivative of naltrexone. Naltrexone and
   the publication of this notice                    its salts and derivatives are opioid
   Proposed date of entry into force: Not            receptor antagonists, which block or
   stated                                            lessen the action of opioid drugs such as
                                                     morphine without causing a biological
5. Coconut Water                                     response of their own. Methylnaltrexone
                                                     bromide acts by reducing the effect of
   The notified regulation opens a 60-day            opioid drugs on the intestinal tract and is
   period for public consultation on the             used to treat constipation in patients with
   draft normative instruction that approves         advanced illness such as incurable
   the      technical       regulations    for       cancer who are receiving opioid drugs
   identification and quality standards of           on a continuous basis to alleviate pain.
   Coconut water. (in Portuguese).                   Methylnaltrexone             bromide        is
   G/TBT       Notification     Number       :       administered by injection under the skin.
   G/TBT/N/BRA/320                                   5. Nepafenac is a nonsteroidal anti-
   Final date for comments:             To be        inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used
   announced after the comment period                for management of eye pain and
   Proposed date of entry into force: 13             inflammation associated with cataract
   March 2009                                        surgery.
                                                     6. Panitumumab is a monoclonal
                                                     antibody that acts on certain types of
CANADA                                               cancer cells and may prevent the
                                                     cancer cells from growing or dividing.
1. Prescription Status Of Medicinal                  Panitumumab is used to treat cancer of
   Ingredients For Human Use                         the colon or rectum that has spread to
                                                     other parts of the body.
   The purpose of this letter is to provide an       7. Retapamulin is a topical antibiotic
   opportunity for comment on the                    ointment that is used to treat bacterial
   proposed addition of eight medicinal              skin infections such as impetigo and small
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  infected cuts, abrasions and sutured                     a prescription in order to be sold in
  wounds.                                                  Canada.
  8. Sitagliptin and its salts is a member of a            Schedule F is a list of medicinal
  new class of medicines called dipeptidyl                 ingredients, the sale of which is controlled
  peptidase-4 (DPP-IV) inhibitors used to                  under sections C.01.041 to C.01.049 of
  treat type II diabetes. Sitagliptin is used to           the Food and Drug Regulations. Part I of
  improve blood sugar level in patients with               Schedule F lists ingredients that require a
  type 2 diabetes mellitus in addition to                  prescription for human use and for
  diet and exercise.                                       veterinary use. Part II of Schedule F lists
  The degree of regulatory control                         ingredients that require a prescription for
  afforded by Schedule F (prescription                     human use, but do not require a
  drug) status coincides with the risk factors             prescription for veterinary use if so
  associated       with     each      medicinal            labelled or if in a form unsuitable for
  ingredient. Oversight by a practitioner is               human use.
  necessary to ensure that appropriate                     Description: Fluconazole is a triazole
  risk/benefit information is considered                   antifungal agent indicated for the
  before      the    drug      containing    the           treatment of vaginal yeast infections
  medicinal ingredient is administered and                 due to Candida. Vaginal candidiasis is a
  that the drug therapy is properly                        common        vaginal    yeast     infection
  monitored.                                               affecting many women. The proposed
  Schedule F is a list of medicinal                        non-prescription fluconazole 150 mg
  ingredients, the sale of which is controlled             would     have      exactly    the     same
  under sections C.01.041 to C.01.049 of                   indications for use as the currently
  the Food and Drug Regulations. Part I of                 available prescription fluconazole 150
  Schedule F lists ingredients that require a              mg. Single dose orally administered
  prescription for human use and for                       fluconazole 150 mg has been available
  veterinary use. Part II of Schedule F lists              in Canada as a prescription drug for
  ingredients that require a prescription for              treatment of vaginal candidiasis since
  human use, but do not require a                          1994. (3 pages, in English and French).
  prescription for veterinary use if so                    G/TBT      Notification      Number         :
  labelled or if in a form unsuitable for                  G/TBT/N/CAN/257
  human use. (7 pages, available in                        Final date for comments: 26 March 2009
  English and French).                                     Proposed date of entry into force: On
  G/TBT        Notification        Number       :          the date the measure is adopted
  G/TBT/N/CAN/256
  Final date for comments: 16 March 2009
  Proposed date of entry into force: On                 COLOMBIA
  the date the measure is adopted
                                                        1. Meat Of Animals Of The Crocodylia
2. Prescription Status Of Medicinal                        Order (Crocodiles, Caymans)
   Ingredients For Human Use
                                                           The notified draft Resolution establishes
  This Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide an             the sanitary requirements to be met by
  opportunity for comment on the                           establishments that process, package,
  proposal to amend Part I of Schedule F                   transport, sell, import, export and market
  to the Food and Drug Regulations to                      meat for human consumption from
  revise the listing for Fluconazole to                    animals of the Crocodylia order.           It
  “Fluconazole, except when sold in a                      covers the following: purpose; scope;
  concentration of 150 mg per oral dosage                  definitions;       slaughterhouses      and
  unit and indicated for the treatment of                  butchering establishments; storage, sale
  vaginal candidiasis”.                                    and      transportation;         inspection,
  Fluconazole is currently listed in Part I of             monitoring and control;               safety
  Schedule F without any qualifying                        measures and penalties;         notification
  phrases or exceptions. This means that all               and period of validity. (64 pages, in
  strengths of fluconazole currently require               Spanish).


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   G/TBT      Notification   Number       :                  Proposed date of entry into force:      Six
   G/TBT/N/COL/123                                           months after adoption
   Final date for comments: 15 March 2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: Six                 2. Compact Fluorescent Lamps
   months after the date of publication in
   the Official Journal                                      The notified draft Technical Regulation
                                                             establishes the following in respect of
2. Petroleum-Based            Liquid      Fuels,             the energy efficiency of compact
   Biofuels, Gasoline                                        fluorescent lamps: Scope; Definitions;
                                                             Requirements; Inspection; Conformity
   Purpose;       scope;        definitions and              assessment tests; Sampling; Reference
   acronyms;            technical       provisions           standards and standards consulted,
   applicable        to     all     installations;           Demonstration         of    compliance;
   automotive service stations;           special            Conformity assessment and certification
   technical requirements for automotive                     bodies; Inspection and/or supervisory
   and fluvial service stations located in                   authority; Type of inspection and/or
   certain municipalities; storage; marine                   monitoring; Penalty regime; Liability of
   service stations;         aviation service                conformity assessment bodies;       and
   stations; major consumers with fixed                      Review and updating. (14 pages, in
   installations; supply facilities; conformity              Spanish).
   assessment procedure; demonstration                       G/TBT      Notification   Number       :
   of compliance; standards referenced or                    G/TBT/N/ECU/39
   consulted; monitoring and inspection                      Final date for comments: 60 days after
   body;      penalty system;         period of              circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   validity;    derogations and transition                   Proposed date of entry into force: Six
   period. (62 pages, in Spanish).                           months after adoption
   G/TBT       Notification       Number         :
   G/TBT/N/COL/124                                        3. Welding Of Steel Structures
   Final date for comments: 18 March 2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: Upon                   The notified draft Technical Regulation
   publication in the Official Journal                       establishes the following in respect of
                                                             structural    steel    welding:    Scope;
                                                             Definitions; General conditions; Specific
ECUADOR                                                      requirements; Conformity assessment
                                                             tests; Sampling; Standards, regulations
1. Steel Structures                                          and codes serving as references or
                                                             consulted;         Demonstration        of
   The notified draft Technical Regulation                   compliance; Conformity assessment
   establishes the following in respect of                   and certification bodies; Inspection
   the design, manufacture and assembly                      and/or supervisory authority; Type of
   of steel structures: Scope; Definitions;                  inspection and/or monitoring; Penalty
   General conditions;       Requirements;                   regime;      Liability   of     conformity
   Standards, regulations and codes                          assessment bodies; and Review and
   serving as references or consulted;                       updating. (13 pages, in Spanish).
   Demonstration          of   compliance;                   G/TBT       Notification    Number        :
   Conformity assessment and certification                   G/TBT/N/ECU/40
   bodies; Inspection and/or supervisory                     Final date for comments: 60 days after
   authority; Type of inspection and/or                      circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   monitoring; Penalty regime; Liability of                  Proposed date of entry into force: Six
   conformity assessment bodies;       and                   months after adoption
   Review and updating. (25 pages, in
   Spanish).                                              4. List Of Goods Subject To Control
   G/TBT       Notification  Number       :
   G/TBT/N/ECU/38                                            Prior to importation and marketing,
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                    respectively, the domestic products and
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                        the products manufactured abroad

