* US to Cooperate With Switzerland & Japan On FATCA 25 June 2012, Washington After the agreements reached with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, US is pursuing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with Switzerland and Japan. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * UNCTAD & WIPO Start Regular Consultation 25 June 2012 The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have decided to establish of a regular consultation mechanism between the two organizations to strengthen consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest. Further information here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * OECD – International Migration Outlook 2012 27 June 2012 OECD published the International Migration Outlook 2012 which provide an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * ICC Publishes Banking Commission Official Opinions 28 June 2012, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published the volume “Banking Commission Official Opinions” on regard of the impact and isuues related to the latest ICC rules on documentary credits, collections and demand guarantees in daily practice. For further information please click here.