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Alerts on Implemented SPS TBT Measures
Notification IssuedHS CodeOR Product
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Title of the Notified Measure
Affected Products
Category of Measure
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Proposed Date for Implementation
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Product Description
15-09-2020JapanPublishes ministerial ordinance on the specifications and standards of feeds and feed additives2309Phytase as a feed additiveFood Additives16-10-2020NA No
15-09-2020DenmarkPublishes executive order on safety requirements for toys9503GAMES AND SPORTS REQUISITES& PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOFSpecific03-12-202001-01-2021 No
15-09-2020European Approving active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2, 3, 43808Biocidal products& Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100)Pesticides MRL14-11-2020NA No
15-09-2020DenmarkImposed ban on selling concentrated pesticides and biocides to private individuals3808No particular product-code, as the rules cover a multitude of pesticides and biocidesPesticides MRL21-10-202001-11-2020 No
15-09-2020European Approving active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid as an active substance for use in biocidal products2309Phytase as a feed additivePesticides MRL14-11-2020NA No
15-09-2020European Proposes regulation approving active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product‑type 13808Biocidal products& Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100)Pesticides MRL14-11-2020NA No
15-09-2020TaiwanProposes regulations governing the classification of medical devices9020Medical equipment (ICS 11.040)Regulatory Standards14-11-2020NA No
15-09-2020United States of AmericaProposing to reclassify non-invasive bone growth stimulators, postamendments class III device8528Non-invasive bone growth stimulators& Medical equipment (ICS 11.040)Regulatory Standards16-10-2020NA No
15-09-2020United States of AmericaAmends rules to reduce sulfur hexaflouride emissions from gas insulated switchgear853521hexafluoride emissions& Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Air quality (ICS 13.040), Switchgear and controlgearSpecific22-09-2020NA No
15-09-2020United States of AmericaPublishes periodic review of the emissions standards and other requirements for Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) unitsRegulatory StandardsNANA No
15-09-2020ChinaNational Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) published standards040590, 0403, 22 (Except 2201 & 2202), 210690Modified milk, Fermented milk, Beverage, Microbial food culturesRegulatory Standards13-11-2020 No
15-09-2020United States of AmericaEstablishes tolerances for the inadvertent residues of pydiflumetofen in or on animal feed2309Animal feed, non-grass, group 18, hay& Grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, except straw& Grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17, strawFood AdditivesNA04-09-2020Yes
15-09-2020ChileEstablishes the certification procedure for external power sources for computers, tablet chargers and cell phone chargers (switched sources)SpecificNANA No
15-09-2020ChileEstablishes the certification procedure for external power sources for computers, tablet chargers and cell phone chargers (switched sources)External power sources for computers, tablet chargers and cell phone chargers (switched sources)SpecificNANA No
15-09-2020European Approves active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product types 2, 3, 4 and 5.3808Biocidal products& Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100)Pesticides MRL14-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020ChileProcess of sanitary registration of pharmaceutical products published30Pharmaceutical ProductsSpecific09-10-202021-08-2020Yes
09-09-2020ChinaPublishes supervision regulation on safety technology for gas cylinderGas CylinderSpecific08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020ChinaGuidelines are intended to guide and standardize the safety assessment of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients to ensure the safety of cosmetics33CosmeticsGeneral08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020ChinaClassification Rules and Catalogue of Cosmetics published33CosmeticsSpecific08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020European Seek review of authorisations for plant protection products containing fenpyrazamine as an active substanceFenpyrazamine (pesticide active substance)Specific08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020ChinaGuidelines for environmental management registration of new chemical substances publishedNew chemical substancesGeneral08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020European Granules or mulches not allowed for use, or used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications if they contain more than 20 mg/kg (0,002 % by weight) of the sum of the eight listed PAHsPolycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules or mulches (a) Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) CAS No 50-32-8 (b) Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP) CAS No 192-97-2 (c) Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA) CAS No 56-55-3 (d) Chrysen (CHR) CAS No 218-01-9 (e) Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA) CAS No 205-99-2 (f) Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA) CAS No 205-82-3 (g) Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA) CAS No 207-08-9 (h) DiBenzo[a,h]fluoranthene (DBAhA) CAS No 53-70-3Specific08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020European Notify specific limit values for aniline in certain toys9503Children's toysGeneral08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020JapanIntroduced new standards for organic turkeyOrganic turkeyRegulatory Standards08-11-2020NA No
