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4 February 2016
Members of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) alliance have released documents detailing the implementation of their joint pledge to cut most-favoured nation applied tariffs to five percent or less by 2015 on environmentally-friendly goods contained under 54 product categories...
4 February 2016
Officials from the EU and the US announced that they had concluded a political agreement on a “Privacy Shield” for trans-Atlantic data transfers, days after having missed a 31 January target date for reaching a solution. The political pact came after round-the-clock negotiations between Brussels...
4 February 2016
Better aligning trade and aid policies, such as through more responsible supply chains, was high on the agenda as European trade and development ministers convened for an informal meeting on Tuesday, with the 2 February luncheon in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam marking their first-ever joint...
4 February 2016
China’s farm policy will be “modernised,” the government has said, with a movement towards more market-oriented policies in areas such as the maize sector. However, farm subsidies aimed at narrowing the growing income gap between urban and rural areas are likely to remain a central feature of the...
10 February 2016
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday put forward a series of clean energy finance proposals as part of his final budget request before leaving office. The proposed US$4.1 trillion fiscal budget includes a plan for a “21 st century clean transportation system,” to be funded by a new fee levied on...
9 February 2016
ЕС распространил применение «Всеобщей системы преференций+» на товары, происходящие из Кыргызстана. Соответствующий регламент Еврокомиссии № 2016/79 от 25 ноября 2015 г. был опубликован в Официальном журнале ЕС 26 января 2016 года. Система ВСП+ Евросоюза – это инструмент торговой политики,...
8 February 2016
La chambre des représentants du congrès américain a adopté à l’unanimité, mardi 2 février 2015, une loi intitulée « Électrifier l’Afrique » – Electrify Africa Act of 2015 . En décembre dernier, c’est le sénat qui avait donné son feu vert au même projet de loi, également à l’unanimité. Cette...
5 February 2016
В 2014 г. импорт продукции информационных и коммуникационных технологий (ИКТ) в мире вырос лишь на 1%, наименьшее значение за последние пять лет. В структуре мировой торговли ИКТ (2,1 трлн долл. США) доля развивающихся стран и государств с переходной экономикой составила более половины. Такова...
5 February 2016
Un ambitieux plan visant à électrifier le continent africain a été lancé par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), le 21 janvier, dans le cadre du Forum économique mondial de Davos. Ce New Deal pour l’énergie en Afrique prévoit que le secteur privé et les gouvernements locaux unissent leurs...
4 February 2016
Após reunião realizada em 1º de fevereiro, o Comitê Técnico de Emergência da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) concluiu que os vários distúrbios neurológicos e malformações neonatais que afetam pelo menos 20 países das Américas possuem provável relação causal com a doença do vírus Zika. Assim, a...
4 February 2016
В настоящее время в мире 1,458 пород сельскохозяйственных животных (17% биоразнообразия) находятся на грани исчезновения, а статус риска еще 58% остается неизвестным из-за отсутствия данных о размере и структуре популяций. Кроме того, почти 100 пород домашних животных вымерли за период с 2000 г. по...
3 February 2016
Чтобы более эффективно пользоваться преимуществами «Всеобщей системы преференций+» (ВСП+), государствам-бенефициарам, таким как Армения и Грузия, необходимо диверсифицировать свой экспорт в направлении производства продукции с большей добавленной стоимостью. Об этом говорится в докладе ЕС о...
3 February 2016
Ambitious plans to power Africa were inaugurated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland by the African Development Bank Group on 21 January. The New Deal on Energy for Africa will unite the private sector and local governments on energy capacity building projects to achieve...

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