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More Trade News in Brief Week 37 (7 – 13 September 2015)

New DTA Protocols

Switzerland has signed protocols to its double taxation agreements (DTAs) with Norway and Albania.

See more following the link.

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EFTA and Georgia Start FTA Talks

The member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Georgia held a first round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA).

Check for more here.

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New Zealand Seeks Signature of Gulf FTA

New Zealand is looking for a free trade agreement with the Gulf States.

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EU & South Korea Urge the FTA Ratification

The European Union (EU) and South Korea are seeking to  urge the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between them. The FTA would remove progressing all tariffs and as many non-tariff barriers between the two economies over three to five years.

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China & Taiwan ECFA To be Signed in June

10 May 2012
 
The proposed economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) between China and Taiwan could be signed during the first half of June this year confirmed the Taiwanese authorities.

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China & Colombia Initiate FTA Talks

11 May 2012, Beijing
 
China and Colombia agreed  that the two countries should commence discussions on the feasibility of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
 
Among other areas, the deal should increase the access to the Chinese market for the Colombian livestock sector and boost bilateral trade and investment in energy and minerals.

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The Revised Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

3 May 2012, Basel
 
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision,  under the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), published the revised Fundamental Review of the Trading Book – Consultative Document.
 
The document includes a revised market risk framework and proposes several measures to improve trading book capital requirements.
 
For more information please follow the link and the document can be consulted here.

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A Trilateral Agreement Between China, South Korea and Japan under Discussion

8 May 2012, Beijing
 
After the first round of negotiation between South Korea and China on their bilateral FTA, a trilateral agreement to include Japan will also be under discussion.

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