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  1. International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Date October 27-30 Where AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport Admission October 27-29, for trade only, no visitors under 18; October 30, open to public Organisers Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Major exhibit themes/categories Green World Measures, controls and remedy systems and technologies (which includes information and data ...

  2. Beijing should settle WTO case over rare-earth exports

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Gong Here is a little secret that folks at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing do not want the domestic audience to know much about. When it comes to resolving China's trade conflicts with other countries, the ministry's dealings at the World Trade Organisation have been about as good as chimps throwing darts at the board - it has never come out on top ...

  3. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ... was not only the largest in Hong Kong but one that officials say was among of the largest internationally because detection of such smuggling is difficult. The delegation of eight South African ...

  4. 'Green tariff' is a step back to protectionism

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to business and blunt the competitive edge of the world's biggest economy. But the applause for the Obama administration and the majority Democratic Party in pushing for a cap-and-trade law ... It requires the president, from 2020, to impose special import taxes on goods from countries that have not enacted and enforced similar cap-and-trade controls on their global warming emissions. ...

  5. A bad patch for many down on the farm

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Agriculture topped China's list of concerns when it entered the World Trade Organisation 10 years ago, and a decade into membership some farmers are still ... Zhihong, a member of the Ministry of Agriculture's WTO expert panel, noted that China's trade deficit in agriculture has grown steadily since first arising in 2004. According to customs ...

  6. Mainland airlines plan court action over EU emissions trading scheme

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... criticised the emissions trading scheme and ordered the transport department to prohibit US carriers from participating in it. On August 1, CATA asked 20 international airlines to sign a joint ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines plan to file a lawsuit to challenge the EU's emissions trading scheme that fines airlines for exceeding emission quotas on all ...

  7. EU's emissions trading system is unfair to global aviation industry

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... emitted 649 million tonnes of CO2- just below 2 per cent of global man-made CO2 emissions, whilst at the same time being a key driver of international tourism and trade, and responsible for some ... to justify and legitimise the application of its emissions trading system (ETS) to aviation, which will start affecting airlines next year. To be clear, the aviation industry is not against emissions ...

  8. Container lines prepare for trade doldrums

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of about 1.3 million teu were parked by early 2009 as trade collapsed after the failure of Lehman Bros. Peter Sand, an analyst at the Baltic and International Maritime Council, said he expected ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Hard-pressed container lines, which have already seen charter rates sink on key trades routes between Asia and Europe and transpacific, could face ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Improving the regulation of rare-earth exports will help us to protect the environment Vice-Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, saying China will continue to regulate rare- earth exports according to Chinese law and WTO rules The devil is dancing Prosecutori ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Should some of China's carbon emissions be attributed to Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... but there is a valid argument for equitable attribution of CO 2 emissions among countries and regions. This is a concept based on calculating emissions from international trade, a concept gaining traction ... Patrick Lui Climate-change scientists factor in trade as they seek equitable attribution of carbon dioxide emissions If they're our factories, is it our pollution too? Should Hong ...




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