Posts Tagged development
More Trade News in Brief – Week 9 (25 February – 3 March 2013)
* New ISO Standard for Electronic Signatures The new ISO standard secures the electronic signatures when the documents they authenticate are transferred and processed through different information technology systems.
- ISO 14533-1:2012, Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration – Long term signature profiles – Part 1: Long term signature profiles for CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)
- ISO 14533-2:2012, Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration – Long term signature profiles – Part 2: Long term signature profiles for XML Advanced Electronic Signatures (XAdES)
EU’s First EPA with an African Region
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in European Union Issues, Trade Agreements, Trade Opportunities on May 16, 2012
14 May 2012, Brussels On 14 May taken affect the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) concluded between EU and four Eastern and Southern African states Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. The interim EPA provides duty and quota free access to the EU market for exports from above mention African countries. The last ones will gradually open their markets to European exports, with exceptions for certain products the countries consider sensitive. The trade and development agreement covers provisions on rules of origin, development cooperation, fisheries, trade defence instruments and dispute settlement. More here.
New OECD Members
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Geopolitical Issues, Trade & Development on May 14, 2012
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.