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ASIAN PAINT AND COATINGS REGULATORY ROUND UP – VIETNAM RAMPS UP ANTI-LEAD IN PAINTS EFFORTS

THE VIETNAM Chemicals Agency us ramping up efforts to remove lead from paints in Vietnam – officially requesting to be considered a partner in the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint, a voluntary partnership formed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).…

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RUSSIA MONEY LAUNDERING CONVICTIONS OF CORRUPT OFFICIALS RISE – BUT ARE CASES POLITICAL?

THE ENFORCEMENT of Russian anti-money laundering laws is in the rise, although there are concerns that some AML cases have political motivations behind them, even if – ultimately – the evidence demonstrating ML offences took place stands up in court. Between 2012 and 2016, according to research of Russian press reports and official law enforcement agency statements, more than 30 Russian governors and state officials, former and serving, were accused of fraud or [and] corruption.…

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LICIT ARMS TRADE LIGHTLY REGULATED BY AML RULES, DESPITE CONCERNS OVER UNETHICAL PRACTICES

The conventional arms trade has a reputation for using side payment sweeteners to secure multi-million dollar deals. But despite allegations of corruption in numerous jurisdictions, the legitimate arms trade is not on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) radar. Should it be?…

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DIGITAL CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SECTOR TECHNOLOGIES EMERGE IN EGYPT AND SOUTH AFRICA – BUT WILL THE REST OF AFRICA FOLLOW SUIT?

DIGITAL production technologies could help African manufacturers pick up business lost by Chinese rivals because of the trade war in the USA, with brands looking to take advantage of the free trade agreements that many African countries have with the USA and Europe.…

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MEPS SLAM CASH FOR PASSPORT SCHEMES IN TAX CRIMES REPORT

Centre right members of the European Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance (TAX3) have hit out at the 18 EU member states, that offer citizenship or residence in exchange for investments. The MEPs, members of the European People’s Party (EPP), spoke out November 14 as the committee handed down a draft report*, with findings and recommendations, including phasing out such rights.…

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NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL LIKELY TO COMMIT UK TO FOLLOW EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

THE DRAFT Brexit agreement that has caused political controversy in the UK, but which the European Union (EU) insists is its final offer, would – if approved – see many EU environmental regulations stay in force within Britain, for the foreseeable future.…

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LEADERS HOPE CLOTHING EXPORTS CAN GROW, DESPITE END OF USA ALLOWANCE

THE IMPENDING December 1 expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1 or EIAP) has been met with equanimity by the Caribbean country and its manufacturers who hope the trading relationships created by the system can expand.

With the CAFTA-DR (Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement) continuing, the Dominican deputy minister of foreign trade Yahaira Sosa said in a recent speech: “Although not everything has gone as planned, regarding… exports and attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), there are points that deserve to be highlighted.”…

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IRELAND’S DAIRY INDUSTRY GOES GLOBAL AND DIVERSIFIES, AS IT SEEKS INSULATION FROM BREXIT DISRUPTION

The recent sight of a Chinese internet celebrity in a milking parlour in Limerick could be a hint of what the future holds for Ireland’s increasingly international dairy industry. Xiao Lu Yu, one of the ‘influencers’ who monetise Chinese social media (see https://m.weibo.cn/status/4279583182420503

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IRISH DAIRY SECTOR HAS BECOME A BIG OVERSEAS EXPORTER

TIME was when dairy farming in Ireland was a family affair, with smallholdings and local dairies predominant. But those days are long gone. The Irish dairy sector is now big business, not just on Republic of Ireland’s 4.8 million population, but also overseas, with big brands targeting foreign markets.…

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EGYPT MIGHT BE BOOSTING AML CONTROLS, BUT REFORMS UNDERMINED BY GROWING GOVERNMENT POWER AND EXEMPTIONS FOR MILITARY

Egypt’s anti-money laundering AML regime is being undermined by the lack of an independent judiciary and the economically-active military increasingly above the law, despite reforms to the law governing an Administrative Control Authority charged with curbing corruption.

Another concern voiced by AML experts is the weakening of Central Bank of Egypt’ independence under the government of strongman President Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi, a former field marshal.…

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