Ministry

Joint press statement of the EU and Côte d'Ivoire on the third phase of tariff liberalisation under the EU-Côte d'Ivoire interim Economic Partnership Agreement

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

On 17 April 2024, Côte d'Ivoire decided to liberalise an additional 1080 tariff lines with retroactive effect from 1 January 2024, bringing the total number of liberalised tariff lines to 3385 or 55% of total tariff lines.

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  • On 17 April 2024, Côte d'Ivoire decided to liberalise an additional 1080 tariff lines with retroactive effect from 1 January 2024, bringing the total number of liberalised tariff lines to 3385 or 55% of total tariff lines.
  • This third tariff cut covers mainly mechanical and electrical machinery, as well as appliances, plastics, and chemical products.
  • The remaining tariff lines are exempted from liberalisation in the interest of safeguarding Ivorian food security and the development of domestic value chains.
  • This process has led in June 2022 to the establishment of an Alliance on Sustainable Cocoa with an action roadmap.

IC-289548-L8R0

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The complainant requested information relating to an investigation report. The Ministry of Justice (the MoJ) relied on section 14(1) of FOIA (vexatious) to refuse the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and therefore the MoJ was entitled to rely upon section 14(1) of FOIA to refuse it. The Commissioner does not require any steps.

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The complainant requested information relating to an investigation report. The Ministry of Justice (the MoJ) relied on section 14(1) of FOIA (vexatious) to refuse the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the request was vexatious and therefore the MoJ was entitled to rely upon section 14(1) of FOIA to refuse it. The Commissioner does not require any steps.

EQS-News: Circus Group signs preliminary agreement to roll out 5,400 units of its food production robot CA-1 across Beijing educational institutions

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Monday, June 17, 2024

The Group enters into an exclusive multi-stage agreement with the Beijing University Food Raw Material Joint Procurement Centre in China.

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  • The Group enters into an exclusive multi-stage agreement with the Beijing University Food Raw Material Joint Procurement Centre in China.
  • The future network of food production robots will be equipped to produce nearly 4 billion fresh meals annually across 92 Beijing institutions.
  • This partnership aims to build and scale an autonomous food supply network using Circus Autonomy One (CA-1), a fully automated food production robot capable of ingredient dispensing, cooking, cleaning, and packaging without human intervention.
  • The centre serves over 90 universities and educational institutions in Beijing, providing millions of meals daily within a limited timeframe.

Multi Ways Holdings Secures $17.6 Million Leasing Deal with Singapore's Ministry of Defence, Strengthening its Growth Prospects

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The agreement, worth US$17.6 million, is for leasing advanced machinery and equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of Singapore's Ministry of Defence.

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  • The agreement, worth US$17.6 million, is for leasing advanced machinery and equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of Singapore's Ministry of Defence.
  • The heavy construction equipment provided under this deal was selected for its cutting-edge technology and reliability, highlighting the versatility and quality of Multi Ways' fleet.
  • Mr. James Lim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Multi Ways, commented: "Our agreement with Singapore’s Ministry of Defence is a testament to Multi Ways' capabilities in fulfilling the stringent requirements of Singapore’s government.
  • The Company is committed to continuing its track record of excellence and looks forward to supporting the Ministry of Defence in its operations.

Virtual Asset Legal Framework: Merging Traditional Finance Risk Management with Technological Innovation

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Currently, the lack of a cohesive legal framework results in VA-VASP regulations being scattered across 19 different legal documents, leading to significant unregulated activities such as crowdfunding fraud and unauthorized promotion of virtual asset services.

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  • Currently, the lack of a cohesive legal framework results in VA-VASP regulations being scattered across 19 different legal documents, leading to significant unregulated activities such as crowdfunding fraud and unauthorized promotion of virtual asset services.
  • Mr. Phan Duc Trung, Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Blockchain Association, underscored the necessity of integrating traditional finance risk management practices with technological innovation to develop the VA-VASP legal framework.
  • He stressed the importance of applying fundamental compliance principles from traditional finance, such as KYC (Know Your Customer), KYB (Know Your Business), KYI (Know Your Intermediary), and KYT (Know Your Transaction) to virtual asset management.
  • This press release summarizes the key discussions and outcomes of the 5th VA-VASP Legal Framework Conference, emphasizing the urgency and importance of developing a robust legal framework to regulate virtual assets in Vietnam.

EH216-S Pilotless eVTOL Completes Debut Flight in Saudi Arabia

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Partnering with Front End Limited Company (“Front End”), a Saudi-based enterprise specializing in advanced solutions for various industries, this flight also highlights the transformative potential of pilotless eVTOL aircraft for the region’s transportation system.

