* ICC – New Model International Sale Contract 4 March 2013, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the updated Model International Sale Contract including an interactive digital version. The new model permits companies and lawyers to define their own reliable import-export agreements that are in line with Incoterms® 2010 and the latest developments in international trade. Visit the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * US Foreign Trade Policy The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the ”2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Annual Report”. Please find the 2013 Agenda and 2012 Report here. Also, USTR published its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * New Zealand and Chile Signed FTA New Zealand and Chile signed a free trade agreement (FTA). Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * UN Strength Sanctions on North Korea 7 March 2013 The United Nations Security Council tightened sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s trade and banking. Check the Press Release.