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TikTok denies initiating legal action against govt’s app-ban decision

Short video app TikTok, which was recently banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese apps, has denied pursuing legal action against the Indian government’s directive. “There have been statements in the press concerning the possibility that TikTok might pursue legal action regarding the directive by the Government of India. We have no plans to pursue such action. We are committed to working with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government o...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, Congress, China, India, WTO, Play Store, App Store, Mumbai, India China, Economic Times, Mukul Rohatgi, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

India’s app ban decision ‘suspects’ of violating WTO rules: Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy in India, on Tuesday, alleged that India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, Cam Scanner, and UC Browser, “abuses national security exceptions, and suspects of violating the WTO rules”. It is also against the “general trend” of international trade and e-commerce activities, and is “not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India”, the embassy said. “The Chinese side is seriously concerned with and firmly opposed to such action,...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Google Play Store, News, China, India, WTO, Vigo, Helo, India China, Singh, Chinese Embassy, UC browser, GATT, MeitY

WTO piracy ruling raises new doubt over #Saudi takeover of Newcastle | Financial Times

WTO piracy ruling raises new doubt over Saudi takeover of Newcastle | Financial Times:The £300m Saudi Arabia-led takeover of Newcastle United football club faces renewed scrutiny after the World Trade Organization ruled the Gulf kingdom was responsible for television piracy including the improper screening of English Premier League matches.The Saudi government had “infringed” international trade agreements because of the country’s involvement with beoutQ, an Arabic language network, the WTO said...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Newcastle United, Newcastle, World Trade Organization, WTO, Doha, Gulf, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous

Internet Governance Outlook 2020: The Next Generation of Players and Problems Is Coming

By Wolfgang Kleinwächter The beginning of a new decade is always an invitation to have a broader look into the future. What, in the next ten years, will happen in the Internet Governance Ecosystem? Will the 2020s see the usual swinging pendulum between more liberal and more restrictive Internet policies in an interconnected world? Or will we move towards a watershed? Will cyberspace, as we know it from the last 50 years as a place for innovation and mutually beneficial digital cooperation, cha...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, New York, Microsoft, France, Saudi Arabia, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Africa, Digital, US, Eu, G20, Icann, Paypal

Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 October, 2019

Looking across the Garonne River to some of the stately buildings lining its banks in Bordeaux. See our new 2020 tour, details below. Good morningIf you had the Monday off this week, I hope you had a lovely long weekend.  It is very different in this country to most others, because there is seldom a national consensus as to which businesses will be open and closed on most “official” holidays.I know when I had a travel company, if we closed on such holidays, we’d find our voicemail full to over...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Montana, France, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Eu, David, Current Affairs, Amelia Earhart, Marseille, Paris

#Qatar denies banning #UAE goods after WTO dispute panel formed - Reuters

Qatar denies banning UAE goods after WTO dispute panel formed - Reuters:Qatar denied on Wednesday it had been restricting imports of goods from the United Arab Emirates, a day after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to investigate a UAE complaint.The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt have imposed a diplomatic, trade and transport boycott of Qatar since June 2017 over allegations Doha supports terrorism, a charge Qatar denies.The UAE has said that Qatar began banning its goods followi...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, WTO, Doha, Uae, Reuters, World Trade Organisation WTO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain

Japan complains to WTO about India’s ‘excessive’ import duties on mobile phones and more

Japan has lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation about India’s duties on mobile phones, base stations and routers, and their components, the WTO revealed in a filing on Tuesday. Japan’s complaint to the trade body accuses India of imposing duties – to foster domestic... ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, India, Cell Phones, Trade, WTO, Customs, Complaint, World Trade Organisation, Tariff, GATT, Import duty

India’s E-Commerce Policy and the WTO

 by Sanjay Notani, Partner, Economic Laws Practice; Ambarish Sathianathan, Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice; and Sidharth Kamat, Associate, Economic Laws Practice The World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) is the world’s largest, (and on many issues, the only) multilateral body for trade related... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, WTO, Views, Draft National E-Commerce Policy, Sanjay Notani

#UAE accuses #Qatar of banning its products, files WTO complaint | Reuters

UAE accuses Qatar of banning its products, files WTO complaint | Reuters:The United Arab Emirates has filed a complaint against Qatar at the World Trade Organization saying Doha has imposed a ban on Emirati products, UAE state news agency WAM said on Tuesday.The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt have imposed a diplomatic, trade and transport boycott of Qatar since June 2017 over allegations Doha supports terrorism, a charge Qatar denies.Qatar filed in July 2017 a wide-ranging legal complaint...
Tags: Travel, Wam, Qatar, Egypt, World Trade Organization, United Arab Emirates, WTO, Bahrain, Doha, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Saudi Arabia, UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain

WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy | Reuters

WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy | Reuters:The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday it would investigate Qatar’s allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom’s objection that the WTO had no standing to hear the case. Employees work in a broadcast control room at the beIN Sports studio that will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar October 16, 2018. Picture taken October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Naseem ZeitoonQatar la...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Fifa, WTO, Doha, Reuters, World Trade Organization WTO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Naseem ZeitoonQatar