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  • Partnering with Front End Limited Company (“Front End”), a Saudi-based enterprise specializing in advanced solutions for various industries, this flight also highlights the transformative potential of pilotless eVTOL aircraft for the region’s transportation system.
  • The collaboration unlocked a truly innovative solution, showcasing the remarkable potential of public-private partnerships to drive advancements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • His Excellency Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, President of GACA, stated: “This flight marks a major advancement in integrating Advanced Air Mobility (“AAM”) solutions into Saudi Arabia’s aviation landscape.
  • Mr. Huazhi Hu, Founder, CEO and Chairman of EHang, stated, “This debut flight of the EH216-S pilotless eVTOL in Saudi Arabia marks a significant milestone in EHang's ongoing internationalization and an important step forward in propelling global advanced UAM reform, showcasing the potential of our pilotless eVTOL products and solutions for widespread adoption in the Middle Eastern market.

Belite Bio Receives Sakigake (Pioneer Drug) Designation of Tinlarebant for Stargardt Disease in Japan

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

In the Phase 2 trial, 5 of 12 subjects (42%) with known pathogenic ABCA4 mutations, no incident atrophic (DDAF) lesions were formed during the 24-month treatment period and no change in autofluorescent (QDAF) lesions was observed

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  • In the Phase 2 trial, 5 of 12 subjects (42%) with known pathogenic ABCA4 mutations, no incident atrophic (DDAF) lesions were formed during the 24-month treatment period and no change in autofluorescent (QDAF) lesions was observed
    SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Belite Bio , Inc (NASDAQ: BLTE) (“Belite Bio” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical drug development company focused on advancing novel therapeutics targeting degenerative retinal diseases that have significant unmet medical needs, today announces that its lead pipeline, Tinlarebant, has been granted Sakigake Designation by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan (MHLW) for the treatment of STGD1.
  • Sakigake designation was established by MHLW to accelerate drug approval process in Japan for innovative drugs with prominent effectiveness targeting serious diseases, in order to make them available to patients in Japan ahead of the rest of the world, by providing (a) prioritized consultation, (b) pre-application consultation, (c) prioritized review, (d) assignment of a review partner, and (e) extension of re-examination period.

Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Accepts GCA Local Adaptation Champions Award

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina graciously accepted the Global Center on Adaptation’s Local Adaptation Champions Award from GCA CEO Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen today, on the occasion of his official visit to Bangladesh.

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  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina graciously accepted the Global Center on Adaptation’s Local Adaptation Champions Award from GCA CEO Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen today, on the occasion of his official visit to Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh, the first government to receive the global Local Adaptation Champions Award, won in the Innovation in Devolving Finance category for the Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC).
  • “I am deeply honored to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the Government and people of Bangladesh, whose unwavering resilience and innovative spirit have always guided us through natural adversities,” declared Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
  • During his two-day official visit from June 9-10, 2024, Professor Verkooijen visited Chattogram to engage with local communities supported by the GCA.

SS Innovations’ SSi Mantra Surgical Robotic System Approved for Use in Indonesia

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SS Innovations International, Inc. (the “Company” or “SS Innovations”) (OTC: SSII), a developer of innovative surgical robotic technologies dedicated to making world-class robotic surgery affordable and accessible to a global population, today announced that its SSi Mantra Surgical Robotic System has received regulatory approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Health for clinical use in the Republic of Indonesia.

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  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SS Innovations International, Inc. (the “Company” or “SS Innovations”) (OTC: SSII), a developer of innovative surgical robotic technologies dedicated to making world-class robotic surgery affordable and accessible to a global population, today announced that its SSi Mantra Surgical Robotic System has received regulatory approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Health for clinical use in the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Indonesia’s Bunda Hospital in Jakarta acquired its first robotic surgical system in 2012 and has only completed about 700 surgeries in the past 12 years.
  • I believe that SS Innovations offers a practical and cost-effective solution to help expand robotic surgery access in Indonesia.”
    Last month, SS Innovations announced that it had completed 100 robotic cardiac surgery cases in just over a year, utilizing the SSi Mantra Surgical Robotic System.
  • It is the first surgical robotic system made in India, and one of the only systems in the world designed to be cost-effective with broad-spectrum surgical applications.

Kean University Commits to Expanded International Exchanges as Wenzhou-Kean University Enters Global Spotlight

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Monday, June 10, 2024

“International exchange provides students from both countries the opportunity to expand their personal and professional horizons.

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  • “International exchange provides students from both countries the opportunity to expand their personal and professional horizons.
  • Kean remains the only public university in the United States to have a campus in China.
  • “Our diverse campus is the perfect extension of Kean University in New Jersey,” Anderson said.
  • “We are well positioned to expand our international opportunities for students from across the world to benefit from this unique campus environment.”