* EU-US Trade Talks to Start 12 March 2013, Brussels The European Commission agreed the draft mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement with the United States, the draft mandate will be sent to the Council for the Member States to approve. Read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Brazil Joins the UN CISG 5 March 2013, Vienna Brazil becomes the 79th State Party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Further information on the CISG is available on the UNCITRAL website at www.uncitral.org. Check here too. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * The Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 1 March 2013, Vienna The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts entered into force on 1 March 2013. Further information on the Convention is available on the UNCITRAL website at www.uncitral.org. Kindly follow the link for more.