Posts Tagged Liechtenstein

More Trade News in Brief Week 37 (7 – 13 September 2015)

New DTA Protocols

Switzerland has signed protocols to its double taxation agreements (DTAs) with Norway and Albania.

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EFTA and Georgia Start FTA Talks

The member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Georgia held a first round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA).

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New Zealand Seeks Signature of Gulf FTA

New Zealand is looking for a free trade agreement with the Gulf States.

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News about FTAs

 
* Australia signs FTA with Japan
 
Japan and Australia signed a historic free trade agreement.
 
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* South Korea & Australia Inked FTA
 
South Korea and Australia signed a comprehensive, high level FTA as per their comments.
 
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* Mexico & Panama – FTA
 
Mexico and Panama signed a free trade agreement (FTA). Panama’s desire is to join latter to the Pacific Alliance (PA) trade bloc.
 
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* Mercosur & EFTA to Start FTA Talks
 
EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Mercosur member states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela) will start discussions on a free trade agreement (FTA) in the coming months.
 
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More Trade News in Brief Week 48 (25 November – 1 December 2013)

 
* OECD: Global Economy Recovering at Moderate Pace
 
On the last Economic Outlook, OECD concluded that the global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace.
 
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* Liechtenstein & Isle of Man Sign OECD Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Liechtenstein & Isle of Man join the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe to tackle tax evasion and avoidance between its signatories.
 
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* Canada & NZ Ratify Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Canada and  New Zealand have ratified the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
 
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* WTO – No Global Trade DealEven the WTO’s members have come “very close to fully agreed texts”, the negotiations on the first global trade deal in the organization’s history come to a dead end.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 18 (29 April – 5 May 2013)

 

* SESAR – Single European Sky
 
European Commission adopted a regulation establishing governance and incentive mechanisms to facilitate the effective and timely deployment of SESAR.
 
SESAR is the EU’s project that aims at modernising the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.
 
Please read more here and here.
 
You can find more about SESAR here.
 
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* International Code of Direct Selling
 
ICC released the revised International Code of Direct Selling which was developed in close co-operation with the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA).
 
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* WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)
 
Liechtenstein became the first WTO member to ratify the amended version of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).
 
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Austria and Luxembourg Block EU’s Plans on Savings Tax Agreements

17 May 2012
 
Austria and Luxembourg have rejected the European Commission’s plans to negotiate new and stronger savings tax agreements with Switzerland, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino.
 
The European Commission’s desire is to conclude a treaty and strengthen common instruments with third countries against tax evasion, to abolish banking secrecy and to ensure an automatic exchange of data with third states.
 

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