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   which are listed in Annex 1 "List of goods         EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
   subject to control", and are thus
   required to comply with technical                  1. Active Substances Used In Biocidal
   regulations, must demonstrate their                   Products
   compliance by means of a certificate of
   conformity issued by a duly accredited                The draft Commission Decision concerns
   certification body. (22 pages, in
                                                         a list of active substances for which the
   Spanish).
                                                         industry had initially notified their intention
   G/TBT       Notification   Number        :            to submit information for their risk and
   G/TBT/N/ECU/41                                        efficacy assessment - and on this basis
   Final date for comments: -                            they were allowed to remain on the
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1                  biocides market. However, when the
   December 2008                                         deadline for submission of this information
                                                         arrived, no dossiers were submitted.
5. Imported Goods Product                                Consequently, these substances will not
                                                         be examined under the 10-year review
   Imports    of    products    subject  to              programme established by Article 16(2)
   compliance          with      mandatory               of the Biocides Directive 98/8/EC, and a
   Ecuadorian technical regulations (RTE                 decision should now be taken to remove
   INEN) and mandatory Ecuadorian                        them from the biocides market, after a
   technical standards (NTE INEN) require a              12-month phase-out period. (4 pages, in
   certificate of recognition (Form INEN-1)              English).
   of conformity with such regulations and               G/TBT       Notification       Number          :
   standards. (4 pages, in Spanish).                     G/TBT/N/EEC/242
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :             Final date for comments: 60 days from
   G/TBT/N/ECU/42                                        date of notification
   Final date for comments: -                            Proposed date of entry into force: n/a
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1
   December 2008                                      2. Hair Dye Products
6. List Of Goods Subject To Control                      The Scientific Committee on Consumer
                                                         Products (SCCP) recommended an
   Goods shipped to Ecuador prior to the                 overall safety assessment strategy for hair
   entry into force of National Quality                  dye       substances      including     the
   Council (CONCAL) Resolutions Nos.                     requirements for testing substances used
   001-2008       and       002-2008       on            in hair dye products for their potential
   1 December 2008 require a certificate of              genotoxicity/mutagenicity.
   recognition (Form INEN-1) issued in                   Following the opinions of the SCCP, the
   accordance       with   the    regulations            Commission, together with Member
   prevailing at the time of shipment (prior             States and stakeholders, agreed on an
   to 1 December 2008), provided that the                overall strategy to regulate substances
   transport documents show compliance                   used in hair dye products, according to
   with this requirement. (5 pages, in                   which the industry was required to submit
   Spanish).                                             files containing the scientific data on hair
   G/TBT      Notification     Number        :           dye substances to be evaluated by the
   G/TBT/N/ECU/43                                        SCCP.
   Final date for comments: -                            Substances for which updated safety files
   Proposed date of entry into force: 4                  were submitted are currently being
   December 2008                                         evaluated by the SCCP. For 17 hair dye
                                                         substances final opinions have already
                                                         been given by the SCCP. Therefore,
                                                         definitive regulation of these hair dye
                                                         substances, on the basis of such
                                                         evaluations, can take place.
                                                         Substances p-Phenylenediamine (PPD)
                                                         and toluene-2,5-diamine (PTD) are

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  currently regulated under entries 8 and 9                thus complementing the ban on their use
  in part 1 of Annex III to Council Directive              in the EU as a consequence of Directive
  76/768/EEC. The SCCP classified these                    98/8/EC on biocidal products;
  substances       as    extreme     sensitizers           (b)        Concerning         di-substituted
  contributing to a great extent to the                    organostannic compounds (commonly
  incidence of skin allergies among                        acting as stabilisers and catalysts), a ban
  consumers to hair dye products. The risk                 on Dibutyltin (DBT) compounds in all
  assessment of the submitted additional                   articles and mixtures (with certain time
  data on PPD and PTD, and final decisions                 limited exemptions for applications for
  made by the SCCP on the safety of these                  which no alternatives currently exist) and
  substances       might    still  require    a            a ban on Dicoctyltin (DOT) compounds
  considerable amount of time. As a                        in specific products which were identified
  precautionary measure to reduce the risk                 as contributing significantly to overall
  of allergies to hair dye products among                  exposure of consumers.
  consumers, the maximum authorized                        These measures will become effective
  concentrations of PPD and PTD should be                  after a transition period of three years. (6
  immediately decreased to the levels for                  pages, in English).
  which the industry submitted the safety                  G/TBT       Notification      Number        :
  files.                                                   G/TBT/N/EEC/244
  In view of the above, the European                       Final date for comments: 60 days from
  Commission intends:                                      date of notification
  • To create 17 new entries in Annex III,                 Proposed date of entry into force: n/a
  part 1 (“List of substances which
  cosmetic products must not contain
  except subject to the restrictions and                FRANCE
  conditions laid down”) to Cosmetics
  Directive.                                            1. Raw      Materials         And    Semi-
  • To decrease the maximum authorized                     Manufactured     Or        Manufactured
  concentrations of PPD and PTD to the
                                                           Products
  levels for which the industry submitted
  the safety files. According to this
                                                           The notified draft Order contains the
  proposal,      the     maximum      allowed
                                                           definitions of animal species, tanning
  concentrations for PPD and PTD, set out
                                                           methods, surface types, and finishes
  in Annex III, part 1 to Cosmetics Directive,
                                                           previously established by the Decree of
  in the hair dye formulations applied to
                                                           18 February 1986 concerning trade in
  hair will be 2% and 4%. (9 pages, in
                                                           products made of leather and similar
  English).
                                                           materials. Including these definitions in
  G/TBT       Notification        Number       :
                                                           an Order will make it easier to amend
  G/TBT/N/EEC/243
                                                           them if necessary.          The following
  Final date for comments: 60 days from
                                                           adjustments have been made in relation
  date of notification
                                                           to the existing provisions:
  Proposed date of entry into force: 20
                                                           - The draft Order sets forth the symbols
  days following the publication in the
                                                           that may be used alongside the names
  Official Journal of the EU
                                                           of the various raw materials. Separate
                                                           symbols are given for leather and split
3. Organostannic Compounds                                 leather;
                                                           - The draft Order also takes into account
  This proposal for a Commission Decision                  the "semi-aniline" type of finish referred
  amends the existing restrictions on                      to in Standard EN 13336 ("Upholstery
  organostannic compounds, imposed by                      Leather Characteristics"), which was not
  earlier   amendments       to   Directive                provided for in French regulations. The
  76/769/EEC. It will provide the following                text thus eliminates any risk of legal
  additional restrictions on the use of                    uncertainty for products associated with
  certain organostannic compounds in                       the "semi-aniline" type of finish, most
  consumer articles:                                       notably with a view to maintaining a
  (a) A ban on the use of tri-substituted
  organostannic compounds in all articles
                                                   12
   competitive balance between French                      modified tractors that are new or
   and foreign operators. (4 pages).                       placed on the market for the first time in
   G/TBT     Notification      Number      :               the European Community. It sets forth
   G/TBT/N/FRA/92                                          procedures for the accreditation and
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                   approval of the bodies responsible for
   the date of receipt of the notification                 issuing national individual approval
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be                decisions and carrying out tests,
   determined                                              examinations and checks. The draft text
                                                           specifies the content of the information
2. Products Made         Of    Leather    And              folder that must accompany the
   Similar Materials                                       application for approval submitted to
                                                           the accredited body. It defines the
   The notified draft Decree repeals the                   conformity assessment criteria based on
   Decree of 18 February 1986 relating to                  European Directives relating to tractors
   trade in products made of leather and                   in categories T2 and T3, through which
   similar materials with a view to updating               destructive testing may be avoided.
   its provisions:                                         The text also sets forth the model for an
   - Under the draft Decree, operators                     approval decision showing the tractor's
   may put the name of the species of                      identification number and provides for
   animal      from     which    the    leather            the simplification of the procedure
   originates, rather than the name of the                 followed in cases where a manufacturer
   animal itself, on the labels of the                     seeks approval for a tractor in respect of
   products in question. Operators who                     which an identical application has
   would only be able to prove the precise                 already been filed. (19 pages).
   origin of the leather through costly DNA                G/TBT       Notification     Number       :
   testing, may therefore choose to                        G/TBT/N/FRA/94
   provide the name of the animal species                  Final date for comments: 60 days
   only;                                                   Proposed date of entry into force: -
   The draft Decree allows symbols to be
   used alongside the names of the raw                  4. Construction Products
   materials in accordance with the
   conditions set forth in its draft                       The notified text is a ministerial Order
   Implementing Order (also notified);                     prohibiting the placing on the market of
   - The draft Decree refers back to that                  construction and decorative products
   same Order for a certain number of                      that emit certain Category 1 or 2
   definitions (those of animal species,                   carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic
   tanning methods, surface types and                      substances. It provides that construction
   finishes). Establishing these definitions by            and decorative products may be
   Order rather than in the body of the                    placed on the market only if they emit
   Decree (as was previously the case)                     less than µg/m3 of the following
   enables them to be amended more                         substance: trichloroethylene.
   easily, as and when required by                         This limit is measured and calculated in
   technical developments. (4 pages).                      accordance with standard NF ISO
   G/TBT        Notification     Number        :           16000. (19 pages).
   G/TBT/N/FRA/93                                          G/TBT        Notification  Number        :
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                   G/TBT/N/FRA/95
   the date of receipt of the notification                 Final date for comments: 1 May 2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be                Proposed date of entry into force: 30
   determined                                              June 2009

