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23 September 2014
A Câmara de Comércio Exterior (CAMEX) autorizou o Itamaraty a negociar o aumento da Tarifa Externa Comum (TEC) para a importação de produtos lácteos. O objetivo é tornar definitiva a alíquota de 28%, cuja validade expira em dezembro de 2014. A medida foi anunciada após um pedido do Ministério da...
23 September 2014
La comunidad internacional está definiendo los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) que habrán de suplir a los conocidos Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) a partir de 2015. Ese marco para el desarrollo pretende situar al medio ambiente y al cambio climático, pero sobre todo a las...
22 September 2014
La teoría económica explica que los subsidios pueden significar una pérdida de eficiencia para la sociedad porque reducen los costos artificialmente, lo que propicia una asignación y uso ineficiente de los recursos, lo que se refleja en la economía y la sociedad, sobre todo en el caso de los...
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...
22 September 2014
Le déblocage de l’impasse sur l’établissement ou non d’un lien entre la mise en œuvre de l’Accord sur la facilitation des échanges et la définition d’une solution permanente sur la détention de stocks alimentaires publics est toujours « loin d’être évident », a déclaré aux ambassadeurs le Directeur...
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...

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