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APEC; Indonesia: Future Green Goods Trade Pact Considered

(Sept. 7, 2012) The 21-member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have been working on an agreement to reduce tariffs for environmental goods since November 2011, when the Honolulu Declaration was adopted. That Declaration, among other provisions, calls for the development of a list of goods that directly and positively contribute to green, sustainable […]

APEC: European Commission Examines Possible Infringement of EU Competition Rules by Apple

(Dec. 20, 2011) On December 6, 2011, parallel to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will examine possible collusion between Apple Incorporated and five international publishing houses, the European Commission initiated its own investigation proceedings of Apple and the five firms for fixing prices of e-books in violation of European Union (EU) […]

APEC: Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement Gains Two New Signatories

(Sept. 3, 2010) On August 27 and August 30, respectively, Canada and Hong Kong joined the Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement (CPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Australia, New Zealand, and the United States launched the CPEA on July 16, 2010; it had been in endorsed in November 2009 by those three states' trade and […]