More Trade News in Brief – Week 14 (1 – 7 April 2013)


* USTR – Reports on Barriers to Trade
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes various Reports on Barriers to Trade:
Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Report)
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Barriers to Trade (SPS Report)
2013 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
* UN – Global Arms Trade Treaty Approved
The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms.
Please find more about the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) following the link.
* OECD – Global Economy Outlook
OECD published its latest Interim Economic Assessment.
Check here.
* US – West African States to Start TIFA Negotiations
The United States is exploring a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The ECOWAS member states are Sierra Leone, Senegal and Cape Verde.
Read more about it here.

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  1. #1 by Simon Sundaraj-Keun on April 6, 2013 - 10:56 AM

    Reblogged this on Simon Sundaraj-Keun.


  2. #3 by exmaschine on April 11, 2013 - 3:18 PM

    The chart referring to US unemployment is really a fallacy. It comes from the BLS, which is a deceptive entity. Our LFPR has dropped over 3%- there are about 11 million people not being counted in the labor force. The REAL, true U3 rate is about 11 and half percent, while the total under/unemployment rate is over 22%. No one talks about it much, except for a fw outlets. I highly recommend reading zerohedge for the most truthful economic and financial reports. Our government and media are corrupt and nothing they print or publish is completely factual. They mislead the public. Our economic situation is very bad. 16T of debt, 22% total UE, 1T of studen loan debt, 14M homes with negative equity, 48M on food stamps, wages are at a 20 years low. And a host of other financial problems.



    • #4 by Bogdan Marius Beleuz on April 11, 2013 - 7:01 PM

      Hi, Geo!

      Thank you for your pertinent comment. We all should know that lies big lies and statistics/ reports.

      All the best!


  3. #6 by mytiturk on April 12, 2013 - 12:56 PM

    Thank you for liking my post on Bullying in Ancient Egypt. Your site appears to generate discussion on some important issues. You might enjoy my blog on Cypriot Canaries:


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