Archive for December, 2013
* ICC – Ethics and Compliance Training Book The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a new Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook. Among the 17 subject areas covered are risk assessment, training and education, whistle blowing, internal investigations, resisting solicitation, joint ventures, and the ICC anti-corruption clause. Please check here for more details. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * New ICC Mediation Rules Unveiled The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) releases the new ICC Rules which will replace the ICC ADR Rules and will come into force on 1 January 2014. Kindly check here for more.
* EU-Turkey: Ready to Sign Readmission Agreement EU and Turkey will resume the accession negotiations after the opening of a new negotiating chapter last month. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU Advances Trade Relationships with Moldova, Armenia and Georgia The EU has recently concluded negotiations for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with Moldova, Armenia and Georgia. Check here and here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * EU – Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements Kindly find the latest news about the EU’s bilateral trade and investment agreements negotiations here.
* Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013 has been published by Transparency International. Please check the press release here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Australia and South Korea Conclude Trade Talks Australia has concluded negotiations with South Korea for a free trade agreement. Please follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Yemen Accedes To WTO Yemen became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 04, 2013. Click here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Asian Countries top OECD’s Latest PISA Survey Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey. PISA survey evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds Check here for details.