Saudi cites national security to block WTO case brought by #Qatar | Reuters

Saudi cites national security to block WTO case brought by Qatar | Reuters:Saudi Arabia has told the WTO that national security concerns mean it cannot allow the world trade body to settle an intellectual property dispute with Qatar, according to a transcript seen by Reuters. Qatar launched the dispute in October, saying Saudi Arabia was blocking Qatari-owned broadcaster beIN and refusing to take effective action against alleged piracy of beIN’s content by “beoutQ”, a sophisticated pirating oper...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, WTO, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Qatar

Qatar launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over intellectual property rights violations - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over intellectual property rights violations - The Peninsula Qatar:Qatar has started proceedings against Saudi Arabia at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), accusing it of intellectual property rights violations, Economy Ministry said on Monday.Part of Qatar's concerns involve the blocking of Qatari broadcaster beIN in Saudi Arabia, the ministry said on its website, and accused Riyadh of refusing to take effective action against the piracy of b...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, World Trade Organization, WTO, Riyadh, Economy Ministry, World Trade Organisation WTO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar, Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce

Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 August, 2018

Bedbugs – not just on hotel beds, but sometimes on airplane seats, too. Good morning We were silent last week; not because there was nothing to write about, but instead due to the matter I’d foreshadowed over several recent newsletters coming to the fore – it turned out that what I’d thought to be ‘only’ computer viruses was actually a determined attack on our computer servers, not by programs but by people. I guess that means we’ve graduated to the ‘big time’ – becoming sufficiently important ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Science, London, Hotels, China, Germany, Singapore, Miscellaneous, Disney, US, Newsletter, Eu, Canada, Atlantic, Bulgaria

EU, Switzerland, U.S. complain about Gulf excise tax at WTO | Reuters

EU, Switzerland, U.S. complain about Gulf excise tax at WTO | Reuters:The European Union, Switzerland and the United States have complained at the World Trade Organisation about an excise tax imposed by several Gulf Arab states on carbonated and energy drinks, according to notes of a WTO meeting and diplomatic sources.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were asked to explain the rationale behind a 100 percent duty on energy drinks and a 50 percent tax on other carbonated beverages...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, United States, United Arab Emirates, WTO, Bahrain, Gulf, Reuters, World Trade Organisation, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EU Switzerland

Substantial growth seen in Qatar investments in France

Substantial growth seen in Qatar investments in France:"Qatari investments in France “have grown substantially,” according to a former official of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), who was in Qatar recently to promote the country’s bid to organise the World Exposition in 2025. Former WTO director general Pascal Lamy, who is France’s delegate for the 2025 Expo bid, told Gulf Times that Qatari investments in France have increased in the technology, real estate, distribution, and sport sectors, a...
Tags: Travel, France, Qatar, WTO, Lamy, World Trade Organisation WTO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Pascal Lamy, Gulf Times, Greater Paris Investment Agency GPIA, Pierre Simon

Qatar row moves to WTO litigation phase, dismaying many

Qatar row moves to WTO litigation phase, dismaying many:"Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization in its row with the United Arab Emirates, but no other WTO members spoke up in support of the move, which many trade experts see as a dangerous precedent.The UAE was one of four countries - along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt - that cut ties with Qatar, a major gas supplier and site of the biggest U.S. military base in the Middle East, on June...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Middle East, World Trade Organization, United Arab Emirates, WTO, Bahrain, Uae, Saudi Arabia Bahrain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Saudi Arabia

Qatar escalates UAE trade dispute, asks WTO to adjudicate

Qatar escalates UAE trade dispute, asks WTO to adjudicate:"Qatar has asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute panel to adjudicate on its row with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar said in a document published by the WTO on Thursday, escalating a trade complaint it lodged with the WTO in July.The initial complaint, which also included Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, triggered a 60-day window to settle the issue in talks without entering years of litigation.But on Aug 10, Qatar received a co...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, World Trade Organization, WTO, Bahrain, Uae, United Arab Emirates Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

If This is How US Trade Law Is Supposed to Work, Then I’m Not a Fan

219.63% If the decision from the Department of Commerce goes final, that’s the amount of the countervailing duty (CVD) that an American-based airline would need to pay on top of the purchase price if it wants to fly a Bombardier C-Series aircraft. That is a staggering number, and it’s protectionism at its finest. The most immediate impact is obviously on Delta which is expecting its first C-Series to be delivered next year. While I hope cooler heads will prevail, I fear we may never see a C-...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Chicago, Canada, Commerce, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Delta, World Trade Organization, Gm, WTO, Airbus, Boeing, United, Government Regulation

What stakeholders are saying on CBEC’s 10% customs duty on 4G devices

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has proposed a 10% basic customs duty along with additional duty and cess on 4G equipment and smartphones, reports MoneyControl. Officials told PTI that “final tax demand will be decided based on the decision taken on whether it is exempt under ITA (International Trade Agreement)”. Basic customs duty on 2G and 3G equipment are however exempt but will attract a “countervailing duty of around 12.75%”, the report added. The duty on 4G equipment imports...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Government, India, Tax, Devices, Policy, Governance, Telecom, WTO, ICA, Vietnam, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Economic Times

