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* ICC – New Model International Sale Contract 4 March 2013, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the updated Model International Sale Contract including an interactive digital version. The new model permits companies and lawyers to define their own reliable import-export agreements that are in line with Incoterms® 2010 and the latest developments in international trade. Visit the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission. Check here for more. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * US Foreign Trade Policy The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the ”2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Annual Report”. Please find the 2013 Agenda and 2012 Report here. Also, USTR published its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * New Zealand and Chile Signed FTA New Zealand and Chile signed a free trade agreement (FTA). Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * UN Strength Sanctions on North Korea 7 March 2013 The United Nations Security Council tightened sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s trade and banking. Check the Press Release.
Please read the article “11 International Agreements That Are Nails In The Coffin Of The Petrodollar” about the panaroma of a less important USD in the international trade.
4 July 2012 WTO and UNCTAD’s Virtual Institute co-published the A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis. The publication is a addressed to policymakers, trade economists and development practitioners dealing with international trade and explain the tools and methods commonly used in the analysis of international trade and trade policy. The guide is available on the next link.
5 June 2012 ISO published the ISO 22301:2012, Societal security – Business continuity management system – Requirements, a standard addressed to business continuity management of public and private organizations. The ISO 22301:2012 – Requirements is available here and the ISO 22301:2012 – Guidace is available here. More here.
12 May 2010, Brussels The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has agreed to invite Estonia, Israel and Slovenia to become members of the Organisation, its membership will grow to 34 countries. Before the admission, the three countries were reviewed by several commissions with respect to their compliance with OECD standards and benchmarks. The last country to became member was Chile earlier this year and membership talks with Russia are in progress. In the same time, the OECD is strengthening its growing partnership with major emerging economies, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.
10 May 2012, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a new edition of its Guide to Export-Import, the 4th one. The revised version is a real helping tool for international trade professionals to understand the risks and challenges of cross-border trading. The ICC Guide to Export-Import and other trade tools for international business are available from www.iccbooks.com