3. Agricultural Or Forestry Tractors

   The notified draft Order seeks to provide
   for the verification and certification, for
   the French market, of the conformity of
   prototype      tractors  or    individually

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GUATEMALA                                                2    as    Mandatory      (G/TBT/N/ISR/43).
                                                         Following comments received after
1. Veterinary     Drugs     And      Related             publishing this notification, Israel has
   Products                                              decided to publish an amendment to
                                                         the Mandatory Standard SI 1572 Part 1,
   The aim of the notified Regulation is to              dealing     with    the    definition, the
   establish provisions governing the                    description and the marking of rum and
   sanitary registration and control of                  whiskey, as well as allowing adding the
   veterinary drugs and related products                 geographic area to the name of an
   and establishments in this sector. The                alcoholic drink, only if it was produced
                                                         there. (5 pages, in Hebrew).
   provisions apply to all food products
   marketed in Central American countries.               G/TBT      Notification      Number       :
   (37 pages, in Spanish).                               G/TBT/N/ISR/253
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :             Final date for comments: 60 days from
   G/TBT/N/GTM/62                                        date of notification
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                 Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   the date of notification                              determined
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   determined                                         2. Information Technology Equipment

                                                         Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI
                                                         60950 part 1. This revised standard adopts
HONG KONG
                                                         the International Standard IEC 60950-1:
                                                         December 2005 and changes the
1. Living Modified Organisms                             following to comply with the Israeli
                                                         market: the AC power distribution system,
   Hong Kong, China is consulting the                    the separation from hazardous voltages
   public on the detailed proposal of a new              and the connection to an AC mains
   legislation for the implementation of the             supply. It also adds requirements for
   Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Hong               preventing electromagnetic interference
   Kong. The main objective of the proposal              and      changes     the     marking  and
   is to provide a legislative framework to              instructions to ensure user safety. (9
   regulate the release of living modified               pages, in Hebrew and 316 pages in
   organisms (LMOs) into the environment.                English).
   It would enable Hong Kong, China to fulfil            G/TBT       Notification      Number     :
   the requirements of the Protocol, and                 G/TBT/N/ISR/254
   contribute to ensuring an adequate level              Final date for comments: 60 days from
   of protection against the potential                   date of notification
   adverse effects of LMOs on the                        Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   conservation and sustainable use of                   determined
   biological diversity. (40 pages and
   available in Chinese and English).
                                                      3. Audio, Video And Similar Electrical
   G/TBT       Notification    Number       :
   G/TBT/N/HKG/30
                                                         Apparatus
   Final date for comments: 31 January
   2009                                                  Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI
   Proposed date of entry into force: Not                60950 part 1. This revised standard adopts
   yet confirmed                                         the International Standard IEC 60950-1:
                                                         December 2005 and changes the
                                                         following to comply with the Israeli
                                                         market: the AC power distribution system,
ISRAEL                                                   the separation from hazardous voltages
                                                         and the connection to an AC mains
1. Alcoholic Drinks                                      supply. It also adds requirements for
                                                         preventing electromagnetic interference
   On May 10, 2004 Israel has notified the               and      changes     the     marking  and
   WTO about the intention to declare the                instructions to ensure user safety. (11
   Israeli Voluntary Standard SI 1572 parts 1-
                                                 14
   pages, in Hebrew and 173 pages in                      EN 1964-1: January 1999 in addition to
   English).                                              the International Standard ISO 9809-1-
   G/TBT     Notification     Number       :              First addition: 1999-06-01, that had
   G/TBT/N/ISR/255                                        already been adopted in the previous
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                  standard.
   date of notification                                   SI 1941 Part 1- Gas cylinders - Refillable
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               seamless steel gas cylinders - Design,
   determined                                             construction and testing: Quenched and
                                                          tempered steel cylinders with tensile
4. Power Cables                                           strength less than 1100 MPa (5 pages in
                                                          Hebrew and 91 pages in English).
   Revision of Mandatory Standard SI 1516                 SI 1941 Part 2- Gas cylinders - Refillable
   Part 2. This part of the standard adopts               seamless steel gas cylinders - Design,
   the International Standard, published by               construction and testing: Quenched and
   the       International     Electrotechnical           tempered steel cylinders with tensile
   Commission, IEC 60502-2 2nd Edition:                   strength greater than or equal to 1100
   2005-03, with a few changes, that                      MPa (5 pages in Hebrew and 105 pages
   appear in the Hebrew section and refer                 in English).
   to the normative references. It also adds              G/TBT        Notification  Number         :
   new       requirements     regarding     the           G/TBT/N/ISR/258
   following technical aspects: conductor                 Final date for comments: 60 days from
   screen, insulation screen, assembly of                 date of notification
   three-core cables (inner coverings and                 Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   fillers), metallic screen, metallic armour,            determined
   oversheath, thickness, identification of
   the cables (colours and marking),
   sample tests, type tests (electrical and             JAMAICA
   non-electrical) and fire tests. (13 pages,
   in Hebrew and 174 pages in English).                 1. Maintenance Or Use Of Electrical
   G/TBT        Notification      Number       :           Systems And Equipment
   G/TBT/N/ISR/256
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                  These     requirements      constitute     the
   date of notification                                   Jamaica Application Document for the
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               International Code Council Electrical
   determined                                             Code (ICCEC) and National Electrical
                                                          Code (NEC) which together are now
5. Medical Electrical Equipment                           referred to as the Electrical Code of
                                                          Jamaica. This Application Document is
   Revision of the Mandatory standard SI                  based on the 2006 version of the
   1011 part 2.2 to be replaced with SI 60601             International Code Council Electric Code
   part 2.2. This revised standard adopts in              (ICCEC) and the 2005 version of the
   full the international standard IEC 60601-             National Electric Code (NEC) or NFPA 70
   2-2- Fourth edition 2006-07. (6 pages, in              and shall be read in conjunction with
   Hebrew and 170 pages in English).                      these documents.          The document is
   G/TBT        Notification    Number      :             therefore a guideline document for using
   G/TBT/N/ISR/257                                        both the ICCEC and the NEC. It is divided
   Final date for comments: 60 days from                  into 2 parts:
   date of notification                                   - Part 1 - International Code Council
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               Electric    Code       (ICCEC)      stipulates
   determined                                             guidelines geared towards regulating the
                                                          design, construction, installation, quality
6. Gas Cylinders                                          of materials, location, operation, and
                                                          maintenance or use of electrical systems
   Revision of the Mandatory Standards SI                 and equipment.
   1941 Parts 1 and 2. These revised                      - Part 2 – National Electrical Code (NEC)
   standards adopt the European Standard                  covers      installation     of    electrical

