Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Foreign trade and international finance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Promotion of Investment in Overseas Infrastructure Projects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403964_text Foreign trade and international finance; Transportation and public works - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403964_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico: Reaffirmation of and Agreement to Strengthen Ties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Foreign trade and international finance; International affairs; National security; Treaties and International Agreements; Treaties and International Agreements/Aviation - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Rules on the Generalized System of Preferences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403830_text Foreign trade and international finance; Tariffs - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403830_text Global Legal Monitor: Economic Community of West African States: Single Customs Tariff Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403758_text Foreign trade and international finance; International organizations; Tariffs - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403758_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Secretary of the Economy Calls for Second Phase of Integration of NAFTA http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403741_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403741_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; European Union: Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403730_text International affairs; Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403730_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Government Permits Merger to Stem IKEA http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403729_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403729_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; China; World Trade Organization: EU Deems Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel imports from China Discriminatory http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403701_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403701_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Food Safety Measures Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403689_text Workers safety and health; Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403689_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand; Taiwan: Free Trade Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403642_text International affairs; Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403642_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Russian: EU Challenges Russia Before WTO http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403639_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403639_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil; World Trade Organization: New WTO General Director Is a Brazilian Diplomat http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403587_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403587_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Mexico: Agreement on Trade Balance and Oil http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403564_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403564_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Campaign to Inform Tourists About Illegal Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403552_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403552_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: New Regulation on Phone Imports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403450_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403450_text Global Legal Monitor: ASEAN: Free Trade Agreement Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403396_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403396_text Global Legal Monitor: Laos: WTO Membership Terms Concluded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403357_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403357_text Global Legal Monitor: APEC; Indonesia: Future Green Goods Trade Pact Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403312_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403312_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Commodity Prices to Be Controlled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403277_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403277_text Global Legal Monitor: Mercosur; Venezuela: Venezuela Joins Trade Bloc http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403272_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403272_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Commission Asks the Council for Mandate to Open Free Trade Negotiations with Japan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403253_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403253_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Accession for Least Developed Countries Being Streamlined http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403245_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403245_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Appellate Body Issues Annual Report http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403194_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403194_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Economic Agreement Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Paris Commercial Tribunal Found Google Maps Guilty of Unfair Competition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402984_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402984_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: China Proposes FTA with Mexico http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402963_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402963_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Trade Agreement Reached with Central American Countries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402915_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402915_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Joint Declaration Issued at Recent Summit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402909_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402909_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; World Trade Organization: Economy Secretariat Accuses China of Unfair Trade Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402892_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402892_text Global Legal Monitor: Colombia; United States: Free Trade Agreement and Labor Issues http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402767_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402767_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan; Sri Lanka: Free Trade Agreement Meeting to Be Held http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: European Commission Publishes First Report on Trade Barriers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402568_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402568_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Panel Rules in China's Favor on Anti-Dumping Complaint Involving Fasteners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402421_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402421_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana; Uganda: Ban on Importation of Used Appliances http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402270_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402270_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Panel Rules Against EU for Tariffs on Certain High-Tech Goods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402271_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402271_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: President Vetoes Bill on Price Controls http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402241_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402241_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; New Zealand; World Trade Organization: Restrictions on Importation of New Zealand Apples Found Inconsistent with Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402178_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402178_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Passes Law Authorizing Government to Set Prices of Essential Goods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402081_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402081_text Global Legal Monitor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development: Estonia, Israel, Slovenia, Invited to Become Members http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401980_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401980_text Global Legal Monitor: Colombia; European Union: Trade Agreement Ready to Be Signed in May http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401932_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401932_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Taiwan: Three Economic Cooperation