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News from EU

 
* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
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* EU – Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements
 
 Kindly find the latest news about the EU’s bilateral trade and investment agreements negotiations here.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 49 (2 – 8 December 2013)

 
* Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013
 
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013 has been published by Transparency International.
 
Please check the press release here.
 
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* 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.
 
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* Yemen Accedes To WTO
 
 Yemen became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 04, 2013.
 
Click here for more.
 
 
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* 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.
 

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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 43 (21 – 27 October 2013)

 
* CIS Moves Forward
 
In the last CIS Summit, leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia called Georgia to rejoin the Commonwealth of Independent States.
 
They also supported aspirations from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to join and proposed allowing Turkey and possibly also Syria to join the Customs Union.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* Guernsey Sign Tax IGAs with UK
 
Guernsey is the second country, after Jersey, which signed an inter-governmental agreement with UK.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* Ukraine Joins Global Forum on Tax Transparency
 
Ukraine has become a member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
 
Click here for details.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 39 (23 – 29 September 2013)

 
* Colombia’s Accession to OECD
 
The 34 OECD Members approved a Roadmap to accession for Colombia establishing the process and setting out the terms for Colombia’s future membership.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* WTO Agrees Membership Terms for Yemen
 
The final step before Yemen becomes a member of the WTO would be the ratification of the accession package by the Yemeni Parliament.
 
Please check here for more.
 
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* US and Mongolia Signed an Agreement on Transparency
 
United States and Mongolia signed an Agreement on Transparency in Matters Related to International Trade and Investment between both countries.
 
Check here for more.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 37 (9 – 15 September 2013)

 
* Chile and Thailand – FTA
 
Chile and Thailand have closed a free trade agreement which they will sign on October 4.
 
Check for more here.
 
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* EU Concerns about Russian Pressure on Eastern Partnership Countries
 
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution that deplores different types of pressure being exercised by Russia on the EU’s Eastern neighbours.
 
See more following the link.
 
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* Guernsey Signed TIEAs with Switzerland and with Hungary
 
Guernsey signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with Switzerland and with Hungary.
 
Follow the link for more.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 36 (2 – 8 September 2013)

 
* Indonesia and Pakistan Signed FTA
 
The governments of Indonesia and Pakistan finally signed a FTA after 10 years of negotiation.
 
Check here for details.
 
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* South Korea and Vietnam to Accelerate Trade Negotions
 
South Korea and Vietnam agreed to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement next year.
 
Please find more here.
 
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* Bahrain – Closer to ATA Carnet System
 
Bahrain prepares to implement ATA Carnet System.
 
For more information visit the ATA Carnet System.
 

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Armenia Choose Customs Union

 
Armenia will join to the Customs Union led by Russia and block its chances of signing an agreement with the European Union.
 
 The EU respects the decision on joining the Customs but ‘two systems are incompatible” . Russia considers it a diplomatic victory.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 30 (22 – 28 July 2013)

 
* Expanded Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP)
 
The WTO launched an expanded version of its Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP), for the first time it includes information on services.
 
This new database is available here.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* EU & Armenia: Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area
 
EU and Armenia signed a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).
 
Kindly follow the link.
 
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* ICC Issues Taxation Handbook
 
ICC Commission on Taxation released a handbook with the latest developments in the world of international taxation.
 
Read more here.
 
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* Successful Galileo Position Fix
 
The European satellite navigation system will bring first services by the end of 2014. Galileo, Europe’s GPS, opens up business opportunities and makes life easier for citizens.
 
A successful position fix has been announced, check here and here.
 

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News from the European Union

 
* EU & Georgia Sign DCFTA
 
The European Union and Georgia concluded negotiations for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).
 
Check here and here for more.
 
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* EU Re-opens Its Market to Myanmar/Burma
 
The trade preferences for Myanmar/Burma will be applied retroactively as of 13 June 2012.
 
Check here for details.
 
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* European Social Statistics
 
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published the 1st edition of the European Social Statistics.
 
You can find it here.
 

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