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POLL SHOWS LESS PERCEIVED CORRUPTION IN EU THAN IN 2013



A survey that the European Commission released for International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9 has shown that fewer European Union (EU) businesses contend that corruption is widespread than in 2013. But at 63% – compared to 75% in 2013 – the number believing corruption is widespread remains significant. …

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INDIAN BUSINESS FACING SPIKE IN FRAUD AND DISHONESTY, NATIONAL SURVEY WARNS



Corruption, bribery and fraud are now perceived as the biggest risk to commercial health by Indian businesses, domestically and foreign-owned says the India Risk Survey 2019. This is a major change compared to 2018, when the survey put these risks at the eighth most serious concern, behind cyber-insecurity, natural hazards, fire, terrorism, governance instability, labour unrests and general crime.…

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IRISH REGIONS NEED MORE ENTERPRENEURS TO HELP COUNTRY THRIVE SUSTAINABLY SAY EXPERTS



To create a more balanced and sustainable economy, Ireland would benefit from having more entrepreneurs, especially outside the business hotspots in the capital Dublin, development experts say. Government can play a key role, Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh said in a November seminar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, especially by better connecting the dots between various development schemes for entrepreneurs.…

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MAJOR UK LAW FIRM LAUDS HMRC FRAUD UNIT FOR CLAWING BACK EVADED TAXES



Fraud busting measures by British tax and customs authorities netted an additional GBP5.4 billion (USD7 billion) for state coffers in 2018, according to research from law firm Pinsent Masons. It found that the Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) in Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) clawed back the extra billions in large part through tax and fines following investigations into criminal gangs importing illegal cigarettes and alcohol, which accounted for GBP2.9 billion (USD3.77 billion) that year.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SMALLER JAPANESE PAINT IMPORTERS OFFERED EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL DECLARATION LAW



IMPORTERS of paints into Japan have been given four time-windows in 2020 to secure ‘small volume permits’ under which coatings can be brought into Japan without any new chemical components being declared to regulators. This special exemption applies to imports of a product into Japan under one tonne per year, says the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND-UP – MEPs LOSE PATIENCE OVER BEE PROTECTION AS EUROPEAN HONEY PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SUFFER



THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for a more robust approach to defend European honey production, as bee numbers continue to fall. In a motion supported almost unanimously, the EP’s environment committee has called for the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which is now under review – to include active steps on reducing pesticide use, which MEPs blame for honey bee deaths.…

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS USING E COMMERCE LINKS TO MAINTAIN POSITION IN CHINA'S GROWING BEAUTY MARKET



A queue formed at the L’Oréal stand at November’s China International Import Expo fair, in Shanghai: the French firm had set up photo opportunities to appeal the ‘Da ka’ set – Chinese slang referring to generation of selfie-taking youths who seemingly live to photograph themselves at important landmarks.…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS

INTERNATIONAL News Services’ Bangladesh correspondent A.Z.M Anas has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for his coverage of the impact of climate change in his country. He was honoured for writing a series of articles on the grave environmental challenges facing his native Bangladesh.

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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RUSSIA’S BEAUTY INDUSTRY IN SUSPENSE OVER LOOMING PERFUME LABELLING



Businesses across the personal care product sector have expressed concern about a comprehensive national digital marking and traceability system that the Russian government plans to comprehensively put in place by 2024. A limited selection of products are being used to trial the system from the New Year and this includes perfumes.…

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USA POLYSTER TEXTURED YARN IMPORTERS AWAIT LIKELY DECEMBER APPROVAL OF HEAVY PROTECTIVE DUTIES ON INDIAN AND CHINESE SUPPLIES



USA polyester textured yarn importers sourcing from China and India are being forced to pay deposits on their cargoes covering anticipated heavy anti-dumping and countervailing duties which could be imposed in the New Year. These traders and their manufacturing partners are awaiting a decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in late December over claims from the US department of commerce (DoC) that Indian and Chinese yarn makers are both being unfairly subsidised by their government and dumping cheap excess production on American markets.…

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