                                                   15
   conductors, equipment and raceways,                KUWAIT
   signalling     and       communications
   conductors, equipment and raceways;                1. General Standard For Cheese
   and optical fibre cables and raceways.
   (456 pages, in English).                              This draft technical regulation specifies
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :             the application to all cheese products,
   G/TBT/N/JAM/18                                        intended for direct consumption or
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                further processing, under clause 11
   circulation by WTO Secretariat                        "Labeling" as mandatory requirements. It
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be              specifies the label requirements such as:
   determined                                            name of food and declaration of milk fat
                                                         content. It also describe food Additives,
                                                         contaminants, hygiene, and method of
JAPAN                                                    sampling and analysis. (12 pages, in
                                                         Arabic).
1. Poisonous         And         Deleterious             G/TBT       Notification    Number      :
   Substances                                            G/TBT/N/KWT/18
                                                         Final date for comments: 60 days from
   Amendment to the Poisonous and                        the date of circulation
   Deleterious     Substances   Designation              Proposed date of entry into force: Shall
   Order.                                                be entered into force 6 months after its
   Additional designation of poisonous and               official publication
   deleterious substances.
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :
   G/TBT/N/JPN/293                                    KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
   Final date for comments: 16 March 2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               1. Ecological Safety
   April 2009
                                                         Action    of    the    present    technical
2. Motor Vehicles                                        regulations extends in all territory of the
                                                         Kyrgyz    Republic      concerning      any
   1.    Amendments      to the relevant                 processes of manufacture, storage,
   regulations to provide requirements for               transportation     and     recycling     of
   emergency motor vehicles to vehicles for              production and are obligatory for all
   necessary emergent house visit by a                   legal and the physical persons who are
   doctor for sick persons at home; 2.                   carrying out processes of manufacture,
   Amendments to the relevant regulations                storage, transportation and production
   to provide measuring methods, criteria,               recycling. (25 pages, in Russian).
   etc. of the color of lights of lamps                  G/TBT       Notification     Number        :
   equipped with in-use motor vehicles, etc.             G/TBT/N/KGZ/12
   for the case of inspection of lamps using             Final date for comments: 60 days after
   measuring instruments for chromaticity                circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   that    is  capable     of    quantitative            Proposed date of entry into force: tba
   measurement of the lights of lamps. (2
   pages, in English).
   G/TBT      Notification     Number        :        MONGOLIA
   G/TBT/N/JPN/294
   Final date for comments: 3 March 2009              1. Certain  Imported          Prepackaged
   Proposed date of entry into force: April
                                                         Goods With Labeling
   2009
                                                         Technical regulation applies to the
                                                         certain      pre-packaged          imported
                                                         products that should be traded and
                                                         distributed with the labelling in Mongolian
                                                         language in domestic market. (4 pages,
                                                         in English).
                                                 16
   G/TBT      Notification   Number      :         5. Butter
   G/TBT/N/MNG/4
   Final date for comments: 15 March 2008             This Pakistan Standard prescribes the
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               general requirements for butter.
   January 2009                                       G/TBT      Notification    Number    :
                                                      G/TBT/N/PAK/35
                                                      Final date for comments: 31 January
PAKISTAN                                              2009
                                                      Proposed date of entry into force: 1
1. Concentrated Fruit Juice                           January 2009

   This Pakistan Standard prescribes the
   general requirement for Concentrated            PARAGUAY
   Fruit Juice.
   G/TBT        Notification Number     :          1. Naturally Hard, Hot-Rolled, Shaped
   G/TBT/N/PAK/31                                     Steel Bars
   Final date for comments: 31 January
   2009                                               The notified text establishes temporary
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               alternative control mechanisms with a
   January 2009                                       view to ensuring the quality and safety
                                                      of naturally hard, hot-rolled, shaped
2. Flavoured Milk                                     steel bars that are to be imported into
                                                      Paraguay. (4 pages, in Spanish).
   This standard prescribes the types, the            G/TBT      Notification    Number       :
   requirements and the method of                     G/TBT/N/PRY/20
   sampling and test for flavoured milk.              Final date for comments:             The
   G/TBT     Notification      Number     :           Paraguayan authorities will respond to
   G/TBT/N/PAK/32                                     requests for documents and receive any
   Final date for comments: 31 January                relevant comments in the 60 days
   2009                                               following notification
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               Proposed date of entry into force: -
   January 2009
                                                   2. Switches      For    Fixed      Electrical
3. Orange Juice                                       Installations

   This Standard prescribes the method of             The notified draft text applies to
   sampling and test for orange juice.                manually operated AC switches with a
   G/TBT     Notification     Number    :             rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and
   G/TBT/N/PAK/33                                     a rated current not exceeding 63 A, for
   Final date for comments: 31 January                indoor and outdoor fixed electrical
   2009                                               installations. For switches with screwless
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               terminals, the rated current is limited to
   January 2009                                       16 A maximum. Mark of conformity
                                                      certification is mandatory for these
4. Mayonnaise                                         products.      This certification must be
                                                      granted by a certification body
   This     Standard       prescribes the             recognized by the agency responsible in
   requirements, method of sampling,                  the country in which the products are to
   labelling and Hygiene for Mayonnaise.              be marketed. (10 pages, in Spanish).
   G/TBT      Notification     Number    :            G/TBT       Notification      Number      :
   G/TBT/N/PAK/34                                     G/TBT/N/PRY/21
   Final date for comments: 31 January                Final date for comments:               The
   2009                                               Paraguayan authorities will respond to
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1               requests for documents and receive any
   January 2009                                       relevant comments in the 60 days
                                                      following notification
                                              17
   Proposed date of entry into force: -                   9609.10.00.00       Only: Pencils, single-
                                                          and two-colour crayons, patterned and
                                                          decorated, for children
PERU                                                      9609.90.00.00       Only: Wax crayons or
                                                          pastels, for children
1. Toys                                                   4016.92.00.00       Only: Rubber and
                                                          PVC erasers, for children
   The notified draft technical regulations               3213.10.10.00       Only: Tempera and
   comprise eleven titles, thirty-six articles,           watercolours, for children
   five transitional and final supplementary              9608.20.10.00       Only:               Felt-
   provisions, and six annexes, and cover                 tipped/marker pens containing water-
   technical and labelling aspects with a                 based ink, patterned and decorated,
   view to regulating the marketing of toys               for children
   and office supplies.                                   3407.00.10.00       Only:         Modelling
   Toys                                                   pastes (plasticine), for children
   9503.00.10.00       Only: Dolls' carriages             3506.10.00.00       Only: School glue, for
   9503.00.29.00       Dolls     representing             children
   human beings, other than those made                    9609.20.00.00       Only:         Propelling
   entirely of textile materials, whether or              pencils, patterned and decorated, for
   not stuffed                                            children
   9503.00.30.00       Reduced-size                       4908.90.90.00       Only: Transfers, of
   ("scale") models and similar recreational              various patterns and designs, for
   models, working or not                                 children, including 'tattoos'
   9503.00.40.00       Only:         Children's           4911.99.00.00       Only:     Stickers,   for
   puzzles with less than 500 pieces                      children
   9503.00.91.00       Only: Electric trains,             9608.10.10.00       Only: Dry ink, liquid
   including tracks, signals and other                    ink, gel and coloured pens, patterned
   accessories, for children                              and decorated, for children
   9503.00.92.00       Constructional toys,               9017.20.30.00       Only: Slide rules and
   consisting of pieces to be fitted                      disc     calculators,    patterned      and
   together, didactic, of various materials               decorated, for children
   9503.00.93.00       Toys      representing             3926.10.00.00       Only: School supplies,
   animals or non-human creatures, other                  made of plastic, patterned and
   than those made entirely of textile                    decorated, for children (22 pages, in
   materials, whether or not stuffed                      Spanish).
   9503.00.94.00       Only:           Musical            G/TBT       Notification      Number        :
   instruments and apparatus, including                   G/TBT/N/PER/22
   coloured and decorated whistles of                     Final date for comments: 22 March 2009
   various designs, for children                          Proposed date of entry into force: Six
   9503.00.95.00       Other toys, put up in              months after official publication
   sets or outfits
   9503.00.96.00       Other              toys,
   incorporating a motor, for children                 REPUBLIC OF CHINA
   9503.00.99.00       Other toys
   9506.62.00.00       Only: Inflatable balls,         1. Disposable Plastic Tableware
   other than regulation sports balls, of
   various designs and colours, for children              This standard specifies the definitions and
   9506.69.00.00       Only: Non-inflatable               terms,       classifications,     technical
   balls, other than regulation sports balls,             requirements, test methods, inspection
   of various designs and colours, for                    rules, and requirements for product
   children                                               symbols, packing, transport and storage.
   9505.90.00.00       Only:             Masks,           It applies to various kinds of disposable
   patterned and decorated, for children.                 thermoplastic tableware. (12 pages, in
   Office supplies                                        Chinese).
                                                          G/TBT      Notification       Number       :
                                                          G/TBT/N/CHN/530

