More Trade News in Brief – Week 2 (7 – 13 January 2013)

* IMO – Amended MARPOL
The new amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) entered into force on 1 January 2013.
The new chapter make mandatory the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.
Find more on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) page.
* Laos – The WTO’s 158th Member
Laos will officially become the WTO’s 158th member state on 2 February.
Read more here.
* Comoros – The 146th Contracting Party to the Harmonized System Convention
The Union of the Comoros started the process of joining to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System).
Check the Press release.

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  1. #1 by Erin on January 14, 2013 - 5:17 PM

    Thank you for liking my fiction!


  2. #3 by flyingcuttlefish on January 14, 2013 - 7:15 PM

    Did you see this?

    Nuke-industry-ruined Japan to log-roll debt to war-broke-US?


  3. #5 by Joyce E. Johnson on January 14, 2013 - 9:32 PM

    Thank you for stopping by my blog with a visit. Yours is interesting too.


  4. #7 by paragoalie on January 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM

    Good info thanks, I wonder how the new IMO regulations will affect trade.


    • #8 by Bogdan Marius Beleuz on January 17, 2013 - 11:13 AM

      I hope increasing the competitiveness and conciseness the traders about the environment protection…


  5. #9 by paragoalie on January 16, 2013 - 1:39 PM

    Reblogged this on paragoalie's Blog and commented:
    A good summery of what’s going on in the world that you won’t find in US media


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