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More Trade News in Brief – Week 22 (27 May – 2 June 2013)

 
* US – CARICOM Signed TIFA
 
The United States and CARICOM signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) which replace the agreement establishing a Trade and Investment Council (TIC) signed in 1991.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
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* BRICS Launched BRICSMART
 
The BRICS Exchanges Alliance launched its own website to create a single data portal containing information on its member’s financial products and services.
 
The website is called BRICSMART.
 
Kindly follow the link.
 
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* Iran – Indonesia Inked a MoU
 
Iran and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutual trade cooperation.
 
Check here.
 
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* Copernicus – The EU’s Earth Observation Programme
 
The new name of the European Commission’s Earth Observation Programme, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is Copernicus. The programme aims at providing Europe with a continuous, independent and reliable access to earth observation data and information.
 
Read more here.
 
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The European Union Approach to Technology and Innovation

 
* Science and Technology Advisory Council
 
The European Commission announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council.
 
The Council is an independent and informal group of outstanding science and technology experts from academia, business and civil society from across the European Research Area.
 
Check here please.
 
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* Key Enabling Technologies – KETs
 
The Key Enabling Technologies, or simply KETs – nanotechnology, micro-/nanoelectronics, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies – represent and exceptional importance for the future innovation and competitiveness of the EU.
 
To assure and improve access to finance for investments in KETs, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
Kindly find additional information here.
 
 

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IT and Entrepreneurial Skills to be Developed in Schools

19 November 2012, Brussels
 
The EU’s Commission of the Eurydice Network advice in a report that schools need to include in their curriculum the teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills and the main goal of the education must be the developing of critical thinking and active participation in school and society.
 
Check here for more details.
 

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