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Saudi Arabia has introduced the Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM) from January 1, 2018, resulting into new regulations for import of goods. For most machines up to now it has not been put into action and all consequences are not known yet. In a meeting in Germany upcoming regulations have been presented.
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During an event in Frankfurt on June 21, 2018 upcoming changes concerning plastic packagings have been discussed. Up to now there are lacking detailed information how the new regulations will be put into action.
An official German Pavilion will be organized for WETEX, the leading exhibition for water and wastewater technology as well as for energy supply in Middle East, October 23-25. Deadline for registration is July 20.
Mercer has published its annual study on quality of living for expats. Cities from Western-Europe, North America and Oceania are heading the list. At the end are cities from Africa and from countries with hefty political disturbance in Middle East.
Saudi Arabia has banned non-biodegradable plastics packagings. This is for production within Saudi Arabia and imports. Also machinery and spare parts may not be shipped to Saudi Arabia inside non-biodegradable plastics packagings.