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More Trade News in Brief Week 3 (13 – 19 January 2014)

 
* 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.
 
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* 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.
 
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More Trade News in Brief – Week 20 (14 – 19 May 2013)

 
* US, UK, Australia – Tax Information
 
United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have developed a plan to share tax information.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* ASEAN–EU: A Strategic Partnership
 
EU and ASEAN signed their first inter-regional cooperation agreement four decades ago, now it is thinking that a Strategic Partnership should be implemented.
 
Read more about following the link.
 
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* EU – New Rules on Credit Rating Agencies
 
The Council of European Union adopted a directive and a regulation amending the EU’s rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs).
 
Check here the New rules on credit rating agencies.
 

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New International Services Trade Agreement (ISA)

 
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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“Full Trade Liberalization” Between EU and US at the Horizon

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.

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US-Japan Joint Statement on Global Supply Chain Security

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.

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