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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.
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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.
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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).
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The CIS Signed Several Documents on Integration Cooperation

30 May 2012, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) governments sign several important documents on various aspects of the integration cooperation of the CIS member-states.
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 21 (14-20 May 2012)

* CIS Summit 2012
 15 May 2012, Moscow
Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) reaffirm their commitment to tied their relations and to considered economic and trade cooperation a priority.
On 15th May, the delegations of the CIS’s members discussed the ratification of the agreement on a free trade zone within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
* Informal Talks on Information Technology Agreement (ITA)
15 May 2012-05-18
Under the WTO’s organization, several countries have announced their intention to start informal bilateral and plurilateral consultations on what products to add to the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).
More here.
* South Africa – CPI & PPI to be Reviewed
 16 May 2012, Pretoria
The Government announced that the methods used to calculate the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI) are to be reviewed. More here.
* EU Demands Accurate Information
 European Parliament has emitted a resolution calling for accurate information on customs duty and value-added tax (VAT) evasion in member states.
The aim argue was that the EU Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is unable to recover misused money from member states or even to provide accurate data related to EU funds.
* The 5th Round Negotiation between China & Switzerland on FTA
16 May 2012, Beijing
On the last round negotiations, 8-10  May en Beijing, the two parts exchanged views on issues as: goods trade tariff reductions, trade in services, rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, competition policies and trade dispute remedies.
* G8 Summit – “Acting Together”
This year’s G8 Summit, under the motto “Acting Together”, will take place on 18-19 May 2012 in Camp David.
More: EU & U.S. Department of State.

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