Posts Tagged ILO

More Trade News in Brief Week 2 (6 – 12 January 2014)

 
* ILO’s  Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)
 
ILO released the latest edition of KILM – an online reference tool offering data and analysis on the world’s labour market – includes information about the dynamics of job losses and job creation in 70 developed and emerging economies.
 
Check the Press Release.
 
Download the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) – 8th edition.
 
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* World Intellectual Property Indicators – 2013 Edition
 
WIPO published the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2013 which provides a wide range of indicators covering different areas of intellectual property.
 
Download the full report here.
 
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* Uzbekistan Joins CIS Free Trade Zone
 
Uzbekistan has ratified a treaty which makes Uzbekistan the ninth member of the free trade area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
 
Aside from Uzbekistan, the free trade agreement (FTA) includes Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have signed but not yet ratified the agreement.
 
Please find more here.
 
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 46 (12 – 18 November 2012)

* New ISO/IEC Standard for Credible Digital Evidence
 
15 November 2012
 
The new ISO/IEC International Standard will ensure, in court cases and legal disputes, the reliability and credibility of digital evidence.
 
The new standard, ISO/IEC 27037:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for identification, collection, acquisition, and preservation of digital evidence is available here.
 
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* ILO names Five Countries with Serious Violations of Freedom of Association

 15 November 2012, Geneva
 
Argentina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji and Peru were singled out by the Committee on Freedom of Association of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) after in the named countries appears cases concerning employers’ and trade unions’ rights to organize.
 
Please read more here.
 

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Uruguay, the 1st to Ratify ILO Domestic Work Convention

14 June 2012, Geneva
 
Uruguay is the first country to ratify ILO’s standard-setting Convention on Domestic Workers adopted one year ago.
The ILC’s Convention aims to improve the working conditions of worldwide domestic workers.
 
More here.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 23 (28 May – 3 June 2012)

* 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).
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* NAFTA Industry Guide
 
Research and Markets has published the report “Apparel Retail – North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide”.
 
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* 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.
 

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