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More Trade News in Brief – Week 10 (4 – 10 March 2013)

 
* ICC – New Model International Sale Contract
 
4 March 2013, Paris
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the updated Model International Sale Contract including an interactive digital version.
 
The new model permits companies and lawyers to define their own reliable import-export agreements that are in line with Incoterms® 2010 and the latest developments in international trade.
 
Visit the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission.
 
Check here for more.
 
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 * US Foreign Trade Policy
 
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the ”2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Annual Report”.
 
Please find the 2013 Agenda and 2012 Report here.
 
Also, USTR published its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan.
 
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* New Zealand and Chile Signed FTA
 
New Zealand and Chile signed a free trade agreement (FTA).
 
Check here.
 
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* UN Strength Sanctions on North Korea
 
7 March 2013
 
The United Nations Security Council tightened sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s trade and banking.
 
Check the Press Release.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 22 (21-27 May 2012)

* OECD Launches New Version of Your Better Life Index
 
22 May 2012
 
The OECD released the second year pioneering Your Better Life Index – an online, interactive index that allows people to measure and compare their lives.
 
The index permit to compare the well-being of your life based on 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.
 
For more information on the Your Better Life Index:

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* U.S. and EU Cut Aids
 
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan by $33 million as punitive move for the physician’s 33-year sentence for high treason.
 
More details here.
 
EU’s Parliament proposed new macro-financial assistance regulation which ensure that countries close to the EU (Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood), will be obliged to meet stricter conditions in order to receive aids from EU.
 
Please read more here.

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* New UN Website on Sustainable Development Projects

23 May 2012

The United Nations (UN) launched a new online database to strengthen partnerships between sustainable development projects in developing countries.

For further information kindly refer to UN’s webpage.

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* Exporter Dynamics Database from World Bank
 
The World Bank release the new Exporter Dynamics Database which offers exporter characteristics in 45 developed and developing countries.
 
More here.

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