Posts Tagged European Union

More Trade News in Brief Week 42 (13 – 19 October 2014)

 
* Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014
 
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published The Regional Yearbook 2014.
 
Check here.
 
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* International Tourism Up by 5% in the First Half of 2014
 
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.
 
Read more about here.
 
 
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* South Africa & Hong Kong – DTA
 
Hong Kong and South Africa signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement (CDTA).
 
See more here.
 
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 44 (28 October – 3 November 2013)

 
* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus
 
The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months.
 
Check here for more.

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* Global Investment Trends Monitor
 
UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
 
Check for findings and details here.
 

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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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News from European Union

 
* EU & Japan to Start FTA Talks
 
25 March 2013, Brussels
 
European Union and Japan launched the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
 
Check here for more.
 
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* Long-term Financing of the European Economy
 
25 March 2013, Brussels
 
European Commission launches Green Paper on the long-term financing of the European economy.
 
Find more information following the link.
 
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* The EU’s Free Trade Agreements
 
25 March 2013, Brussels
 
European Commission published an update review of its trade free trade talks.
 
Check here.
 

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News from European Union

 
* European Innovation Partnership (EIP)
 
The European Commission launched the European Innovation Partnership to help make Europe a world leader in raw materials exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution by 2020.
 
More information on the EIP on Raw Materials.
 
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* Bioeconomy Observatory
 
The European Commission will establish an observatory to map progress and measure the impact of the development of the European Union’s bioeconomy.
 
Check here.
 
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* The EU’s Free Trade Agreements
 
The European Commission released a memo regarding the EU’s Free Trade Agreements:
– On-going negotiations
– Free Trade Agreements finished but not yet entered into force
– Free Trade Agreements already in force
 
Please find more here.
 
Also check, fur further information the EU’s bilateral free trade agreements.
 

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EFTA’s Free Trade Agreements

 
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) currently has a network of 24 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with 33 countries worldwide (excluding the European Union) and signed six Joint Declarations of Cooperation as complement for this extensive network.
 
The next step is to revise existing EFTA-FTAs to include areas such as services and investment, intellectual property and sustainable development.
 
Actually, the EFTA have ongoing free trade negotiations with Bosnia-Herzegovina, with the Customs Union Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan, with India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama).
 
EFTA states are also looking to deepen trade relations with certain African states in the sub-Saharan region.
 

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EU Reinforces EUROSTAT

17 September 2012, Brussels
 
EUROSTAT, the European Union (EU)’s statistical office, have been clarified and reinforced to ensure high quality, reliable and independent European statistics.
 
EUROSTAT’s role is to supply statistics to the Commission and European Institutions, so they can define, implement, monitor and analyse EU policies.
 
Kindly find more information following the next links:
 
–          Reinforcing Eurostat, Reinforcing high quality statistics
–          European Statistics: FAQ
 

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EU/Mercosur Trade Talks Suspended

The European Union (EU) negotiations with Mercosur have been suspended and they will be resumed after Paraguayan elections of April 2013.

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EU Signs Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with ASEAN

12 July 2012, Phnom Penh
 
The European Union (EU) accedes to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) established by the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
 
 
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For further information please refer to the European Commission’s Press Release.

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The International Role of the Euro

11 July 2012
 
The European Central Bank (ECB) published the report “The International Role of the Euro” to  exam the developments in the use of the EUR by non-euro area residents during 2011.
 
More here.

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