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ICC has just released the latest results of its Trade Finance Register—the first performance database for trade finance assets, such as letters-of-credit. The new data set—which comprises data provided by 21 Banks on more than 15 million short-term trade finance … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Government has today set out proposals to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products contingent on the outcome of a number of international legal challenges. Following this announcement, Andrew Wilson, UK Director of Policy at the International Chamber … Continue reading

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As readers of this blog may be aware, the European Commission has put forward a proposal to regulate the access of third-country goods and services to the EU procurement market. Under the terms of the draft Regulation, local authorities will … Continue reading

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Earlier this week the US launched a case against India at the World Trade Organisation, asserting that India’s ban on poultry imports—imposed to prevent avian flu—violated global trade rules. The move has been interpreted as a sign that the US … Continue reading

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Sir James Dyson’s opinion piece in the Times on 7 December rightly highlights the problem of poor IP protection in China. It’s little surprise that Dyson is facing problems; indeed many technology companies find themselves in the same boat. One … Continue reading

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Ahead of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC8), ICC UK is calling on the European Union to take a lead in championing pragmatic steps to counter trade protectionism and strengthen the multilateral trading system. The latest reports from Geneva suggest … Continue reading

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Analysis of last week’s G-20 Summit has—quite understandably—focused on attempts to rescue the eurozone. But those, ourselves included, who find themselves worried by what appears to be a growing trade crisis, will have found their eyes drawn to three short … Continue reading

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John Buchanan (Chairman) and Stephen Pattison (Director and CEO) feature in a new video launched by the World Trade Organization this week, entitled ‘What does the WTO mean for Business?’ The video premiered at this week’s WTO Public Forum—an event … Continue reading

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The Doha round of world trade talks were dealt a fresh blow on Tuesday when it became clear that even a mini-deal would not be agreed this year. Started in November 2001, as the ninth round of multilateral trade negotiations, … Continue reading

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It is tempting to write off the Doha trade round as dead, and to liken the hapless efforts of negotiators in Geneva to salvage something from it as akin to the ludicrous attempts by the Monty Python team to knock life into … Continue reading

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