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More Trade News in Brief – Week 17 (22 – 28 April 2013)

 
* EU & Morocco to Start DCFTA Talks
 
22 April 2013, Brussels
 
The EU and Morocco started the first round of negotiations for an EU-Morocco Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).
 
Check here for more.
 
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* IOSCO – Report on Technological Challenges to Market Surveillance
 
 22 April 2013, Madrid (Spain)
 
 The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a final report on Technological Challenges to Effective Market Surveillance: Issues and Regulatory Tools.
 
Read the report here.
 
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* ISO’s 2012 Annual Report
 
The ISO’s 2012 Annual Report examines the organization’s activities in the field of business and economy standards.
 
Discover ISO’s Annual Report 2012 here.
 
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* New ISO for Financial Services
 
ISO/ IEC published a new standard: ISO/IEC TR 27015:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management guidelines for financial services – guidance for organizations providing financial services.
 
Read more here.
 
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News from ICC

 
* Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO), a standard in supply chain finance.
 
Please check here for more.
 
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* Global Risks – Trade Finance 2013
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) issued the Global Risks – Trade Finance 2013. The report provides reviews on the risks in trade finance from the global trade finance industry’s perspective.
 
Check the press release.
 
Download a copy of Global Risks – Trade Finance 2013.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 7 (11 – 17 February 2013)

 
* OECD – International Tax System
 
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urges stronger international co-operation on corporate tax to avoid different treatment between multinationals and local smaller businesses.
 
The study – Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – reflects the tax system over the G-20 countries.
 
Check here for more.
 
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 * ICC-Ifo – World Economic Climate
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Ifo Institute published the latest World Economic Survey (WES).
 
For further details check here and here.
 
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* The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013
 
The World Economic Forum (WEF) released ”The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013”.
 
Please check it here.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 6 (4 – 10 February 2013)

 
* WHO, WIPO, WTO – Medical Technologies and Innovation
 
5 February 2013
 
The World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and World Trade Organization (WTO) released the “Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation: Intersections between Public Health, Intellectual Property and Trade”.
 
Find more about this study here.
 
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* Turkey – Mauritius Signed FTA
 
7 February 2013
 
Turkey and Mauritius signed a free trade agreement (FTA). Check here.
 
Read more about the Turkey’s FTA’s here.
 

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Trade in Value-Added Initiative

16 January 2013
 
OECD and WTO developed a database of trade in value added indicators to analyze the value added by a country in the production of any good or service that is then exported.
 
Please read more about this jointed initiative here and here.
 

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Global Economic Outlook 2013

 
* WB – International Debt Statistics 2013
 
World Bank (WB) released the International Debt Statistics 2013.
 
Check for more here.
 
 
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* UN – Prospects for the World economy in 2013-2014
 
United Nations (UN) published the Prospects for the World Economy in 2013-2014.
 
Find more here.
 
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* 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
 
The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s preeminent think tank, issued the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom.
 
Please follow the link.

 

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