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Agreement on Patents Between EPO and Russia

16 May 2012, Moscow/Munich
 
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) have agreed to exchange full-text versions of patent documents in Russian and English to create bilingual text corpora for use in the free Patent Translate service on the EPO’s website.
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New OECD Members

12 May 2010, Brussels
 
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has agreed to invite Estonia, Israel and Slovenia to become members of the Organisation, its membership will grow to 34 countries.
 
Before the admission, the three countries were reviewed by several commissions with respect to their compliance with OECD standards and benchmarks.
 
The last country to became member was Chile earlier this year and membership talks with Russia are in progress. In the same time, the OECD is strengthening its growing partnership with major emerging economies, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

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New Partnership on Organic Trade between European Union and United States

The European Union and the United States announced that beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in both markets. Formal letters creating this partnership were signed on 15 February 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany.
 
This agreement will benefit the organic farmers and food producers, this will mean easier access, with less bureaucracy and less costs, and the improver transparency on organic standards in each U.S. and E.U. region. The partnership will open new market opportunities and will create more opportunities for small businesses. The agreement will eliminates significant barriers, as double certifications to two standards as now. The products traded under the partnership must be shipped with an organic export certificate.
 
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program will both have oversight functions.

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