Monthly Archives: May 2007

Inquit Database of SPS notifications

here to open the IQ SPS data­base in a new win­dow”>Access the Inquit database ofSPS measures

I’ve built a new data­base of WTO noti­fi­ca­tions of San­i­tary and Phy­tosan­i­tary mea­sures, cov­er­ing all mea­sures noti­fied to WTO from Sep­tem­ber 1999 to April 2007 May 2007. [UPDATE] The data­base con­tains some 6,170 6265 records [UPDATE] of which about 150 cor­rec­tions. On aver­age, gov­ern­ments are noti­fy­ing about 75 new mea­sures every month. The rapid growth of glob­al trade in processed food, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and ‘nutraceuticals’—not to men­tion fears of epi­dem­ic zoonoses— is adding dai­ly to the heap of bar­ri­ers

Demise of EMI

Here’s sad news. They all but invent­ed stereo record­ing. Their cat­a­logue held many jew­els that have been lights in my life. Now it will be stripped and sold to Warn­er music; a group that killed its own clas­si­cal cat­a­log last year. As Nor­man Lebrecht observes, the label that pro­duced both Callas’s Rome record­ings and the Bea­t­les Abbey Road albums fell for lit­tle more than need of ‘love.’ Requi­es­cant …

EMI is dead. RIP