EU, Ukraine Parliaments Ratify Trade Deal
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22 September 2014
Es innegable el hecho de que mares y océanos (y ríos, vías fluviales y estuarios) son fundamentales para el desarrollo sostenible. Estos cubren dos tercios de la superficie terrestre, proporcionan comida y minerales, generan oxígeno, absorben gases de efecto invernadero y desaceleran el cambio...
22 September 2014
[updated version of Bridges Africa article from September 18, 2014 ] The five members of the East African Community (EAC), i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, have signed the draft version of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) on September 20. After...
18 September 2014
Seis meses e mais de duas mil mortes após seu início, o surto de ebola segue espalhando incerteza e prejuízos econômicos por diversos países africanos. Em resposta ao aumento no número de casos, diversas empresas anunciaram nas últimas semanas a diminuição das atividades nas regiões afetadas pela...
18 September 2014
After years of negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) could be reached before the end of this month. “We are optimistic (…) [the EU] will and we shall meet the October 1 deadline” declared Nelson Ndirangu, director...
18 September 2014
The European and Ukrainian parliaments ratified their bilateral trade deal on Tuesday. The landmark votes, which were conducted simultaneously in Strasbourg and Kiev and streamed through a joint video link, came following a turbulent year that saw Western ties with Russia fall to their lowest point...
18 September 2014
A resolution to the deadlock over whether to link the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to finding a permanent solution on public food stockholding is still “far from evident,” Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told ambassadors in Geneva on Monday afternoon. Monday’s...
18 September 2014
India has reported that its trade-distorting support consistently fell below WTO ceilings, or was exempt from these limits, according to new figures covering a seven-year period up to 2010-11. Trade-distorting payments allowed under the trade body’s “de minimis” clause amounted to only US$2 billion...
18 September 2014
The small island nation Seychelles has overcome the last hurdle towards its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO): On September 10, the country signed a final bilateral agreement with the United States in Geneva, which clears the way to joining the 160-member organisation. For the Indian...
18 September 2014
European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker named his new team of commissioners last week, with the incoming group set to begin their term on 1 November should they win parliamentary approval. The former Luxembourg premier has also made some significant changes to the structure of the...
17 September 2014
The International Trade Center (ITC) launched an initiative to increase the number of public procurement contracts secured by women-owned businesses on September 15 during an event on the sidelines of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) currently underway in Kigali, Rwanda. According to the...

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