09-09-2020UgandaWDUS 2256:2020 standard specification for retroreflective sheeting for traffic control392690Retroreflective Sheeting& Articles of plastics, Road equipment and installationsRegulatory Standards08-11-2020NA No
02-09-2020European Establishes rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease‑free status for certain listed and emerging diseaseTerrestrial animals and aquatic animalsSpecificNA23-06-2020Yes
02-09-2020European Establishes rules for aquaculture establishments and transporters of aquatic animals03Aquatic animalsSpecificNA23-06-2020Yes
02-09-2020European Rules for animal health requirements for movements within the of terrestrial animals and hatching eggs published0407, 0408Terrestrial animals and hatching eggsSpecificNA23-06-2020Yes
02-09-2020BrazilApproves the allocation of radio frequency bands from 1,980 MHz to 2,010 MHz and from 2,170 MHz to 2,200 MHz to Personal Mobile Service8519Turntables (record-decks), record-players, cassette-players and other sound reproducing apparatus, not incorporating a sound recording deviceSpecificNA01-09-2020Yes
02-09-2020CanadaRegulations amending the sulphur in gasoline regulations published271019GasolineSpecific28-10-2020NA No
02-09-2020JapanAmending standards and specifications of Salinomycin sodium2309Salinomycin sodium as a feed additiveRegulatory Standards30-09-2020NA No
02-09-2020KenyaRegistration requirements for importers of used/second-hand garments and used shoes61, 62Second Hand ClothesSpecificNANA No
02-09-2020South KoreaClarification of review criteria for registration of pharmaceutical patent list published30PharmaceuticalsSpecific01-11NA No
02-09-2020United States of AmericaProposes to revise regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975Certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment& Quality (ICS 03.120), Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Electrical engineering in general (ICS 29.020)General30-10-2020NA No
25-08-2020RussiaAmending Technical Regulation on safety of food products and safety of specific types of specialized food products including the therapeutic and preventive dietary food02, 03, 04, 0504, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24Food products& processes of manufacturing (including research), storage, transportation, distribution and utilization related to product requirements.Regulatory Standards02-11-2020NA No
25-08-2020VietnamNational Technical Regulation on the fifth level of gaseous pollutants emissions for new assembled, manufactured and imported automobiles published87New assembled, manufactured and imported automobiles& ROAD VEHICLES ENGINEERINGRegulatory Standards24-10-2020NA No
25-08-2020United States of AmericaRegulation establishes tolerances for residues of pethoxamid in or on multiple commodities02, 04, 0504Cattle, fat& Cattle, meat& Cattle, meat by-products& Corn, field, forage& Corn, field, grain& Corn, field, stover& Corn, pop, grain& Corn, pop, stover& Corn, sweet, forage& Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed& Corn, sweet, stover& Cotton, gin by-products& Cotton, undelinted seed& Egg& Goat, fat& Goat, meat& Goat, meat by-products& Hog, fat& Hog, meat& Hog, meat by-products& Horse, fat& Horse, meat& Horse, meat by-products& Milk& Poultry, fat& Poultry, meat& Poultry, meat by-products& Sheep, fat& Sheep, meat& Sheep, meat by-products& Soybean, forage& Soybean, hay& Soybean, seedPesticides MRLNA12-08-2020Yes
25-08-2020United States of AmericaUnited States of America - Establishes tolerances for residues of nitrapyrin various commodities1701, 07, 08Beet, sugar, molasses& Beet, sugar, roots& Beet, sugar, tops& Rapeseed, seed& Vegetable, tuberous and corm, cropPesticides MRLNA12-08-2020Yes
21-08-2020JapanRevision of the fertilizer standards and rules published3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105FertilizerRegulatory Standards20-09-2020Dec-2020 No
21-08-2020SingaporeProposes Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations 20218702, 8703, 8704, 8705, 8706,Specific20-10-202001-09-2020 No
21-08-2020UgandaDUS 2229-2:2020, Surgical gauze - Specification - Part 2: Petrolatum published300590Petrolatum gauze& Wadding, gauze, bandagesSpecific20-09-202001-11-2021 No
18-08-2020PhilippinesImposing temporary ban on the Importation of Domestic and Wild Rabbits from the USA01061400Domestic and wild rabbitsSpecificNANAYes
14-08-2020United Arab EmiratesImposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from Victoria in Australia0105, 0207, 010511Live poultry , and poultry products including poultry meat , day-old chicks, hatching eggs, except heat-treated meat.SpecificNA09-08-2020Yes
14-08-2020CanadaProposes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for cyclaniliprole3808Pesticide cyclaniliprole in or on citrus fruits and oil Pesticides MRL18-10-2020NA No
14-08-2020United States of AmericaPetitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities3808PesticidesPesticides MRL04-09-2020NA No
14-08-2020IsraelEstablishes procedure for packaging labeling of medical preparations3003, 3004, 3006PharmaceuticalsLabeling And Packaging01-09-202001-09-2020 No
10-08-2020ThailandRegulation on rules and procedures on application, issuance of license to display standard marks on the industrial products, license to manufacture and license to import for saleSpecificNA25-07-2020Yes
10-08-2020ThailandRegulation prescribing description, production and method of displaying of standard marks on the industrial productsSpecificNA25-07-2020Yes