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* OECD – International Tax System
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urges stronger international co-operation on corporate tax to avoid different treatment between multinationals and local smaller businesses.
The study – Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – reflects the tax system over the G-20 countries.
Check here for more.
* ICC-Ifo – World Economic Climate
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Ifo Institute published the latest World Economic Survey (WES).
For further details check here and here.
* The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013
The World Economic Forum (WEF) released ”The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013”.
Please check it here.
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A group of 20 trading partners – the US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey – will start soon negotiations on a new International Services Agreement (ISA).
Please find more information following the next link.
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The new report entitled “Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth” from International Labor Organization (ILO) includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.
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* EU & Singapore Concluded FTA
The European Commission & Singapore have concluded the negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA).
* US to Modernize Its Customs
US introduced the Customs Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2012. The bill’s aim is to modernize the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and boost the enforcement of trade laws governing import duties.
For more follow the link.
* Andorra’s Tax Reforms
The tax heaven small country Andorra announced the implementation of “courageous” reforms in order to construct a completely new tax system.
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* European Commission Proposed a New Framework for Marine Equipment
The European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive on marine equipment (the “MED”).
The Commission has proposed a revision of the Directive on marine equipment to ensure an harmonised application of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards.
The proposal has two general objectives:
– to enhance the implementation and enforcement mechanisms of the MED, and
– to simplify the regulatory environment.
For more information, check here and here.
* New Rules on Cleaner Fuels for Shipping
On 17 December 2012 entered in force the new EU environmental rules on marine fuels.
Check for more here.
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* Austria & Chile Signed DTA
A bilateral double taxation agreement (DTA) has been signed between Austria and Chile.
Kindly read more here.
* Nordic Nations Extended Their Network of TIEAs
The Nordic group of territories (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands) has extended their network of TIEAs to 40 after signed a new tax cooperation agreement with Jamaica.
More details following the link.
* EU approved New FTAs
11 December 2012
The EU’s Parliament approved two landmark pacts trade with Colombia, Peru and six countries in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).
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* EU-Russia Relations
13 December 2012
“EU-Russia relations are still suffering from Russia’s failure to embrace democratic values fully and strengthen the rule of law” state the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
Kindly read more here.
* UN Extends Sanctions on Liberia
12 December 2012
The UN Security Council extended the sanctions imposed on Liberia for another year.
Follow the link for more information.
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4 July 2012
WTO and UNCTAD’s Virtual Institute co-published the A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis.
The publication is a addressed to policymakers, trade economists and development practitioners dealing with international trade and explain the tools and methods commonly used in the analysis of international trade and trade policy.
The guide is available on the next link.
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15 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) released its “Green Economy Roadmap”, a guide for business, policymakers and society.
The Roadmap contains 10 conditions needed to drive growth in a resource-constrained world divided in 4 groups:
– Economic innovation
– Open and competitive markets
– Metrics, accounting, and reporting
– Finance and investment
– Environment innovation
– Resource efficiency and decoupling
– Life cycle approach
– Social innovation
– Education and skills
– Mutually reinforcing and cross-cutting elements
– Integrated environmental, social and economic policy and decision-making
– Governance and partnerships
The Guide is available here.
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