Archive for December, 2012

WTO Approves Tajikistan’s Membership

10 December 2012
Tajikistan will become the 159th member of the Word Trade Organization (WTO) once it will ratify the deal by 7 June 2013.
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 49 (3 – 9 December 2012)

* U.S. Closer to Starts FTA Negotiations with Russia
The U.S. Senate has voted an historic decision: U.S. will start negotiation on a trade agreement with Russian Federation.
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* Russia Promotes Glonass through CIS
Russia insists on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia’s global positioning system.
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* Guatemala Signs Convention on Tax Transparency
Guatemala  signs the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
Please find more here.

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The New EU Unitary Patent

6 December 2012
The EU agreed to create an EU-wide patent regime to protect inventions and patents throughout the European Economic Community.
Please read more here.

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Mercosur to Discuss Incorporation of Bolivia and Ecuador

6-7 December, Brasilia
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Mercosur summit (6-7 December) is scheduled to debate the incorporation of Ecuador and Bolivia to the regional block.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 48 (26 November – 2 December 2012)

* The EU’s Danube Strategy
26 November 2012, Brussels
As Danube is crossing 14 European countries, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region is bringing about closer cooperation between countries and regions across its course to Black Sea.
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* Uganda Joined COMESA FTA
Ugandan has approved to join the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Free Trade Area (COMESA FTA).
More here.
* The EU’s Free Trade Agreements
30 November 2012, Brussels
European Commission published a resume of the forthcoming FTAs negotiations or under consideration.
Kindly take a look here.

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