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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.
 
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Logo                       World Health Organization (WHO) - Logo                  World Trade Organization (WTO) - Logo
  
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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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ICC Rules on Forfaiting Now in Effect

7 January 2013, Paris
 
The ICC’s new Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) came into force on 1 January 2013.
 
The rules have been developed in cooperation with the International Forfaiting Association (IFA) and complement other ICC uniform rules – the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP).
 
 
ICC Rules on Forfaiting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Find more details here.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 52 (24 – 31 December 2012)

 
* EFTA Approve the Updated EU ETS
 
The EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) announced the adoption of the new guidelines European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – EU system to facilitate the taxation of carbon emissions.
 
Check here.
 
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* ASEAN & India Extend Trade Agreement
 
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India have concluded a free trade agreement to include trade in services and investments, to add to their exiting FTA on trade in goods.
 
Find more here.
 
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* Barbados & San Marino Signed DTA
 
A new tax treaty, double tax agreement (DTA) has been signed between Barbados y San Marino.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* UNCTAD Acknowledges Admission of South Sudan as Forty-ninth LDC
 
18 December 2012
 
The United Nations General Assembly added South Sudan to the list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
 
LDC status is granted to those economies that are deemed the most structurally disadvantaged and the most likely to experience difficulties in their efforts to come out of poverty.
 

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