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The TPP – The Trans Pacific Partnership – Overview

The TPP – The Trans Pacific Partnership – Overview

General Concept The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement between 12 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. The TPP reached a deal this October in Atlanta, Georgia. Ministers from the 12 participating countries announced the biggest regional trade and investment agreement in history making several sweeping changes to international trade in a positive way. Specifically, TPP … Read More

Good News, Bad News for Pakistan Fuel Consumers

Good News, Bad News for Pakistan Fuel Consumers

For Pakistan’s fuel consumers the Federal Board of Revenue’s recent actions are a case of good news, bad news. That is because while worldwide oil prices continue to fall, Pakistan has been ramping up its fuel tax rates, first in July, then again in August, September, and October. During that time – between July 1st and October … Read More

Rough Ride for Uber in the Low Countries

Rough Ride for Uber in the Low Countries

The third quarter of 2015 was a tumultuous one in Belgium and the Netherlands for Uber Technologies, Inc. The Netherlands On September 29 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment’s Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (Dutch:  Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) announced that Uber offices in Amsterdam had … Read More