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The leaders of the remaining countries – Britain, the US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, who are calling themselves the G7 – agreed to meet in Brussels this year and decided to give Russia the boot. Check here for more.
25 July 2012 “World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants” grows as seven countries join to new coalition towards to cut a range of climate damaging pollutants that also have health and agricultural impacts. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan and the United Kingdom announced as new country partners in “Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants” under UNEP direction. More here.
* US to Cooperate With Switzerland & Japan On FATCA 25 June 2012, Washington After the agreements reached with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, US is pursuing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with Switzerland and Japan. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * UNCTAD & WIPO Start Regular Consultation 25 June 2012 The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have decided to establish of a regular consultation mechanism between the two organizations to strengthen consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest. Further information here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * OECD – International Migration Outlook 2012 27 June 2012 OECD published the International Migration Outlook 2012 which provide an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * ICC Publishes Banking Commission Official Opinions 28 June 2012, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published the volume “Banking Commission Official Opinions” on regard of the impact and isuues related to the latest ICC rules on documentary credits, collections and demand guarantees in daily practice. For further information please click here.
* South Sudan Becomes 184th ILO Member State 25 May 2012, Geneva The Republic of South Sudan accepts the obligations of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization (ILO). ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Online Global Agro-ecological Zones Interactive Data Portal 25 May 2012, Rome The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) developed an online data portal to help identifying areas for increased global food production while maintaining natural resources base and facing the challenge of climate change. The Global Agro-ecological Zones (GAEZ) Portal seeks to enhance planners’ and decision makers’ capacity to estimate agricultural production potentials and variability under different environmental and management scenarios. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Swiss Votes Through Tax Deals 31 May 2012 The Swiss Council of States has agreed on the bilateral tax deals concluded with Germany, the UK and with Austria. The deals aimed at resolving the issue of undeclared and untaxed assets of foreign residents held in Swiss bank accounts. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * NAFTA Industry Guide Research and Markets has published the report “Apparel Retail – North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide”. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Revised Chinese VAT Pilot The Beijing office of China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) announced to replace the existing business tax on the country’s service sector with value-added tax (VAT) from July 1st.