* International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2014 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) published the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2014. The statistical publication presents detailed, country-specific, business structure statistics, which provide empirical evidence for formulating industrial policy and carrying out comparative analysis of structural change and productivity. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * US and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth The United States of America and China drove record-level patent-filing activity via WIPO. Please read more here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) will come into force on 6 April 2014. The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement will open markets and promote good governance in the participating Member economies. Follow the link for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Canada & South Korea successful conclusion of the FTA Canada and South Korea inked a free trade agreement (FTA) after more than six year of negotiations. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Finland, Chile Sign US FATCA The United States signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with Finland and Chile to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), bringing the total of such agreements that have been signed to 24. Check here.