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More Trade News in Brief Week 36 (2 – 8 September 2013)

* Indonesia and Pakistan Signed FTA
The governments of Indonesia and Pakistan finally signed a FTA after 10 years of negotiation.
Check here for details.
* South Korea and Vietnam to Accelerate Trade Negotions
South Korea and Vietnam agreed to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement next year.
Please find more here.
* Bahrain – Closer to ATA Carnet System
Bahrain prepares to implement ATA Carnet System.
For more information visit the ATA Carnet System.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 21 (20 – 26 May 2013)

* Switzerland & China FTA
Switzerland and China have signed a free-trade agreement. The deal is the first between China and a continental European economy.
Check here and here for more.
* ICC – Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
ICC has published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardized definition of a diligent trader, commonly referred to as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).
Read more here.
* US & Myanmar Signed TIFA
The United States and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Follow the link for more.
* ISO – A Revised Standard for the Financial Services Industry
ISO has just published a revised version of the ISO 20022:2013 series on financial services, which ensures the reliable transfer of data, making financial transactions more secure.
Click here.


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Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA)

The 18 countries of Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) hope to unified their customs by 2015 in a full free trade agreement.
The Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) is a pan-Arab free trade area that came into existence in 1997. It was founded by 14 countries (Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates). Four more countries joined the trade area later: Algeria, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
Please follow the link for more.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 15 (8 – 14 April 2013)

* WB – Sector Results Profile
The World Bank published some examples of results of its programs in different sectors, please check bellow:
Environment: Sector Results Profile
Information and Communication Technologies: Results Profile
Oceans: Sector Results Profile
Climate Change: Sector Results Profile
Water Resources Management: Sector Results Profile
Water Supply and Sanitation: Sector Results Profile
* BIS – Basel III Implementation
The Bank for International Settlements on progress in adoption of the Basel III regulatory reforms
Please check the press release and the report.
* China and Iceland Sign Free Trade Agreement
China and Iceland signed a free trade agreement. Iceland is first in Europe to sign free trade pact with China.
For further information please check here and here.

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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.
* 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.
* 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

* EU and Japan to Start Negotiation on FTA
The EU and Japan are set to hold a summit within the month as a launch pad to talks that could lead to a major free trade deal.
Follow the link for more.
* EU-Thailand FTA Negotiations to Start Soon
The EU will start negotiations with Thailand on a free trade agreement soon.
Check here.
* EU-Morocco Talks on FTA Begin
The EU and Morocco begin talks on free-trade agreement.
Please follow the link.

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FTA Talks – South Korea, Japan & China

27 September 2021, Seoul
After a third preliminary working-level consultation, South Korea, Japan and China will start to undertake their respective domestic procedures to determine whether to launch negotiations for a trilateral FTA or not.
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New Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

* South Korea & Vietnam Started Negotiation on a FTA
Authorities from South Korea and Vietnam officially launched negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Please click here.
* Pakistan & Mercosur Look for a FTA
The ambassadors from Pakistan and Mercosur expressed the desire of their countries to  hold talks on a trade pact soon.
More here.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 29 (9 July – 15 July 2012)

* Free Online Tool for Trade and Market
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has redeveloped its free online analysis tool Market Access Map.
Market Access Map is an interactive analytical web tool informing about tariffs and non-tariff measures (NTMs) and other market access conditions.
The tool is available at
More here.
* Mozambique Sign IMO Anti-piracy Code
6 July 2012
Mozambique is the 20th state to The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) developed by International Maritime Organization (IMO).
More here.
* CARICOM-Canada Revised FTA
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada express their desire to agree a revised free trade agreement to replace the actual CARIBCAN preferential trade programme until the end of the year.
More here.
* Japan & Liechtenstein Sign TIEA
Japan & Liechtenstein sign bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) model convention.


* Ghana Signs Tax Cooperation Agreement
10 July 2012
Ghana is the second African country, after South Africa, to sign the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed by the Council of Europe and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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