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* EU – Simpler and Fairer VAT System
The change in VAT rules will be applied from January 2015.
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* EU – International Trade in Services
EU28 surplus up to €173 bn in 2013 and United States, Switzerland and China are the main partners.
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* EU – Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
The European Commission has today adopted two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries.
Read more about it here.
News from EU * EU - Simpler and Fairer VAT System The change in VAT rules will be applied from January 2015.
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More Trade News in Brief Week 25 (16 – 22 June 2014)

More Trade News in Brief Week 25 (16 – 22 June 2014)

  * 11th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures   The Report on G20 Investment Measures is a joint report issued periodically by UNCTAD, the OECD and the WTO.   Download: - 11th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures - 11th UNCTAD-OECD-WTO Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures (Joint Summary)   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * Ecuador: National Green Export…

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WTO - 2014 Annual Report

WTO – 2014 Annual Report

  The WTO’s Annual Report 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of the WTO’s activities over the past year.   The app is freely available from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.   The PDF can be downloaded from the WTO website.  

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More Trade News in Brief Week 20 (12 - 18 May 2014)

More Trade News in Brief Week 20 (12 – 18 May 2014)

  * China – Extra Free Trade Zones (FTZ)   China will set up a number of new free trade zones to boost foreign trade growth and increase the use of the renminbi.   See more here.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * The World’s Biggest Public Companies   The Forbes magazine released the 2014 Global 2000. For the first time, China is home to the world’s three biggest companies;…

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News from World Health Organization

News from World Health Organization

  * Large Gains in Life Expectancy   People everywhere are living longer, according to the “World Health Statistics 2014″.   Read the press release on the “World Health Statistics 2014″.   World Health Statistics 2014.    ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health  Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a…

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More Trade News in Brief Week 19 (5 – 11 May 2014)

More Trade News in Brief Week 19 (5 – 11 May 2014)

* ICC – Guide to International Franchising   The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a practical guide to help business people understand why, how and when to use franchising to expand into new foreign markets.   Check the Using Franchising to Take Your Business International: ICC Strategies and guidance for master franchising, area development and other arrangements”.   —————…

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News from OECD

  * OECD – Climate Deal for 2015   All the OECD’s member countries confirmed their desire to work towards a deal on combating climate change.   Full OECD Ministerial Statement on Climate Change here.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * OECD – Single Global Tax Exchange Standard   The OECD’s 34 member countries endorsed the implementation of a new single global standard on…

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News from EU

  * Stronger Rules to Defend the EU’s Rights under Trade Agreements   The new legal framework will allow for a more effective EU response to illegal measures taken by its trading partners.   Read the Press Release.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * EU’s first ‘Partnership Agreement’ for Growth and Jobs in 2014-2020  The European Commission has adopted the first of 28…

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News from OECD

  * OECD – Economic Outlook   OECD published its last Economic Outlook: global economy strengthening but significant risks remain.   Check the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.   * OECD – Services Trade Restrictiveness Index   The OECD’s new Services Trade Restrictiveness Index(STRI) provides a unique and comprehensive snapshot of services trade restrictions across 18 sectors in 40 leading…

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WHO’s Urban Air Quality Database

WHO’s Urban Air Quality Database

  According to WHO database, about half of the urban population is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the recommended levels.   Read the press release on deteriorating air quality.   View the database on the quality of air in cities.

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