The 6th BRICS Summit will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil between 15 and 17 July. South Africa achieved full membership in December 2010 and, this year, the invited guest is Argentina.
Check the official website.
* Free Online Tool for Trade and Market
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has redeveloped its free online analysis tool Market Access Map.
Market Access Map is an interactive analytical web tool informing about tariffs and non-tariff measures (NTMs) and other market access conditions.
The tool is available at www.macmap.org.
* Mozambique Sign IMO Anti-piracy Code
6 July 2012
Mozambique is the 20th state to The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) developed by International Maritime Organization (IMO).
* CARICOM-Canada Revised FTA
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada express their desire to agree a revised free trade agreement to replace the actual CARIBCAN preferential trade programme until the end of the year.
* Japan & Liechtenstein Sign TIEA
Japan & Liechtenstein sign bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) model convention.
* Ghana Signs Tax Cooperation Agreement
10 July 2012
Ghana is the second African country, after South Africa, to sign the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed by the Council of Europe and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).