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The following is excerpted from a 17 August 2011 release by the International Chamber of Commerce.After the first two improved quarters of 2011, the global economic upswing is faltering, according to the latest quarterly World Economic Survey (WES) from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)…

The WTO, on 15 August 2011, issued the report of the panel that had examined complaints by the European Union and the United States regarding “Philippines — Taxes on distilled spirits” (DS396 and DS403).This report is available on the WTO website at:http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/396…

The following is excerpted from a July 2011 release from the World Customs Organization.The WCO Secretariat was invited to share its approach towards Capacity Building at the 1st General Assembly of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). The meeting was held from 24 to 25 July 2011 in…

The following is excerpted from the 2 August 2011 issue of The Journal of Commerce. In terms of value, U.S. surface trade with Canada, Mexico, hits pre-recession levels The value of goods transported by truck and rail between the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 15.7 percent in May, the Bureau of…

The following is excerpted from a 26 July 2011 news item from the World Trade Organization (WTO).WTO members acknowledged on 26 July 2011 that a package of issues selected from the Doha Round agenda for the December 2011 Ministerial Conference is not taking shape. They accepted Director-General…

The following is excerpted from a 26 July 2011 news release by CBP.gov.U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the opening of two new land border ports of entry in Sherwood and Westhope, N.D. These new border facilities—funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of…

At the invitation of Chairman S. Dutt Majumder of the Indian Central Board of Customs and Excise, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya visited New Delhi on 25-26 July 2011 to discuss progress within Indian Customs, including the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program. Indian Customs has been in…

The World Trade Organization has released the following report:World Trade Report 2011The WTO and preferential trade agreements: From co-existence to coherence.The World Trade Report is an annual publication that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy issues and the…

The increasing internationalization of supply chains is challenging our interpretation of conventional trade statistics, as traditional concepts like country of origin, or the distinction between goods and services, become blurred. This publication, jointly produced by the WTO and the Institute of…