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News from UNCTAD

 
* The ICTPR Framework
 
 
UNCTAD has developed a model framework and methodology for conducting information and communications technologies (ICTs) policy reviews: The ICTPR Framework.
 
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Find the publication here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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* Bilateral FDI Statistics
 
The UNCTAD’s Bilateral FDI Statistics provides up-to-date and systematic FDI data for 206 economies around the world, covering inflows (table 1), outflows (table 2), inward stock (table 3) and outward stock (table 4) by region and economy.
 
Read more about following the link.
 
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* Review of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Cases
 
UNCTAD publishes its annual review of investor-State dispute settlement cases (ISDS).
 
You can download it from here.diaeia_IssuesNote
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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* 2013 Trade Statistics
 
According to UNCTAD and WTO estimates, world merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013.
 
For more details, check here.
 
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Financial Secrecy Index – 2013 Results

 
The Tax Justice Network (TJN) published the Financial Secrecy Index – 2013 Results.
 
The Tax Justice Network (TJN) is an advocacy group consisting of a coalition of researchers and activists with a shared concern about what they argue are the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.
 
Please find the index here.
 
Read more about the Tax Justice Network (TJN) and Financial Secrecy Index.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 48 (25 November – 1 December 2013)

 
* OECD: Global Economy Recovering at Moderate Pace
 
On the last Economic Outlook, OECD concluded that the global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace.
 
Read more following the link.
 
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* Liechtenstein & Isle of Man Sign OECD Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Liechtenstein & Isle of Man join the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe to tackle tax evasion and avoidance between its signatories.
 
Check here and here.
 
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* Canada & NZ Ratify Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Canada and  New Zealand have ratified the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* WTO – No Global Trade DealEven the WTO’s members have come “very close to fully agreed texts”, the negotiations on the first global trade deal in the organization’s history come to a dead end.

Read more here.

 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 45 (4 – 10 November 2013)

 
* OPEC’s World Oil Outlook and Annual Statistical Bulletin
 
The 2013 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) and Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) have been released.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* ITC – Free Market Analysis Database and Analytic Tools
 
The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) gives free access to its market analysis databases and related analytical tools.
ITC’s market analysis tools include Trade Map, Investment Map, Market Access Map and Standards Map
 
See more here.
 
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* Central Asian Countries Committed To Build New Routes
 
The ten member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) have agreed to develop new road and rail corridors linking the region to East and South Asia.
 
Please find more on the CAREC’s website.
 
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* Andorra and Cayman Joins OECD Convention on Tax Assistance
 
The Cayman Islands and Andorra signed the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters developed by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Council of Europe Convention.
 
Check here and here for more.
 
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* Cayman, UK Sign ‘FATCA’-type Agreement
 
The Cayman Islands signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United Kingdom.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* Canada & Honduras – Free Trade Deal
 
Canada and Honduras signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
 
Check here.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 44 (28 October – 3 November 2013)

 
* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus
 
The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months.
 
Check here for more.

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* Global Investment Trends Monitor
 
UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
 
Check for findings and details here.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 41 (7 – 13 October 2013)

 
* ICC – Drafting and Negotiating
 
ICC has published a practical guide to drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts.
 
Kindly follow the link for more.
 
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* Gambia Pulls Out of Commonwealth
 
Gambia has withdrawn from the British Commonwealth.
 
Please check here.
 
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* Revised ISO/IEC 27001
 
ISO published the revised standard of information security management system ISO/IEC 27001.
 
Kindly check here and here for more details.
 
 

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