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   Final date for comments: 60 days after                  risks) provided by the manufacturers. (35
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                      pages, in Chinese).
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                    G/TBT        Notification Number        :
   months after adoption                                   G/TBT/N/CHN/533
                                                           Final date for comments: 60 days after
2. Plastic Cling Wrap Film For Keeping                     circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   Fresh Of Food                                           Proposed date of entry into force: 6
                                                           months after adoption
   This standard specifies the definitions and
   terms, product classifications, marking,             5. Inter-Row Mowing Units
   requirements, test methods, inspection
   rules, labels, packing, transport and                   This standard specifies the safety
   storage of plastic cling wrap film for                  requirements and test methods for the
   keeping fresh of food.                                  design and manufacture of inter-row
   It is applicable for plastic cling wrap film            mowing units with vertical spindles
   for keeping fresh of food which is made                 mounted on grass cutting machines,
   of resin such as polyethylene, polyvinyl                such as flail mowers, used in agriculture,
   chloride, polyvinylidene chloride with                  forestry and landscaping to cut the grass.
   processing of monolayer extruding or                    (14 pages, in Chinese).
   multi-layer extruding. (10 pages, in                    G/TBT      Notification    Number        :
   Chinese).                                               G/TBT/N/CHN/534
   G/TBT       Notification      Number        :           Final date for comments: 60 days after
   G/TBT/N/CHN/531                                         circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                  Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                      months after adoption
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   months after adoption                                6. Tractor Fuel Tank

3. Food Machinery                                          National Standard of the P.R.C., Safety
                                                           Requirement for Tractor Fuel Tank.
   This standard specifies the requirements                This standard specifies the safety
   of safety and health of material                        requirements for tractor fuel tank. (3
   selection,      design,      manufacture,               pages, in Chinese).
   disposition principle for food machinery.               G/TBT      Notification    Number     :
   This standard is applicable to food                     G/TBT/N/CHN/535
   machinery equipment, and also suitable                  Final date for comments: 60 days after
   for food packing machinery of which the                 circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   surface contact with liquid, solid and                  Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   semi-solid. (9 pages, in Chinese).                      months after adoption
   G/TBT       Notification     Number     :
   G/TBT/N/CHN/532                                      7. External   Cylindrical    Grinding
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                  Machines With A Movable Table
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                    This standard specifies the basic safety
   months after adoption                                   protection     technical   requirements,
                                                           measures and verifying methods focusing
4. Agricultural And Forestry Machinery                     on main dangers of external cylindrical
                                                           grinders. This standard applies to the
   This standard specifies the general safety              external cylindrical grinders with a
   requirements and their verification for the             movable table for general purpose. (22
   design and construction of self-propelled               pages, in Chinese).
   ride-on machines and mounted, semi-                     G/TBT      Notification    Number      :
   mounted or trailed machines used in                     G/TBT/N/CHN/536
   agriculture and forestry. In addition, it               Final date for comments: 60 days after
   specifies the types of information on safe              circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   operating practices (including residual

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   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                  Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   months after adoption                                 months after adoption

8. Surface Grinding Machines With                     11. Long Tube Breathing Apparatus
   Horizontal Grinding Wheel Spindle
   And Reciprocating Table                               This standard specifies the classifications,
                                                         technical requirements, test methods,
   This standard specifies the basic                     labels etc. for long tube breathing
   safeguarding technical requirements,                  apparatus. (10 pages, in Chinese).
   measures and assessment methods of                    G/TBT      Notification     Number         :
   the main hazards existing in the surface              G/TBT/N/CHN/540
   grinding    machines     with   horizontal            Final date for comments: 60 days after
   grinding wheel spindle and reciprocating              circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   table. This standard is applicable to the             Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   surface grinding machines with horizontal             months after adoption
   grinding wheel spindle and reciprocating
   table for general purpose. (25 pages, in           12. Personal Fall Protection Systems
   Chinese).
   G/TBT       Notification    Number       :            This standard specifies the technical
   G/TBT/N/CHN/537                                       requirements, inspection rules and labels
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                for personal fall protection systems. It is
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                    applicable      for   the   personal    fall
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                  protection systems used by users with the
   months after adoption                                 sum of body weight and loading less
                                                         than 100kg in high altitude work, climb
9. Cylindrical Gear Grinding Machines                    and suspension working. This standard is
                                                         not applicable for the personal fall
   This standard specifies the basic safety              protection systems used in athletic sports
   protection     technical   requirements,              and fire fighting. (16 pages, in Chinese).
   measures and verifying methods focusing               G/TBT       Notification     Number        :
   on main dangers of gear grinding                      G/TBT/N/CHN/541
   machines. This standard applies to the                Final date for comments: 60 days after
   cylindrical gear grinding machines for                circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   general purpose. (21 pages, in Chinese).              Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :             months after adoption
   G/TBT/N/CHN/538
   Final date for comments: 60 days after             13. Electrically Insulating Footwear
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                  This standard specifies the classifications,
   months after adoption                                 patterns, technical requirements, test
                                                         methods, inspection rules, marking,
10. Non-Powered        Air-Purifying     Res-            packing, storage and transportation of
    pirators                                             the electrically insulating footwear.
                                                         This standard covers the electrically
   This standard specifies the classification            insulating footwear used as an assistant
   marks, technical requirements, test                   safety outfit for working on electric
   methods, inspection rules and labels of               installations. It does not apply to the
   the non-powered air-purifying respirators.            electrically insulating footwear produced
   It is applicable for respirators based on             with single seam techniques. (12 pages,
   the principle of non-powered air-                     in Chinese).
   purifying. (43 pages, in Chinese).                    G/TBT       Notification      Number       :
   G/TBT       Notification     Number       :           G/TBT/N/CHN/542
   G/TBT/N/CHN/539                                       Final date for comments: 60 days after
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                    Proposed date of entry into force: 6
                                                         months after adoption

