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More Trade News in Brief – Week 17 (22 – 28 April 2013)

 
* EU & Morocco to Start DCFTA Talks
 
22 April 2013, Brussels
 
The EU and Morocco started the first round of negotiations for an EU-Morocco Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).
 
Check here for more.
 
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* IOSCO – Report on Technological Challenges to Market Surveillance
 
 22 April 2013, Madrid (Spain)
 
 The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a final report on Technological Challenges to Effective Market Surveillance: Issues and Regulatory Tools.
 
Read the report here.
 
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* ISO’s 2012 Annual Report
 
The ISO’s 2012 Annual Report examines the organization’s activities in the field of business and economy standards.
 
Discover ISO’s Annual Report 2012 here.
 
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* New ISO for Financial Services
 
ISO/ IEC published a new standard: ISO/IEC TR 27015:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management guidelines for financial services – guidance for organizations providing financial services.
 
Read more here.
 
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 15 (8 – 14 April 2013)

 
* WB – Sector Results Profile
 
The World Bank published some examples of results of its programs in different sectors, please check bellow:
 
Environment: Sector Results Profile
 
Information and Communication Technologies: Results Profile
 
Oceans: Sector Results Profile
 
Climate Change: Sector Results Profile
 
Water Resources Management: Sector Results Profile
 
Water Supply and Sanitation: Sector Results Profile
 
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* BIS – Basel III Implementation
 
The Bank for International Settlements on progress in adoption of the Basel III regulatory reforms
 
Please check the press release and the report.
 
 
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* China and Iceland Sign Free Trade Agreement
 
China and Iceland signed a free trade agreement. Iceland is first in Europe to sign free trade pact with China.
 
For further information please check here and here.
 

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News from BRICS

 
* BRICS Business Council
 
6 March 2013, Pretoria
 
The BRICS Members announced the launch of the BRICS Business Council for trade and industry promotion.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* BRICS Customs Cooperation
 
11 March 2013, Pretoria
 
The BRICS Customs Agencies search for speeding up customs procedures and agreed to unify the software, organize preliminary informing and stimulate electronic customs clearance of cargoes.
 
Please follow the link.
 
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 4 (21 – 27 January 2013)

 
* ILO – Global Employment Trends 2013
 
22 January 2013
 
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a new report on global employment.
 
The Global Employment Trends 2013 is available here.
 
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* Romania – The 118th member of the Global Forum
 
23 January 2013
 
Romania has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes developed by OECD.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* ISO – Information Security and Service Management Standard
 
16 January 2013
 
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in collaboration with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new international standard regarding the information security and service management system.
 
Read more about the new ISO/IEC 27013:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidance on the integrated implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 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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