Agreements Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401753_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401753_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; New Zealand: Free Trade Deal Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; South Korea: Free Trade Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401632_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401632_text Global Legal Monitor: Guyana: Caribbean Court of Justice Rules in Trade Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401610_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal On August 20, 2009, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled against Guyana in a case brought before it by a cement company located in Trinidad and its subsidiary located in Guyana. The companies alleged that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401610_text Global Legal Monitor: ASEAN; China: Investment Deal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401511_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal On August 20, 2009, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled against Guyana in a case brought before it by a cement company located in Trinidad and its subsidiary located in Guyana. The companies alleged that On August 15, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People's Republic of China concluded the ASEAN-China Investment Agreement, the third trade-related agreement between the two parties. It was signed in Bangkok, Thailand,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401511_text Global Legal Monitor: China; United States: First Strategic and Economic Dialogue Economic Track Joint Fact Sheet http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401485_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal On August 20, 2009, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled against Guyana in a case brought before it by a cement company located in Trinidad and its subsidiary located in Guyana. The companies alleged that On August 15, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People's Republic of China concluded the ASEAN-China Investment Agreement, the third trade-related agreement between the two parties. It was signed in Bangkok, Thailand, According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401485_text Global Legal Monitor: World Trade Organization: Panel Established in China-U.S. Poultry Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401480_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On January 1, 2015, a revised Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) came into force in the European Union. The GSP, originally established in 1971, basically determines which countries will pay less or no duty when exporting On October 25, 2013, the nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-country regional cooperative bloc, agreed to establish a single customs tariff system. (ECOWAS Member States, ECOWAS website (last visited According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva decide on a dispute between the EU and China arising from anti-dumping duties imposed by China on imports It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On July 9, 2013, the European Union (EU) filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with Russia on the Russian government's imposition of a "recycling fee" on imported vehicles. (Press Release, European For the first time, a Latin-American citizen will lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian diplomat, was selected to be the Director-General of the WTO for the next four years. Azevedo defeated former Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly announced a campaign against the trade in illegal goods and services that funds organized On December 27, 2012, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade issued Regulation 82/M-DAG/PER/12/2012, effective on January 1, 2013, on the importation of various kinds of mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and tablet computers. The goals of the new The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to initiate a regional free trade agreement (FTA) in November 2012. In the agreement, ASEAN will partner with six nations, As of September 28, 2012, the terms for Laos to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been established by the group of countries working on the The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls On August 6, 2012, Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, announced that the State Logistics Agency (Badan Urusan Logistik, or Bulog) will soon be able to control prices for food commodities in addition to rice. Although the On July 4, 2006, Venezuela signed the adhesion protocol to Mercosur, which established a four-year term for full incorporation into the economic bloc. (Mercosul, Venezuela Consolida Participaandccedil;andatilde;o, VEJA ON-LINE (July 5, 2006).) Six years On July 18, 2012, the European Commission requested that the Council of the European Union give the required mandate to open negotiations with Japan for a free trade agreement. (Press Release, IP/12/810, Commission Proposes to On July 6, 2012, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) validated a decision of the Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries to streamline and facilitate the WTO accession process for least developed countries (LDCs). According to On June 13, 2012, the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization issued its Annual Report for 2011. (Appellate Body Issues Annual Report for 2011, WT/AB/17 (June 13, 2012), WTO website.) The AB, During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 1, 2012, the Paris Commercial Tribunal found Google and its French subsidiary guilty of unfair competition. The plaintiff, the French cartography company Bottin Cartographes, claimed that Google was abusing the dominant position of its st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review On March 10, 2011, the European Commission published its first Report on Trade and Investment Barriers; it is designed to generate opportunities in exports and investment for European companies and individuals. The economic partners concerned include On December 3, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report that examined a complaint by China against the European Union in the case " European Communities Definitive AD [Anti-Dumping] Measures on Certain On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes On September 16, 2010, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union authorized the signing of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and its provisional application as of July 1, 2011, provided that the European Parliament On September 21, 2010, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted a panel ruling that condemns the European Union for keeping in place import tariffs on high technology goods in It was reported on September 1, 2010, that the Kenyan President refused to assent to the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, which seeks to authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and On August 9, 2010, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel issued its final report on a trade dispute involving a complaint by New Zealand that measures imposed by Australia on the importation of apples from On June 23, 2010, the Kenyan Parliament passed the Price Control (Essential Goods) Bill, 2009, which, if signed into law by the President, will authorize the Minister of Finance to set prices of essential goods and Members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed on May 10, 2010, to invite Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia to join the global body. The special welcoming ceremony will take place at the annual A trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union is ready to be signed by the parties, possibly on May 19, 2010, during the fourth summit, in Madrid, of the EU and Latin American and Caribbean On December 22, 2009, China and Taiwan signed three agreements to further bilateral economic cooperation andmdash; on fishing crew cooperation; agricultural quarantine inspection; and industrial product standards, inspection, and certification. Representatives of the two sides also The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 15, 2009, the European Commission and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) signed a free trade agreement (FTA), following a two-year period of negotiations. The agreement is heralded as the most significant negotiated deal On August 20, 2009, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled against Guyana in a case brought before it by a cement company located in Trinidad and its subsidiary located in Guyana. The companies alleged that On August 15, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People's Republic of China concluded the ASEAN-China Investment Agreement, the third trade-related agreement between the two parties. It was signed in Bangkok, Thailand, According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On July 31, 2009, the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) set up a panel to consider a dispute between China and the United States over trade in Chinese poultry. (DS392, United States Certain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401480_text