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 March, 2017

Is it a man? Is it a bird? No – it is ‘Super Building’. See last item. Good morning After several weeks of pressing distractions, I’m back this week with the probably final (fifth) part of my series on the future of transportation. This week, it is time to look at the nonsense and hype surrounding flying cars.  While the abstract concept of a dual purpose vehicle has enormous appeal, the reality is completely different. However, to close on a positive note, I also look at a more viable approach...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, Science, India, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Siri, Tech, Eu, Qatar, Beijing

South Korea files WTO complaint over China tourism boycott

THAAD spat could cost Seoul billions in lost tourism revenue
Tags: Travel, South Korea, China, WTO, Seoul, THAAD

Pradeep Kumar Pujari given temporary charge as secretary of telecom: report

Pradeep Kumar Pujari, the Secretary for Ministry of Power has been given additional charge as Secretary for Telecom, reports ET. Pujari replaces J.D Deepak who was shifted from the post temporality and moved to the Department of Commerce. According to the report, Pujari’s appointment at DoT is temporary. Prior to his work with the Ministry of Power, Pujari also held several other secretarial and advisory position with the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Agriculture Ministry. ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Policy, Telecom, WTO, Dot, Trai, Reliance Jio, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Power, Deepak, Pujari, BSNL

Top 10 stories of the week: February 27th to March 05th 2017

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 05th March 2017 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: for their support. Paytm now has 200 million wallets In a tweet, Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma said that the company has crossed 200 million wallets. The tweet added that the total balance in the wallets is Rs 899.11 crore with 106.8 million wallets with money or with a card saved. Read it here Earnings Review: Demonetization impact on telecom, media & Intern...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Disney, Rome, Telecom, WTO, Travis Kalanick, Donald Trump, Airtel, Cnbc, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Amit Singhal, South East Asia, Reliance Jio

J.S Deepak removed as telecom secretary

J.S Deepak, the telecom secretary for Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been effectively removed from his post and moved temporarily to the Department of Commerce as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), reports PTI. Deepak was also named as the next Indian ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He will take charge as ambassador from June this year. It’s worth noting that Deepak’s removal from the DoT post comes shortly after he penned a letter to the telecom regulator TRAI asking ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, India, US, Telecom, WTO, Dot, Trai, Department of Commerce, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Jio, Deepak, BSNL, OSD, Department of Telecommunications

Brazil files WTO complaint against Canada, over subsidies to Bombardier

Brazil has filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint against Canada,  over subsidies to Bombardier. Brazil has been threatening to file an official complaint since Bombardier Inc. won a major CSeries order (75 aircraft) from Delta Airlines Inc. last year. The Skinny In 2016, Bombardier received $2.5 Billion US in government support – $1 Billion (from Quebec government) for its C-Series program and another $1.5 Billion (from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the largest pension fun...
Tags: Travel, News, Canada, Delta, Brazil, WTO, Airbus, Quebec, Boeing, Airline News, Travel News, Bombardier, Bombardier Inc, Embraer, World Trade Organization WTO, CSeries

And the Migrants Kept Coming

The Migration Series, Panel 12: The railroad stations were at times so over-packed with people leaving that special guards had to be called in to keep order., 1940–41 “Big weekend,” said the woman. It took me a minute to understand what she was talking about – it was the Women’s March. Here in Seattle turnout estimates went as high as 175,000 marchers. I had no context for her remark. I was at a talk about the artist Jacob Lawrence. There’s an exhibit of a Lawrence’s work at the Seattle Art ...
Tags: Travel, John Lewis, US, United States, WTO, Atlantic City, Seattle, Black Lives Matter, Weimar, Breitbart, Lawrence, National Endowment, Seattle Art Museum, Jared Kushner

International tourism is on the rise

According to WTO, international tourism has registered a 4 per cent growth, as 1.2b tourists have traveled the world last year.
Tags: Travel, WTO

Internet Governance Outlook 2017: Nationalistic Hierarchies vs. Multistakeholder Networks?

By Wolfgang Kleinwächter Two events, which made headlines in the digital world in 2016, will probably frame the Internet Governance Agenda for 2017. October 1, 2016, the US government confirmed the IANA Stewardship transition to the global multistakeholder community. November 2, 2016, the Chinese government announced the adoption of a new cybersecurity law which will enter into force on July 1, 2017. IANA Transition and the Chinese Cybersecurity Law The IANA transition stands for a multistakehol...
Tags: Apple, Ecommerce, Japan, Obama, Washington, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India, Africa, US, G20, Turkey, Icann, Fbi

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States. Emirates said it will begin daily nonstops from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai on December 15, and Etihad said it will more than double nonstops between Dallas/Fort Worth and Abu Dhabi, from three per week to seven, beginning February 2017. In two years, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways will have increased seat capacity to and from the U.S. by 42 ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, India, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Delta, Dubai, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, WTO, Airbus, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, United, Huffington Post, Doha

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