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RESEARCH THINK PIECE



BY KEITH NUTHALL
WITH the European farming industry facing more fundamental change than it has in decades, it could be said that funding research into ways of making this transformation less painless has to be a good thing. Whatever the view on this fairly facile assumption, the eyes of the agricultural sector should at least be partly turned on Brussels thus year, where debates for the preparation of a new five-year EU research programme are being staged.…

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EMEA/WHO SYSTEM



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) is about to complete a new model computer system that will help it and other medical regulators effectively marshal the mountain of data regarding new pharmaceutical products and keep information up to date.…

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ALTADIS



BY KEITH NUTHALL
PHILIP Morris and EU’s Altadis, (formerly Spain’s Tabacalera and France’s Seita), have loosened a licensing agreement granting the European company the right to produce L&M and Marlboro cigarettes in Spain. Following pressure from the European Commission, Philip Morris will now have the right to manufacture the brands itself outside Spain and export them there.…

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TRANSIT REFORMS



KEITH NUTHALL
FREIGHT forwarders may be freed of the burden of guaranteeing the payment of duty during EU transit operations, where hauliers transport goods across national borders in Europe, without paying duties or dealing with import procedures, except for the country where the consignment is delivered.…

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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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E-TAX



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A GLOBAL consensus on the taxation of digitised e-commerce products has come one step closer to reality, with the release of a detailed consultation paper on the subject by the OECD.

The importance of reaching such a deal amongst developed countries was underlined last year by an EU-US row over European plans to force American e-commerce corporations to register for VAT in Europe.…

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTES RESOLUTION



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commission has launched its anticipated out-of-court complaints network, which is designed to help businesses and consumers resolve cross-border disputes within the EU fast and efficiently and which has particularly been designed to help deal with e-commerce problems.…

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CUSTOMS PAPER



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A ROOT-AND-BRANCH reform of the European Union’s customs administrations is being proposed by the European Commission, to enable officials to deal with the flood of new trade that is being created by the development of e-commerce.

Brussels wants to ensure that customs forces are not overwhelmed by high workloads and are also able to effectively fight fraud.…

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES



KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commissioner for enterprise and the information society Erkki Liikanen has told the European Parliament that his officials are drawing up a new proposed directive on alternative medicines and have been working on the legislation since last year.…

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