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EAST TIMOR



Keith Nuthall
AEROPORTOS de Portugal and Nazegacao Aeria de Portugal have taken over the management of East Timor’s new international airport, in the capital Dili, from the Royal Australian Air Force, the country’s United Nations transitional administration (UNTAET) has announced.

The Australian military has been responsible for Comoro Airport, since the arrival of INTERFET peacekeepers in September 1999 led to the evacuation of Indonesian authorities, which had been running island territory.…

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SINGLE SKY



BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN Commission president Romano Prodi has identified Britain and Spain as the governments holding up progress towards the creation of the so-called single European sky and the resulting accession of the EU to Eurocontrol. In a speech to the European Parliament on the outcome of the recent EU Stockholm summit, Mr Prodi said: “As we all know, a whole series of landmark proposals is now blocked, awaiting a bilateral agreement between Spain and the United Kingdom on Gibraltar.…

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BRAZIL



KEITH NUTHALL
THE UNITED States has launched disputes proceedings against Brazil at the World Trade Organisation, complaining that the Latin American country’s patent laws allow local drug companies to copy US-patented pharmaceuticals, in contravention of the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).…

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BRAZIL



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE UNITED States has launched disputes proceedings against Brazil at the World Trade Organisation, complaining that the Latin American country’s patent laws allow local drug companies to copy US-patented pharmaceuticals, in contravention of the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).…

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BSE PRECAUTIONS



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE CANADIAN government is considering making some changes in its cattle feed policies in order to reduce the risk of BSE, following recommendations from a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation report earlier this month.

The UN named Canada as being at risk because it imports live cattle and parts for feed from countries that have had cases of the disease.…

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CANADA - UNIONISATION



BY MONICA DOBIE
CANADIAN farmers are awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision, which could allow farm workers in Ontario the right to establish effective unions and engage in collective bargaining.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union challenged the provincial Progressive Conservative government’s constitutional right to repeal legislation imposed by a previous social democratic government in 1995, which allowed the province’s farm workers to unionise and bargain collectively.…

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WTO ROUND



BY ALAN OSBORN
THE CONFECTIONARY industry has not escaped the onset of globalisation. Indeed, the trade in confectionary and sweet bakery food products has become increasingly international in the past 20 years and there is no sign of this trend reversing.…

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LIE DETECTION



Keith Nuthall
A SOFTWARE manufacturer has produced a lie detector system that it claims enables companies to screen telephone conversations and pick out signs of stress, confusion or excitement that can pinpoint when a lie is being told. Israel based company Trustech Innovative Technologies Ltd developed interrogation techniques used in the Middle East to create its product Truster Pro, which is available worldwide.…

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UN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A DRAFT model law for electronic signatures should be adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law this June. It will be a legislative guide for the many member countries who are grappling with the difficulties of framing national legislation on the subject.…

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INDIA’S BRANDED POULTRY MAKERS NERVOUS OVER ANTICIPATED AMERICAN IMPORTS



A leader of India’s poultry industry has called on the government in New Delhi to impose a significant customs duty on imported US chicken products, in the face of new anticipated American imports. Ramesh Chander Khatri, president of the Poultry Federation of India, told GlobalMeatNews there was a serious risk of farm and processing plants closures if the Indian government does not raise tariff barriers.…

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