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INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS

It is especially vulnerable to climate change given much of the country is low lying, with its communities built on the deltas of the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers. His articles have documented how climate change is causing alarming erosion and landslides contributing to economic dislocation and uncontrolled migration.…

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WOOL INDUSTRY NEEDS TO GIRD ITS SUSTAINABILITY REPUTATION – IWTO MEETING TOLD

THE WOOL industry worldwide needs to bolster its reputation for sustainability, amidst increasing siren attacks on its marketing position from animal rights and environmental activists, the 2018 International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) Wool Round Table, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, heard this month (December 3-4).…

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GROWTH IN ECO-PAINTS BRIGHTEN SLUGGISH PERFORMANCE BY GERMAN PAINT SECTOR IN 2018

GERMANY’S paint and coatings sector seems set in stasis, with 2018 expected to be another year with a slight market downturn. That said, increased interest in sustainability continues to drive the demand for more ecologically friendly products.

Given the sluggishness of overall sales, the German industry has viewed with relief results from 2018’s third quarter, where the national coatings and printing ink sector saw a rise in exports.…

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TAIWAN REFERENDUM HALTS NUCLEAR PHASE OUT PLANS AS PUBLIC HOSTILITY BLUNTED BY BURGEONING AIR POLLUTION

TAIWAN’S nuclear power sector is looking to the future with increased optimism, since a referendum rejected plans from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to phase out nuclear power on the archipelago by 2025. The DPP has since the 1980s campaigned for a nuclear-free Taiwan and press ahead with this policy after its election win in 2016.…

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EU RELEASES REGULATION DEMANDING EXTRA DATA ON NANOPARTICLES IN MINERAL-BASED CHEMICALS

 

MANUFACTURERS and users of chemicals made from minerals, and chemical mineral processing agents within the European Union (EU), will from January 2020 have to check whether the chemicals they use contain nanoparticles. If they do, they will have to assess their safety and report the results to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).…

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ATHLETIC APPAREL INDUSTRY MEETS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES OF THE FUTURE

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel companies need to constantly look for ways to embrace new techniques to compete in a constantly changing landscape, an international industry meeting has been told.

Sustainability, blockchain and Industry 4.0 are three of the most important trends being considered by brands and their suppliers, and they were focal points at the sixth World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), organised by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from December 11-12.…

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EU RELEASES REGULATION DEMANDING EXTRA DATA ON NANOPARTICLES IN FINISHING CHEMICALS

 

EUROPEAN Union (EU) textile finishers and their suppliers will from January 2020 have to check whether the chemicals they use contain nanoparticles, and if they do, assess their safety and report the results to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This follows the release of a new EU regulation on nanoforms amending EU chemical control system REACH which will apply to all current REACH registered chemicals and any subject to new registration applications.…

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TECHNICAL ROUND UP – BRAZIL TOLD TO SCRAP MANUFACTURING TAX BREAKS

*Brazil has been told to reform tax breaks given to Brazil-based manufacturers of automobiles and information technology products. The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) appellate body has ruled that they break WTO rules on giving special tax favours to domestic producers over importers.…

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VIETNAM PUSHES FORWARD WITH NEW AML LAW AND ASSOCIATED IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE

FINANCIAL institutions and other anti-money laundering reporting sectors within Vietnam have had to grapple, since January 1, with a revised Penal Code, which has changed how money laundering is defined in criminal law.

In its 2018, International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the USA State Department notes that this “revises the money laundering offence and adds criminal liability for legal persons involved in money laundering.”…

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NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES PLAYERS OFFERED GROWING SUITE OF THIRD PARTY AML/CFT COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS

New smaller banks competing with established players and other payment service providers (PSPs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of fintech to addressing anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) financial crime compliance.

David Carlisle, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told Money Laundering Bulletin that anecdotal evidence suggests that these so-called ‘challenger’ banks and PSPs are increasingly using third-party fintech suppliers to help them address know your customer (KYC) requirements, transaction monitoring, record-keeping and suspicious activity reporting.…

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