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The following is excerpted from a 22 May 2013 news article by the International Chamber of Commerce.
ICC has published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardized definition of a diligent trader. With a widely-accepted premise that low-risk traders should receive benefits for their investment in security and compliance, a variety of “trusted trader programmes”, commonly referred to as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programmes have been implemented worldwide.
Addressing the need for a harmonized understanding of what criteria should be used to objectively judge whether a company meets the definition of trusted trader the ICC paper offers a set of 59 baseline best practices of safe and secure conduct for cross-border traders in goods for use by traders when designing and managing AEO programmes and by governments when assessing risks represented by operators.
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The following is excerpted from a 22 May 2013 speech by DG Pascal Lamy of the World Trade Organization.
Africans today are more confident and hopeful in the future than ever before. This is also the great transformation that I have seen in the attitude of African negotiators in WTO: confident that trade, if coupled with domestic policies and Aid for Trade can be an engine for growth.
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The following is a 15 May 2013 news item by the World Trade Organization.
Argentina notified the WTO Secretariat, on 15 May 2013, of a request for consultations with the European Union on measures imposed by the EU and/or its member states that affect the importation and marketing of biodiesel as well as measures supporting the biodiesel industry.
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