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* Oxfam’s New Global Food Table Oxfam published an index which compares the way the food is produced and distributed around the world. European countries occupy the entire top 20 bar one – Australia ties in 8th place – while the US, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada all fall outside. African countries occupy the bottom 30 places in the table except for four – Laos, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are there too. See more at Good Enough to Eat, Oxfam Media Briefing. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * South Korea & India Agree To Upgrade FTA, Revise DTA South Korea and India agreed to upgrade their comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) and put into effect the revised double taxation agreement (DTA) between the two countries as soon as possible. Check here for more.
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.
* US to Cooperate With Switzerland & Japan On FATCA 25 June 2012, Washington After the agreements reached with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, US is pursuing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with Switzerland and Japan. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * UNCTAD & WIPO Start Regular Consultation 25 June 2012 The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have decided to establish of a regular consultation mechanism between the two organizations to strengthen consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest. Further information here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * OECD – International Migration Outlook 2012 27 June 2012 OECD published the International Migration Outlook 2012 which provide an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–———– * ICC Publishes Banking Commission Official Opinions 28 June 2012, Paris The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published the volume “Banking Commission Official Opinions” on regard of the impact and isuues related to the latest ICC rules on documentary credits, collections and demand guarantees in daily practice. For further information please click here.
22 May 2012, London EU and US will star the negation on a broad trade agreement soon, the US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk said. The accord is expected to be completed by the middle of 2014, assure the EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. The two side have the world’s largest bilateral economic relationship, but they are unable to reach agreement in areas such as agriculture, health and safety standards and regulations.
2 May 2012, Brussels In the Joint Statement, the Governments of Japan and the US acknowledge that efforts to strengthen the global supply chain are top important for a safety and smooth trading. Japan and the US are committed to supporting and working with the World Customs Organization (WCO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization to strength the worldwide security across all modes of transport. More information here.