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Ref. : EIC 111/2

12 April 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 353/2018

US : Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products - Revised Compliance Dates

Further to Commercial Information Circular No. 829/2017 dated 27 September 2017 regarding the extension of compliance date for formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products, the Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register (FR) notice of 4 April 2018 to advance the compliance date for, among others, emission standards, recordkeeping and labelling, from 12 December 2018 to 1 June 2018, in order to comply with a court order.  For details, please refer to the FR notice, which is available at


2.For enquiries about the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Jasper LAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

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