Posts Tagged Morocco

Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA)

 
The 18 countries of Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) hope to unified their customs by 2015 in a full free trade agreement.
 
The Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) is a pan-Arab free trade area that came into existence in 1997. It was founded by 14 countries (Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates). Four more countries joined the trade area later: Algeria, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
 
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News from European Union

 
* The 2013 European Neighbourhood Policy Package
 
The EU published its 2013 ENP proposed to the 16 of EU’s closest neighbours – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.
 
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 * The Council adopts energy infrastructure regulation
 
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* New EU label for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 26 (18–24 June 2012)

* IPCC Asks Greenhouse Gas Inventories Task Force to Revise Guidelines
 
7 June 2012
 
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) asked its  Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) to develop, revise and update  the guidance on greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF).
 
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* WCO and UNIFAB Sign an MOU to Combat Counterfeiting
 
14 June 2012, Brussels
 
The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their close cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting.
 
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* US & EAC – Trade and Investment Partnership
 
20 June 2012, New York
 
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the East African Community (EAC) member states signed a joint statement on a new trade and investment partnership.
 
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* Vietnam & Morocco Sign Investment Protection Accord
 
19 June 2012, Rabat
 
Morocco and Vietnam signed a bilateral accord designed to promote and to protect investments in both countries.
 
 

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