Archive for category European Union Regulation

More Trade News in Brief Week 28 (8 – 14 July 2013)

 
 
* Taiwan & New Zealand Sign FTA
 
Taiwan signed its first FTA with a developed economy, New Zealand.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* Connecting Europe Facility
 
* EU – Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM)
 
The European Commission proposed a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) for the Banking Union, which would complement the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 24 (11 – 16 June 2013)

 
* Israel & Columbia Signed FTA
 
10 June 2013, Jerusalem
 
Israel and Columbia signed a free trade agreement (FTA).
 
Read more here.
 
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* New EU Open Data Rules
 
13 June 2013, Brussels
 
The EU’s Parliament adopted the updated EU rules on the re-use of public sector information.
 
The aim of the rules is to make it easier for businesses to obtain access and permission to re-use government-held information.
 
Check here for more.
 
 
Open Data website.
 
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* Investor Education Gateway
 
 4 June 2013, Madrid
 
IOSCO revealed its new website feature – the Investor Education Gateway.
 
 This online tool is an education initiative and aims to enhance the sharing of investor education information.
 
Check here the new initiative.
 
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* A Common European Asylum System
 
12 June 2013, Strasbourg
 
EU adopted updated rules on asylum applications; these include common procedures, the creation of a basic set or rights for asylum seekers arriving in the EU and a proposal to stop transfers to member states struggling to cope with the number of asylum seekers and related responsibilities.
 
Kindle read the press release here.
 
DG Home Affairs website.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 20 (14 – 19 May 2013)

 
* US, UK, Australia – Tax Information
 
United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have developed a plan to share tax information.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* ASEAN–EU: A Strategic Partnership
 
EU and ASEAN signed their first inter-regional cooperation agreement four decades ago, now it is thinking that a Strategic Partnership should be implemented.
 
Read more about following the link.
 
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* EU – New Rules on Credit Rating Agencies
 
The Council of European Union adopted a directive and a regulation amending the EU’s rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs).
 
Check here the New rules on credit rating agencies.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 18 (29 April – 5 May 2013)

 

* SESAR – Single European Sky
 
European Commission adopted a regulation establishing governance and incentive mechanisms to facilitate the effective and timely deployment of SESAR.
 
SESAR is the EU’s project that aims at modernising the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.
 
Please read more here and here.
 
You can find more about SESAR here.
 
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* International Code of Direct Selling
 
ICC released the revised International Code of Direct Selling which was developed in close co-operation with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA).
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)
 
Liechtenstein became the first WTO member to ratify the amended version of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).
 
Read more here.
 

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News from European Union

 
* Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive
 
The European Union approves new rules to stabilise and strengthen the banking system, Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD).
 
Check the next links for more details:
 
EU Bank Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive
Parliament Votes Reform Package
 
 
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* New Business Rules
 
The European Commission approves new transparency rules for the extractive industry and simplification of accounting requirements for companies.
 
Check here.
 
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* European Satellite Navigation Systems
 
The European Council and European Parliament reach agreement on financing and governance of the European satellite navigation Systems (EGNOS and Galileo).
 
Please follow the link.
 

 

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News from European Union

* Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
 
The Parliamentary Assembly – Union for the Mediterranean relaunched its cooperation objectives in the fields of infrastructure, education and training.
 
Read more here.
 
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* Trade Defense Instruments
 
The European Commission is studying to improve the trade defense operations through anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties and expect that its proposals to become law next year.
 
Cheek here for more.

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* EU – Multinational Tax Info Exchange
 
The EU’s six biggest members, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Poland have agreed to develop and pilot a major new multilateral tax information exchange program.
 
Kindly follow the link.
 

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News from European Union

 
* The 2013 European Neighbourhood Policy Package
 
The EU published its 2013 ENP proposed to the 16 of EU’s closest neighbours – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.
 
Check here and here.
 
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 * The Council adopts energy infrastructure regulation
 
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* New EU label for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds
 

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News from European Union

 
* EU and Japan to Start Negotiation on FTA
 
The EU and Japan are set to hold a summit within the month as a launch pad to talks that could lead to a major free trade deal.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* EU-Thailand FTA Negotiations to Start Soon
 
The EU will start negotiations with Thailand on a free trade agreement soon.
 
Check here.
 
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* EU-Morocco Talks on FTA Begin
 
The EU and Morocco begin talks on free-trade agreement.
 
Please follow the link.
 

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The European Union Approach to Technology and Innovation

 
* Science and Technology Advisory Council
 
The European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council.
 
The Council is an independent and informal group of outstanding science and technology experts from academia, business and civil society from across the European Research Area.
 
Check here please.
 
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* Key Enabling Technologies – KETs
 
The Key Enabling Technologies, or simply KETs – nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – represent and exceptional importance for the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU.
 
To assure and improve access to finance for investments in KETs, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
Kindly find additional information here.
 
 

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A Unitary Patent System for Europe

 

The European Union (EU) member countries signed an agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC).
 
The Unitary Patent system will make obtaining a European Patent less complex and cheaper while ensuring legal certainty throughout the entire single jurisdiction.
 
Read about UPC here and here.
 

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