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  • Culmina armonización andina de requisitos para productos de higiene doméstica y absorbentes de higiene personal

    Monday, April 20th, 2009

    Synopsis in English: The Andean Community (CAN) is putting the finishing touches on the new Community norm to harmonize member states’ (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) sanitary control regimes regarding household and personal hygiene products, such as soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, surface cleansers, stain removers, bleaches, air fresheners, sanitary towels, disposable diapers, tampons, towelettes, etc.
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    Trade and Climate Change

    Monday, September 29th, 2008

    One aspect of the public debate over possible policy responses to global climate change that has been largely missing is the role that international trade measures — and how they are treated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) — will aid or hinder policymaking about climate change.  Small wonder, since the possible interactions between trade […]

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    WHO & FAO Call for Countries to Improve Food Safety Vigilance / OMS y FAO: paises tienen que mejorar su vigilancia de la seguridad de los alimentos

    Friday, July 20th, 2007

    I already had on my “to do” list for this blog a look at food safety in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); I think with this public call from WHO and FAO, perhaps I should move it up on the schedule and list of priorities. So look for posts coming soon on the […]

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    Chile Opts for Full Speed Ahead on Biofuels

    Friday, May 18th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Over three months after receiving cautions and recommendations from a special commission, President Bachelet and her cabinet have decided to forge ahead with the heavy promotion of biofuels production in Chile, particularly ethanol and biodiesel. As an initial step in implementing the new biofuels policy, the Economics Ministry has published for […]

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    The Significance of the WTO Biotech Ruling for LAC

    Monday, March 5th, 2007

    When the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel on biotech products involving Argentina, Canada, and the US vs. the European Union (EU) released its report at the end of September, I sat down to start this entry with an outline and list of possible points, thoughts, items to check on, etc. — my usual […]

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