ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Oct 2013
By making it easier for firms to obtain an export certificate issued by the state of California, the bill may facilitate access to trade in foreign markets that extend recognition to California standards.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
On October 3, 2013 the governor of California signed a bill (AB1400) to streamline the state’s export certificate program and decrease delays for California businesses looking to export goods. An export certificate issued by the State of California states that a particular item meets the regulations to be sold on the market in California. Such documentation may facilitate access for goods in foreign markets that extend recognition to California standards. The bill allows California businesses requesting an export document from the Department of Public Health to make the request electronically. The bill would also increase the term of an export document from six months to one year.