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More Trade News in Brief – Week 10 (4 – 10 March 2013)

* 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.

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International Agreements to Avoid USD

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.

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UNCTAD & WTO Launched the Handbook on Trade Policy Analysis

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.
A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis - Trade News in Brief

A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis

The guide is available on the next link.

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New ISO Standard for Business Continuity Management

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.

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New OECD Members

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.

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The ICC Guide to Export-Import New Edition

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

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