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14. Packaging Of Dangerous             Goods             dangerous goods for calcium carbide.
    Transported By Air                                   (10 pages, in Chinese).
                                                         G/TBT      Notification   Number     :
   This standard specifies the terms,                    G/TBT/N/CHN/546
   classifications, requirements, codes and              Final date for comments: 60 days after
   marks, performance examination and                    circulation by the WTO Secretariat
   use identification for packaging of                   Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   dangerous goods transported by air. (25               months after adoption
   pages, in Chinese).
   G/TBT        Notification   Number      :
   G/TBT/N/CHN/543                                     REPUBLIC OF KOREA
   Final date for comments: 60 days after
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                  1. Meat
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6
   months after adoption                                 The recent amendment to the Ministerial
                                                         Ordinance for the Livestock Products
15. Portable Tanks                                       Processing Act requires meat marketers
                                                         who deal with meat and meat by-
   This standard specifies the requirements,             products:
   marks, performance examination and                     To mark or describe the following on
   use identification of portable tanks for              products, display panel: the kind of
   dangerous goods. (17 pages, in                        meat, country of origin, name of parts,
   Chinese).                                             meat grade, name of slaughtering plant
   G/TBT      Notification     Number      :             (only for domestic meats), animal
   G/TBT/N/CHN/544                                       identification number (only for domestic
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                beef), BL number (only for imported
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                    beef);
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                   To maintain a business record of the
   months after adoption                                 following information: the kind of meat,
                                                         country of origin, name of parts, meat
16. Large Packaging        For    Dangerous              grade, name of slaughtering plant (only
    Goods                                                for      domestic       meats),     animal
                                                         identification number (only for domestic
   This standard specifies the classifications,          beef), BL number (only for imported
   requirements,      codes    and      marks,           beef);
   performance examination and use                        To provide buyers with a receipt or
   identification of large packaging for                 detailed transaction note describing the
   dangerous goods. This standard is                     following information: the kind of meat,
   applicable to the inspection and                      country of origin, meat grade, animal
   identification of the large packaging for             identification number (only for domestic
   dangerous goods. (16 pages, in                        beef), BL number (only for imported
   Chinese).                                             beef)
   G/TBT       Notification    Number         :          This amended Ministerial Ordinance was
   G/TBT/N/CHN/545                                       made effective on and after publication,
   Final date for comments: 60 days after                but provisions related to meat grade and
   circulation by the WTO Secretariat                    animal identification number will be
   Proposed date of entry into force: 6                  effective on and after 22 June 2009. In
   months after adoption                                 addition, mandatory implementation of
                                                         the matters concerning name of
17. Packaging Of Dangerous Goods For                     slaughtering plant and BL number will be
    Calcium Carbide                                      also delayed till 22 June 2009. (6 pages in
                                                         Korean).
   This standard specifies the terms and                 G/TBT       Notification     Number        :
   definitions, performance examination                  G/TBT/N/KOR/202
   and use identification of packaging of                Final date for comments: N/A


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   Proposed date of entry into force:                       a public road at speeds greater than 40
   Adopted on 22 December 2008.                             kph, including new vehicle models and
   Effective on and after publication except                vehicle models that have not previously
   for matters related to grade and animal                  been registered or licensed in South
   identification number                                    Africa.
                                                            Category 01 – single axel trailers, other
2. Construction Machinery                                   than semi-trailers, with a maximum mass
                                                            not            exceeding             0,75t;
   The following amendments will be made                    Category 02 – trailers other than
   in KCMSS:                                                category 01, with a maximum mass not
   1. KCMSS and ISO Standards will be                       exceeding 3,5t. (14 pages, in English).
   applicable           to          construction            G/TBT      Notification     Number        :
   machinery(Art.5 Para. 1);                                G/TBT/N/ZAF/93
   2. A forward angle of fork up to 6 deg.                  Final date for comments: 22 March 2009
   and a rearward angle of fork uo to 12                    Proposed date of entry into force: -
   deg. will be allowed in a fork lift.(Art. 20
   Para 3);                                              2. Trailers; Trailers And Semi-Trailers
   3. A load indicator may not be installed
   in a electronic crane with a warning                     This specification covers the requirements
   device.(Art. 40 Item 3);                                 for vehicles of category 03 and 04
   4. In case a monitor displaying load and                 designed      or    adapted      for   the
   distance is installed in the control room of             conveyance of goods and for operation
   a tower crane, a plate displaying load                   on a public road, including any category
   and distance may not be installed.(Art.                  03 and 04 vehicle not previously
   124 para 2);                                             registered in South Africa.
   5. Introduction of a provision that                      New vehicles of category 03 and 04
   construction machinery with internal or                  designed and constructed for the
   external electrical power source will be                 purpose of the carriage of passengers, as
   built.(Art 129-2 to Art. 129-8);                         in a semi-trailer bus, are also subject to
   6. A foldable rear reflection plate will be              the relevant requirements for category
   allowed in case a dump truck                             M2 and M3 motor vehicles (buses):
   transporting asphalt.(Art.136);                          Category 03 – trailers with a maximum
   7. A reflex reflector or rear reflection                 mass exceeding 3,5 metric ton but not
   plate, rear reflective sheet, back-up                    exceeding 10 metric ton.
   lamp, flash warning lamp and other                       Category 04 – trailers with a maximum
   lamps shall be installed to increase                     mass exceeding 10 metric ton. (12
   conspicuity.(Art. 155 to Art. 161-8);                    pages, in English).
   8. Noise and Vibration Act will be                       G/TBT       Notification     Number       :
   applicable to noise.(Art. 167). (Available               G/TBT/N/ZAF/94
   in Korean).                                              Final date for comments: 22 March 2009
   G/TBT        Notification      Number        :           Proposed date of entry into force: -
   G/TBT/N/KOR/203
   Final date for comments: 13 January                   3. Single-Capped Fluorescent Lamps
   2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1                     This proposed compulsory specification
   March 2010                                               covers the energy efficiency, safety,
                                                            performance           and            other
                                                            interchangeability requirements of single-
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA                                    capped tubular fluorescent lamps and
                                                            other discharge lamps with integrated
1. Caravans And Light Trailers; Trailers                    means for controlling starting and stable
   And Semi-Trailers                                        operation     (self-ballasted     lamps),
                                                            intended for general lighting purposes
   This specification covers the requirements               that have:
   for vehicle models of categories 01 and                  • A rated wattage up to 60W;
   02 designed or adapted for operation on

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   • A rated voltage of 100 to 250 V a.c.                prepackaged, distributed and offered for
   and                                                   sale in CARICOM. (26 pages, in English).
   • 2G7, 2GX7, GR8, 2G10, G10q, GR10Q,                  G/TBT       Notification      Number        :
   GX10q, GY10q, GY10q, 2G11, G23, GX23,                 G/TBT/N/LCA/48
   G24, GX24 and GX 32 Edison screw or                   Final date for comments: 10 February
   bayonet caps. (5 pages, in English).                  2009
   G/TBT      Notification    Number      :              Proposed date of entry into force: On a
   G/TBT/N/ZAF/95                                        date to be determined by the Minister
   Final date for comments: 22 March 2009                with responsibility for standards matters in
   Proposed date of entry into force: -                  Saint Lucia

4. Buses
                                                      SAINT   VINCENT               AND          THE
   This specification covers the requirements         GRENADINES
   for motor vehicle models of category M2
   and M3, and minibuses, not previously              1. Standard For Evaporated Milk
   registered or licensed in South Africa,
   designed or adapted for operation on a                This Standard applies to evaporated
   public road. (18 pages, in English).                  milks, intended for direct consumption or
   G/TBT       Notification     Number      :            further processing, in conformity with the
   G/TBT/N/ZAF/96                                        description in Section 2 of this Standard.
   Final date for comments: 22 March 2009                (10 pages, in English).
   Proposed date of entry into force: -                  G/TBT       Notification      Number        :
                                                         G/TBT/N/VCT/1
5. Vehicles Used For The Carriage Of                     Final date for comments: 31 July 2009
   Goods                                                 Proposed date of entry into force: On a
                                                         date to be determined by the Minister
   This specification covers the requirements            with responsibility for standards matters in
   for motor vehicle models of category N2               St. Vincent and the Grenadines
   and N3, not previously registered or
   licensed in South Africa, designed or              2. Wheat Flour
   adapted for operation on a public road.
   (14 pages, in English).                               This standard applies to wheat flour (also
   G/TBT       Notification     Number      :            called flour, white flour, or enriched flour)
   G/TBT/N/ZAF/97                                        that is intended for human consumption.
   Final date for comments: 22 March 2009                (20 pages, in English).
   Proposed date of entry into force: -                  G/TBT       Notification       Number       :
                                                         G/TBT/N/VCT/2
                                                         Final date for comments: 31 July 2009
SAINT LUCIA                                              Proposed date of entry into force: On a
                                                         date to be determined by the Minister
1. Table Eggs                                            with responsibility for standards matters in
                                                         St. Vincent and the Grenadines
   CCS52:2005        CARICOM         Regional
   Standard for Grading and Quality                   3. Standard For Milk          Powders     And
   Requirements for Table Eggs establishes               Cream Powders
   specifications for: grading criteria and
   grades; weight classification; labelling              This Standard applies to milk powders
   requirements; sampling protocols and                  and cream powder, intended for direct
   methods of test. It is applicable to table            consumption or for further processing, in
   eggs      which     are      prepackaged,             conformity with the description in Section
   distributed and offered for sale in the               2 of this Standard. (11 pages, in English).
   retail trade in CARICOM. This standard                G/TBT        Notification   Number          :
   also establishes labelling requirements for           G/TBT/N/VCT/3
   processed egg products, which are                     Final date for comments: 31 July 2009


