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Mexico Adopts Maximum Mercury and Cadmium Limits in Batteries, New Standards for Tyres
Mexico has established maximum mercury and cadmium limits in batteries and battery packs and will also require batteries to include specific information and to comply with certain other requirements, effective from 28 September 2019. Additionally, new standards have been adopted for certain tyres.
Economists' Pick 16 Oct 2018
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Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Houseware and Small Home Appliances (Market Entry Strategies)
For Hong Kong SMEs in the houseware and small home appliances industry interested in selling to the ASEAN markets, they should consider the pros and cons of various market entry methods, to choose an optimal market entry strategy which best suit their business needs.
Economists' Pick 15 Oct 2018
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Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products
Topics: Argentina Moves Forward with AD Probe of Cotton Denim Fabric; Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probe of Tableware; Brazil Announces Schedule for AD Sunset Review on Table Fans;
Economists' Pick 15 Oct 2018
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Ecodesign Plans Obliging Manufacturers to Make Products Easily Repairable Are Opposed by Some Member States
A European Commission consultation, which closed on 4 June 2018, brought to light that the “take-make-use-throw away” ideology coupled with “built-in obsolescence”, an allegedly widespread practice by manufacturers whereby the lifespan of a product is shortened in order to increase sales, are costing consumers money, while at the same time depleting the world of its natural resources.
Economists' Pick 11 Oct 2018
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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Cooler/Grills and Decorative Pineapples.
Economists' Pick 11 Oct 2018
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In Style • Hong Kong - Vietnam Multimedia
Major events under the “In Style • Hong Kong” mega promotion in Ho Chi Minh City, including a Symposium that highlighted Hong Kong’s professional services, an Expo that showcased products from Hong Kong’s leading brands, and a Gala Dinner that forged closer ties between business communities from Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Multimedia 11 Oct 2018
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Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Houseware and Small Home Appliances (Distribution Channels 2)
In major ASEAN cities, the distribution channels for housewares and small home appliances are very diverse. Apart from the traditional ones, there are new retail channels which offer opportunities for lesser-known brands and designers. Hong Kong exporters should choose the right channels which best match their product positioning.
Economists' Pick 8 Oct 2018
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EU Law Restricting Phenol in Toys to Begin Applying Imminently
Hong Kong’s toy sellers will be aware that Directive 2009/48/EC is the framework toy safety Directive for all toys that are sold to EU consumers. This framework toy safety Directive provides for the adoption of migration limits and lowered content limits for chemicals that are found in toys intended for use by children under 36 months of age or that may be placed in the mouth.
Economists' Pick 8 Oct 2018
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Hong Kong Pavilion at China Hi-Tech Fair 2018
The Hong Kong Pavilion at the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) 2018 will highlight homegrown tech start-ups and the latest technology developments from tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong.
Economists' Pick 4 Oct 2018
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Argentina Updates List of IT Goods Benefitting from Duty-Free Treatment
Argentina recently updated its list of information technology and telecommunications goods, as well as integrated systems containing such products, that may receive duty-free treatment through at least 31 December 2021.
Economists' Pick 4 Oct 2018
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Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Houseware and Small Home Appliances (Distribution Channels 1)
In major ASEAN cities, the distribution channels for housewares and small home appliances are very diverse. Apart from the traditional ones, there are new retail channels which offer opportunities for lesser-known brands and designers. Hong Kong exporters should choose the right channels which best match their product positioning.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2018
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Defunct Brands and Belarus Assembly Key to Russian TV Set Market
Reviving brands familiar to Russian consumers, while benefiting from zero import tariffs between Eurasian Economic Union members, seen as prime means of taking on the Big Three manufacturers that now dominate Russia's TV-set market.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2018
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Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Houseware and Small Home Appliances (Recent Developments and Trends)
The ongoing urbanisation has boosted the demand for houseware and small home appliances in the major ASEAN cities. With growing economic affluence translating into rising purchasing power, more mid-to-high income consumers are looking for modern, high-quality, durable household products. This generates opportunities for Hong Kong exporters in the houseware and small home appliances industry.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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Denmark Investigates Carcinogenic PAHs in Consumer Products, Including in Footwear and Toys
PAHs are organic compounds containing two or more fused aromatic rings, which, in processed articles, may exist in the following: creosote, medicines, dyes, plastics, rubbers, pesticides, lubricants, release agents, capacitance electrolytes, mineral oil, pitch, insecticides, bactericides, mosquito-repellent incense, cigarettes, and petrol antifreeze, given that the raw materials are coal, crude oil and tar.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Commercial ACs under Consideration
Interested parties may submit input by 3 December in connection with a data collection process that could result in amended energy test procedures for three-phase commercial air-cooled air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 Btu/h.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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Argentina Issues Results of Anti-circumvention Reviews of Glass Plates, Tableware/Kitchenware
Argentina has determined that certain glass plates imported from Malaysia are circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China, but that certain porcelain tableware and kitchenware imported from Indonesia are not circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from the mainland.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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New Law Restricting Lead in Toys to Enter into Effect EU-wide on 28 October
Council Directive 2017/738 was published in the EU’s Official Journal on 27 April 2017. It introduces more stringent limits on the concentration of lead in toys, which will begin applying from 28 October this year. Hong Kong’s exporters of toys to the EU market, as well as EU distributors and retailers, will thus need to act fast (if they have not already done so) to ensure that their products comply with the new requirements by this deadline.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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Export Tax Rebates Raised for Electromechanical and Cultural Handicraft Products
As of 15 September, the level of export tax rebates related to electromechanical goods and certain cultural handicrafts has been raised.
Economists' Pick 28 Sept 2018
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Start-up Express Winners Build Networks
Talents are everywhere in Hong Kong, making it a place full of creativity and out-of-the-box ideas.
Economists' Pick 27 Sept 2018
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High-Tech Trinkets Top Gift-Giving Preferences at Hong Kong Show
Novelty is giving way to utility in the corporate gift-giving sector, with innovative, affordable tech gadgets now seen as the best way to truly endear yourself to end-users and to make yourself truly memorable via mass-market merchandising.
Economists' Pick 20 Sept 2018
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