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PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS

While today 12 out of every 100 Europeans are tattooed or have some sort of permanent cosmetic treatment, experts are increasingly concerned that these skin colouring agents may contain hazardous substances, known or suspected to have adverse health effects causing cancer, allergies or mutations.…

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MAJOR REPORT RELEASES BLUEPRINT FOR PROMOTING EUROPEAN CARPET SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY

A DETAILED consultants’ report released yesterday (Dec 4) has included two policy blueprints for shifting Europe’s major carpet manufacturing industry towards a more sustainable future, increasing recycling and reuse of products. The paper by UK-based Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd outlines policy options for European Union (EU) member states to move the carpet industry towards being part of a circular economy that is a key priority of the current European Commission.…

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IRAN GIRDS ITSELF AGAINST RENEWED USA SANCTIONS, PLOTS EVASION

With the USA re-imposing sanctions on Iran, and international financial institutions wary of dealing with the country, Tehran is dusting off its pre-2015 sanctions-busting playbook. Old networks are being renewed, including with neighbouring countries and China, but there are more obstacles for the Iranian government to contend with this time around.…

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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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DUTCH CARIBBEAN UNDER SPOTLIGHT OVER MONEY LAUNDERING CONTROL WEAKNESSES

THE DUTCH Caribbean continues to have a weak reputation for fighting money laundering, and to a lesser extent terror financing, with the US 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) highlighting weaknesses in its three autonomous jurisdictions. See https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are ‘countries’ within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with their own prime ministers, while less populous islands Bonaire, St Eustatius (Statia) and Saba are municipalities, with fewer powers vested in their island councils, and the Dutch government being responsible for enforcing international anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) norms.…

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ICAO BUDDY SYSTEM HELPS EMERGING MARKET COUNTRIES PREPARE FOR CORSIA

A BUDDY training system has been launched by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), enabling countries with significant regulatory capacity to help other states prepare for the upcoming CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) scheme. ICAO has been training national officials to advise on ensuring CORSIA’s legal requirements are written into local laws and also on building the emissions data monitoring, reporting and verification systems they need to measure their airlines’ carbon footprint.…

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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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CUM-EX FRAUD SWINDLES EUROPE’S TREASURIES OUT OF BILLIONS

 

Taxpayers across Europe have lost some EUR55 billion (USD62 billion) in a massive stock trading fraud – called ‘cum-ex’ – that has hit at least 11 countries, according to a collaborative investigation by European media organisations. Cum-ex involved managers trading a company’s shares rapidly around a syndicate of banks, investors and hedge funds, creating the impression that there were several owners, each entitled to a tax rebate on capital gains tax.…

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S DIVERSE BEAUTY MARKETS COMBINE TASTES FOR TRADITION WITH AN APPETITE FOR GLOBAL TRENDS

THE PERCEPTION of beauty and hence the design and supply of personal care products is slowly changing in sub-Saharan Africa as its increasingly wealthy middle class consumers take a more personalised approach to how they look. The region has a widely diversified consumer-base, whose varied tastes are pushing brands to rethink personalising cosmetics and personal care products like never before. …

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ASSURING NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT, SAY EXPERTS

WITH reputational risk being an increasing concern for investors, the demand for information in accountancy reports that goes well beyond the balance sheet is growing. And, companies want to be sure that such data is of solid quality – making emerging forms of external reporting (EER) assurance the key focus of a high-level accounting meeting staged in Brussels on November 8.…

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