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   Proposed date of entry into force: On a                 Proposed date of entry into force: On a
   date to be determined by the Minister                   date to be determined by the Minister
   with responsibility for standards matters in            with responsibility for standards matters in
   St. Vincent and the Grenadines                          St. Vincent and the Grenadines

4. Spices And Sauces
                                                        TAIWAN,      PENGHU,        KINMEN        AND
   This standard prescribes requirements for            MATSU
   the identity, composition, purity and
   hygiene in processing, packaging,                    1. Radio Navigational Aid Apparatus
   labelling, sampling and testing of the
   spices and sauces included below. (38                   The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan,
   pages, in English).                                     Kinmen and Matsu intends to regulate
   G/TBT      Notification       Number        :           radio     navigational    aid    apparatus
   G/TBT/N/VCT/4                                           (inspection scope: only vehicle Global
   Final date for comments: 31 July 2009                   Positioning System (GPS) receiver or
   Proposed date of entry into force: On a                 handheld GPS receiver) as commodities
   date to be determined by the Minister                   subject to inspection. As of 1 July 2009, all
   with responsibility for standards matters in            such products must be inspected by the
   St. Vincent and the Grenadines                          Bureau of Standards, Metrology and
                                                           Inspection, and must conform to the
5. Standard For Sweetened Condensed                        safety and EMC inspection requirements
   Milks                                                   when imported or marketed. All the
                                                           technical      requirements      for    the
   This Standard applies to sweetened                      aforementioned products are CNS
   condensed milks, intended for direct                    standards that have been harmonized
   consumption or further processing, in                   with relevant IEC or CISPR standards. This
   conformity with the description in Section              notice also provides the applicable
   2 of this Standard. (10 pages, in English).             conformity assessment procedures. Two
   G/TBT        Notification     Number        :           alternative      conformity     assessment
   G/TBT/N/VCT/5                                           procedures        are      available      to
   Final date for comments: 31 July 2009                   manufacturers and importers at their
   Proposed date of entry into force: On a                 choice, namely the Registration of
   date to be determined by the Minister                   Product Certification (RPC) or the Type-
   with responsibility for standards matters in            approved      Batch     Inspection    (TABI)
   St. Vincent and the Grenadines                          Scheme. (2 pages, in Chinese).
                                                           G/TBT       Notification     Number         :
6. Wet Seasoning                                           G/TBT/N/TPKM/67
                                                           Final date for comments: 60 days from
   This standard specifies requirements for                date of notification
   Wet Seasoning.                                          Proposed date of entry into force: 1 July
   This standard was prepared to;                          2009
   a) to ensure the quality of seasoning
   produced locally;
   b) it is expected that this standard would           THAILAND
   provide guidance and basic information
   on the identity, purity, wholesomeness               1. Tobacco And Tobacco Products
   and quality of wet seasoning, so that
   they will be accepted in regional and                   The manufacturer or importer of
   foreign markets; and                                    cigarettes who has complied with
   c) To ensure that “wet seasoning” are                   Notification of the Ministry of Public
   appropriate to label. (20 pages, in                     Health (No. 11) B.E. 2549 (2006) Re:
   English).                                               Criteria, Procedures and Conditions for
   G/TBT       Notification      Number      :             Displaying Pictures and Statements
   G/TBT/N/VCT/6                                           Relating to Warning on Harm; Date,
   Final date for comments: 31 July 2009                   Month and Year of Manufacture;

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  Manufacturing Source and Sale Only in                  Proposed date of entry into force: 28
  the Kingdom of Thailand on Labels of                   May 2008 (For manufactured or import in
  Cigarettes and Cigars Issued under the                 the Kingdom of Thailand since the date
  Tobacco Products Control Act. 2535                     of 29 May 2008)
  (1992) before the date this Notification
  comes into effect may continue to use               3. Tobacco And Tobacco Products
  Type 6 of the template of pictorial label
  and warning statement where there is                   In the event of inability to label a
  picture with warning statement of                      cigarette pack or container with a
  “Cigarette Smoke Leads Your Life to                    picture or warning about harms from
  Death” attached to the Notification of                 cigarettes, the picture or warning label
  the Ministry of Public Health (No. 11) B.E.            indicating cigarette-derived harms shall
  2549 (2006). However, this shall not                   be reduced or enlarged proportionally to
  exceed 365 days from the date this                     the width and height of the picture or
  Notification    is    effective  or    the             warning label indicating cigarette-
  manufacturer or importer of cigars may                 derived harms until such reduction or
  use the template of pictorial label and                enlargement is not possible. If, however,
  statement of warning on harm of                        the picture or warning label indicating
  cigarettes attached to this Notification.              cigarette-derived harms still has its area
  (2 pages, in English).                                 less than 50 percent of the side with most
  G/TBT       Notification      Number      :            area of that cigarette pack or container,
  G/TBT/N/THA/287                                        the upper black area over the picture
  Final date for comments: -                             and warning label indicating cigarette-
  Proposed date of entry into force: 28                  derived harms shall be increased in order
  May 2008 (For manufactured or import in                for such picture and warning label
  the Kingdom of Thailand since the date                 indicating cigarette-derived harms to
  of 29 May 2008)                                        have its area of not less than 50 percent
                                                         of the side with most area of that
2. Tobacco And Tobacco Products                          cigarette pack or container. (1 page, in
                                                         English).
  The manufacturer or importer of cigars                 G/TBT      Notification     Number        :
  who has complied with Notification of                  G/TBT/N/THA/289
  the Ministry of Public Health (No. 13) B.E.            Final date for comments: -
  2549 (2007) Re: Criteria, Procedures and               Proposed date of entry into force: 13
  Conditions for Displaying Pictorial Labels             July 2007
  and Statements of Warning on Harm of
  Cigars Issued under the Tobacco                     4. Ball-Point Pens
  Products Control Act. 2535 (1992) before
  the date this Notification comes into                  The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI)
  effect may continue to use Type 3 of the               has proposed to enforce TIS 2428-
  template of pictorial label and warning                2552(2009) as a mandatory standard.
  statement where there is picture with                  This draft standard specifies safety
  warning statement of “Cigar Smoke                      requirements of ball-point pens and ball-
  Leads Your Life to Death” attached to                  point pen refills. (8 pages, in Thai).
  the Notification of the Ministry of Public             G/TBT      Notification        Number        :
  Health (No. 13) B.E. 2549 (2006). However,             G/TBT/N/THA/290
  this shall not exceed 365 days from the                Final date for comments: 60 days from
  date this Notification is effective or the             the circulation date
  manufacturer or importer of cigars may                 Proposed date of entry into force: To be
  use the template of pictorial label and                determined
  statement of warning on harm of cigars
  attached to this Notification. (2 pages, in
  English).
  G/TBT       Notification     Number        :
  G/TBT/N/THA/288
  Final date for comments: -

