Posts Tagged South Africa
The 6th BRICS Summit
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Geopolitical Issues on July 15, 2014
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.
More Trade News in Brief – Week 29 (9 July – 15 July 2012)
* 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. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * 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). More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * 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. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * 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).
More Trade News in Brief – Week 25 (11–17 June 2012)
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Fiscality, Auditing & Accounting, More Trade News in Brief, Restrictions, Sanctions & Embargos, Statistics, Reports & Analysis, Trade Agreements on June 15, 2012
* South Africa-Seychelles DTA Protocol Comes Into Effect The double taxation agreement (DTA) between South Africa and the Seychelles has been ratified and went into effect on May 15, 2012. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * US To Establish Normal Trade With Russia 13 June 2012, Washington United States establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia and repeal the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment. For further details, please check here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * IFRS’s 2011 Annual Report Published 12 June 2012 The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation published the complete 2011 Annual Report. The Annual Report, divided in three sections Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, Standard-setting activities, and Financials is available here.
More Trade News in Brief – Week 21 (14-20 May 2012)
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Geopolitical Issues, More Trade News in Brief, Trade & Development on May 18, 2012
* CIS Summit 2012 15 May 2012, Moscow Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) reaffirm their commitment to tied their relations and to considered economic and trade cooperation a priority. On 15th May, the delegations of the CIS’s members discussed the ratification of the agreement on a free trade zone within the Commonwealth of Independent States. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * Informal Talks on Information Technology Agreement (ITA) 15 May 2012-05-18 Under the WTO’s organization, several countries have announced their intention to start informal bilateral and plurilateral consultations on what products to add to the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). More here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * South Africa – CPI & PPI to be Reviewed 16 May 2012, Pretoria The Government announced that the methods used to calculate the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI) are to be reviewed. More here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * EU Demands Accurate Information European Parliament has emitted a resolution calling for accurate information on customs duty and value-added tax (VAT) evasion in member states. The aim argue was that the EU Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is unable to recover misused money from member states or even to provide accurate data related to EU funds. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * The 5th Round Negotiation between China & Switzerland on FTA 16 May 2012, Beijing On the last round negotiations, 8-10 May en Beijing, the two parts exchanged views on issues as: goods trade tariff reductions, trade in services, rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, competition policies and trade dispute remedies. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * G8 Summit – “Acting Together” This year’s G8 Summit, under the motto “Acting Together”, will take place on 18-19 May 2012 in Camp David. More: EU & U.S. Department of State.