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World Trade Bulletin

 
Gavin McFarlane of Temple Chambers Cardiff explores recent developments on the world trade front
 
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight? This popular song of the 1920s enjoyed a modest revival after the Second World War with the skiffle star Lonnie Donegan; but until very recently the question it asked could only be answered by residents of Singapore or by visitors to that destination by people prepared to risk incurring the wrath of the local authorities. Depositing your spent gum anywhere in public places in the city state risked immediate retribution not merely from a heavy financial penalty but a term of imprisonment has also been an option for the local sentencing courts. Indeed for over a decade there has been a complete ban in the city on...
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