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO                                       assessment bodies to test to the 600 ppm
                                                          and 300 ppm lead limits in metal and
1. Specification For Liquefied Petroleum                  metal alloy parts of children's metal
   Gases (LPG)                                            jewelry established by CPSIA. These
                                                          requirements     for    accreditation   of
   The standard specifies the requirements                laboratories to test to the 600 ppm and
   for the sampling, resting and determining              300 ppm lead limits in children's metal
   the quality of liquefied petroleum gases               jewellery           are          effective
   (LPG) in Trinidad and Tobago. (5 pages).               22 December 2008. (4 pages, in English).
   G/TBT        Notification    Number        :           G/TBT      Notification     Number        :
   G/TBT/N/TTO/60                                         G/TBT/N/USA/444
   Final date for comments: 6 March 2009                  Final date for comments: 21 January
   Proposed date of entry into force: On a                2009
   date to be notified by the Minister to                 Proposed date of entry into force: 23
   whom responsibility for trade and industry             March 2009
   is assigned, in a Notice to be published in
   the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette as                  2. Water Heaters, Heating Equipment,
   required by the Standards Act No. 18 of                Pool Heaters
   1997
                                                          The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold
                                                          an informal public meeting to discuss
UNITED KINGDOM                                            and receive comments on the product
                                                          classes that DOE plans to analyze for
1. Pedal Cycles                                           purposes      of     amending      energy
                                                          conservation standards for certain
   The Regulations set out the requirements               residential    heating    products;   the
   to be met by pedal cycles at the point of              analytical framework, models, and tools
   sale. This includes the fitment of a bell              that DOE is using to evaluate standards
   and reflectors, marking of any applicable              for these products; the results of
   standards, the inclusion of assembly                   preliminary analyses performed by DOE
   instructions and tools where assembly is               for these products; and potential energy
   required, and the need for hand                        conservation standard levels derived
   operated brake levers to conform to                    from these analyses that DOE could
   current positioning conventions.      The              consider for these products. DOE
   Regulations do not apply to bicycles                   encourages written comments on these
   previously supplied, a bicycle with a                  subjects. (4 pages, in English).
   saddle which is less than 635 millimetres              G/TBT       Notification     Number      :
   above ground level or a competition                    G/TBT/N/USA/445
   bicycle. (3 pages in English).                         Final date for comments: 16 March 2009
   G/TBT       Notification    Number       :             Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   G/TBT/N/GBR/19                                         determined
   Final date for comments: 30 March 2009
   Proposed date of entry into force: 1                3. Milk And Cream            Products     And
   June 2009                                              Yogurt Products

                                                          The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
UNITED STATES                                             is proposing to revoke its regulations on
                                                          the standards of identity for lowfat yogurt
                                                          and nonfat yogurt and amend the
1. Children’s Metal Jewellery
                                                          standard of identity for yogurt in
                                                          numerous respects. This action will
   The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
                                                          promote honesty and fair dealing in the
   Commission (CPSC) has published
                                                          interest of consumers and, to the extent
   requirements pursuant to the Consumer
                                                          practicable, will achieve consistency
   Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
                                                          with existing international standards of
   (CPSIA),   Public Law     110-314, for
                                                          identity for yogurt. (18 pages, in English).
   accreditation of third party conformity
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   G/TBT      Notification    Number       :              that is not accessible to a child through
   G/TBT/N/USA/446                                        normal and reasonably foreseeable use
   Final date for comments: 31 March 2009                 and abuse. Section 101(b)(2)(B) of the
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               CPSIA further directs the Commission to
   determined                                             promulgate by 14 August 2009 a rule
                                                          providing guidance with respect to what
4. Children’s Products                                    product components or classes of
                                                          components will be considered to be
   On 14 August 2008, Congress enacted                    inaccessible. In this document, the
   the      Consumer        Product     Safety            Commission is proposing an interpretative
   Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Public                rule providing guidance on inaccessible
   Law 110-314, 122 Stat.3016. Section 101 of             component parts. (5 pages, in English).
   the CPSIA provides for specific lead limits            G/TBT       Notification    Number       :
   in children's products. Section 101(b)(2)              G/TBT/N/USA/448
   of the CPSIA provides that the lead limits             Final date for comments: 17 February
   will not apply to any component part of                2009
   a children's product that is not accessible            Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   to a child through normal and                          determined
   reasonably foreseeable use and abuse.
   In addition, section 101(b)(4) of the CPSIA         6. Children’s Products
   provides     that    if the Commission
   determines that it is not technologically              On 14 August 2008, Congress enacted
   feasible for certain electronic devices to             the     Consumer        Product     Safety
   comply with the lead limits, the                       Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Public
   Commission must issue requirements by                  Law 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016. This notice of
   regulation to eliminate or minimize the                proposed rulemaking (NPR) initiates a
   potential     for    exposure     to   and             proceeding under section 3 of the CPSIA
   accessibility of lead in such electronic               authorizing the Commission to issue
   devices and establish a compliance                     regulations, as necessary, to implement
   schedule      unless    the    Commission              the CPSIA. In this document, the
   determines that full compliance is not                 Commission solicits written comments
   technologically feasible. For certain                  concerning preliminary determinations
   electronic devices for which it is not                 on certain natural, untreated and
   technologically feasible to meet the lead              unadulterated materials and metals that
   limits, the Commission is proposing                    have not been found to exceed the lead
   requirements to eliminate or minimize the              content limits prescribed under section
   potential for exposure and accessibility of            101(a) of the CPSIA. (3 pages, in English).
   lead. (5 pages, in English).                           G/TBT      Notification     Number        :
   G/TBT       Notification     Number        :           G/TBT/N/USA/449
   G/TBT/N/USA/447                                        Final date for comments: 17 February
   Final date for comments: 17 February                   2009
   2009                                                   Proposed date of entry into force: To be
   Proposed date of entry into force: To be               determined
   determined
                                                       7. Children’s Products
5. Children’s Products
                                                          On 14 August 2008 Congress enacted
   On 14 August 2008, Congress enacted                    the     Consumer      Product      Safety
   the     Consumer         Product     Safety            Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Public
   Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), Public                Law 110-314. The Commission proposes
   Law 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016. Section                   to establish procedures and requirements
   101(a) of the CPSIA provides for specific              for: A Commission determination that a
   lead limits in children's products. Section            commodity or class of materials or a
   101(b)(2) of the CPSIA provides that the               specific material or product does not
   lead limits will not apply to any                      exceed the lead content limits specified
   component part of a children's product                 under section 101(a) of the CPSIA; or an

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  exclusion of a commodity or class of                    Proposed date of entry into force: To be
  materials or a specific material or                     determined
  product under section 101(b), that
  exceeds the lead content limits under                9. Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts
  section 101(a), but which will not result in
  the absorption of any lead into the                     The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is
  human body nor have any other adverse                   proposing amendments to its test
  impact on public health or safety. This                 procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts
  notice sets out and solicits comments on                under      the      Energy Policy   and
  proposed procedures and requirements                    Conservation Act. These amendments
  and information to be supplied with such                address the measurement of energy
  requests. (6 pages, in English).                        consumption of fluorescent lamp ballasts
  G/TBT       Notification     Number         :           in the standby and off modes. (13 pages,
  G/TBT/N/USA/450                                         in English).
  Final date for comments: 17 February                    G/TBT        Notification  Number       :
  2009                                                    G/TBT/N/USA/452
  Proposed date of entry into force: To be                Final date for comments: 6 April 2009
  determined                                              Proposed date of entry into force: To be
                                                          determined
8. Consumer       Products,      Adhesives,
   Sealants

  Amendments to Delaware Regulation                    To request full text of above
  1141, Limiting Emissions Of Volatile                 notifications, please contact :
  Organic Compounds From Commercial
  And Consumer Products.
  Two sections will be revised.                        WTO/TBT ENQUIRY POINT, MALAYSIA
  The proposed revision to Section 2.0,                          SIRIM Berhad,
  Consumer Products, will regulate 23 more                       P.O.Box 7035
  products/product types.                                      40911 Shah Alam
  Adding a new Section, 4.0, Adhesives
                                                             Selangor Darul Ehsan
  and Sealants, establishes VOC limits for
  commercially-used adhesive and sealant
                                                         Cont./Person : Ms. Salmah Mohd
  products, including 25 adhesives, 4                  Nordin/Mrs. Siti Faizah Roslaini Othman
  adhesive primers, 5 sealants and 3                     Tel. : 03-5544 6909/03-5544 6335
  sealant primers. (82 pages, in English).                Fax. : 03-5510 6389/5510 8830
  G/TBT      Notification       Number     :                           E-mail:
  G/TBT/N/USA/451                                           salmah_mohd.nordin@sirim.my/
  Final date for comments: 30 January                             roslaini@sirim.my
  2009




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