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CARS AND AUTOPARTS MAKERS HOPE EU-MERCOSUR TRADE TALKS WILL BREAK THROUGH

EUROPEAN Union (EU) and Mercosur negotiators went into crucial trade talks in Uruguayan capital Montevideo September 10-14, cheered on by automakers on both sides who want a deal, even though there are tough technical issues to resolve. The round is another bid to smash the deadlock over a future trade pact between the EU and the four founding Mercosur nations – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. …

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EBRD PLOTS MAJOR LOAN TO UPGRADE SERBIA’S NIKOLA TESLA AIRPORT

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) is planning to lend EUR100 million to the concessionaire operating Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbia.

The money would be borrowed by the subsidiary of France’s Vinci Airports operating Nikola Tesla – Vinci Airports Serbia d.o.o.…

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EU/WTO INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – EU-MEXICO TRADE DEAL TO HELP FOOD EXPORTERS

EUROPEAN Union (EU) food and drink exporters could be major beneficiaries of a revised EU-Mexico trade agreement which will remove almost all bilateral tariffs left by a year 2000 deal. Under a new agreement struck in principle, Mexican import duties on EU exports of cheeses, such as gorgonzola and roquefort, and pasta (of up to 20%), will be removed, along with duties on chocolate and confectionery, (that can exceed 20%).…

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GERMANY AND EBRD SINK MORE MONEY INTO BUILDING SOUTHERN PIPELINE LINKS TO CASPIAN

GERMANY’S federal finance ministry has said it will lend EUR1.2 billion to a key Azerbaijan company involved in developing Caspian Sea natural gas, exporting it via a burgeoning pipeline network to central and western Europe. Azerbaijan’s ‘Closed Joint Stock Company Southern Gas Corridor’ (SJCC), formed in 2014 by presidential decree, will borrow the funds to help develop the Shah Deniz offshore gas field in the Caspian.…

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ILLEGAL CUT TOBACCO REACHES OVER 75% OF THE MARKET SHARE IN SOME EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

BULK tobacco smuggling is on the rise in eastern and south-eastern Europe, and cigarette manufacturers are calling for a better coordinated approach by law enforcers, as well as the passing of clearer and stricter rules to combat the menace. While regulation is in place in some countries (Montenegro and Romania insist on licensing and growers’ record keeping, for instance), the licencing and registration of tobacco growers are still not required in others (for example Poland and Greece), causing weak links that can be exploited by smugglers, according to the legitimate tobacco industry.…

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WESTERN BALKANS JOINS THE EUROPEAN COMMON AVIATION AREA

PRACTICAL discussions on integrating six western Balkans countries within the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) are to take place, with an agreement allowing their entry into the bloc having come into force on December 1. The expansion includes Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, who have formally joined the ECAA, alongside the European Union (EU), Norway and Iceland.…

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EASTERN EUROPE’S INCREASINGLY MATURE MARKET POSTS MODEST GROWTH

AFTER years of slow growth since 2008, eastern Europe’s now mature cosmetics and personal care market has continued to show marginal gains in products sales in the past year, according to experts.

The region’s cosmetics and personal care products sales edged to USD23.67 billion in 2017 from USD21.74 billion in 2016, counting sales in Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Georgia.…

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TURKISH TEXTILE COMPANIES INVESTING IN SERBIA SET TO DOUBLE IN WEEKS

THE NUMBER of Turkish textile firms making the most of advantageous business conditions in Serbia and setting up companies in the Balkan state is set to double by the start of the new year, economic experts have predicted.

Offering investors state-of-the-art established production facilities, access to a skilled workforce and financial subsidies on the table, Serbia has proved to be a prime location for Turkish investment, particularly in the textile industry.…

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EUROPOL IN BIGGEST HIT EVER AGAINST ONLINE PIRACY

International police agency Interpol and its European Union (EU) counterpart Europol have
announced what they say is the biggest hit ever against online piracy with law enforcers
taking down more than 20,500 websites selling counterfeit goods seized in 26 countries.
Participating countries were Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Britain,
Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, the USA
and China special administrative region Hong Kong.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – INDIAN CONFECTIONERY SECTOR GRAPPLES WITH NEW GST

CONFECTIONARY manufacturers in India are having to grapple with their products and ingredients attracting a wide range of tax rates under the country’s new goods and services tax (GST), which started to be levied from July 1.

India’s GST Council, a body representing the central and state governments, has been deciding which goods will be covered by the zero, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% tax rates allowed under India’s GST legislation. …

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