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Even with the increased focus in recent days on the UK’s relationship with Europe, a quick flick through the morning papers shows that the tax avoidance agenda remains stubbornly high on the news agenda. A recent piece from the FT … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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Despite the current economic crisis and the urgent need to trigger private investment in the ICT sector, a number of countries continue to apply higher taxes to telecommunications than other types of goods and services. In this context, we’ve just … Continue reading

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The 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) to the UNFCCC, which drew to a close last week, was largely characterised by compromise. The process inched slowly towards the 2015 goal where governments hope to finalise a global framework to address climate … Continue reading

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In a speech earlier this month, the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, called on business to do more to help prevent and monitor the use of trafficked or forced labour in their supply chains. She … Continue reading

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Over the last few weeks representatives from the EU Commission and the Office of the US Trade Representative have held meetings in Brussels to discuss the scope of a potential EU-US Trade deal. At the end of last year, leaders … Continue reading

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Media reports in the run up to this month’s EU – India Summit have focused on European car makers’ concerns about how the EU-India Free Trade Agreement seems to be turning out. European manufacturers complain that the EU Commission has … Continue reading

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The latest edition of the ICC IP Roadmap is now available! The 2012 Roadmap serves as an invaluable tool for policymakers and business leaders alike to keep up to date on important IP issues. Key issues edition include the decision … Continue reading

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This week the European Union and 22 Member States added their signature to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The EU’s signature of ACTA is, in our view, an important step in the global fight against counterfeiting and piracy. The plurilateral … Continue reading

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We hear that India’s Supreme Court is set to issue its widely-anticipated decision on whether UK-based telecoms firm Vodafone must pay in excess of £2bn in taxes on an $11.1 billion takeover that was completed in 2007. Whilst it’s not … Continue reading

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