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European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement  –  The Tale of an Island City-State and the World’s Largest Trade Bloc

European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement – The Tale of an Island City-State and the World’s Largest Trade Bloc

Negotiations for the EUSFTA were launched between Singapore and the EU in 2009. The Goods and Services Agreement was concluded in 2012 and the Investment Protection Chapter in 2014, paving the way for the conclusion of the EUSFTA. The agreement will come into force after it is signed and ratified by both parties. The ratification … Read More

Putting the Brakes on Imports of Cultural Property

Putting the Brakes on Imports of Cultural Property

Author: Mark K. Neville, Jr., LL.M. (International Legal Studies), NYU, is Principal of International Trade Counsellors and may be reached at mkneville@itctradelaw.com. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and NYU’s Stern School. Mr. Neville is the Journal’s Customs & Trade correspondent and a member … Read More

3 Reasons Why Small to Mid-sized CPA Firms Can’t Seem to Find Talent-and How to Address It

3 Reasons Why Small to Mid-sized CPA Firms Can’t Seem to Find Talent-and How to Address It

According to the 2015 Trends Report from the AICPA, the future for the accounting profession looks bright. Accounting enrollments for the 2013-14 academic year surpassed 250,000 for the first time and accounting firms hired 43,252 accounting graduates in 2014, a seven percent increase from the previous survey conducted in 2012. Further, 91% percent … Read More