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SUNS # 8411 Tuesday 28 February 2017

Trade : India's draft legal proposal for TFS (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India has called for substantial improvements in several articles of the World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) to "facilitate the movement of information, data, technology and natural and juridical persons in an increasingly globalized and digitized world," according to the draft legal text reviewed by SUNS.

Trade : WTO Members voice their views on key issues for MC11 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An informal Heads of Delegation (HOD) meeting at the WTO on 23 February heard a range of members voicing their views on what they see as their priority issues for possible deliverables at the eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires later this year.

Finance : Tax evasion lessons from Panama (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
Unlike Wikileaks and other exposes, the Panama revelations were carefully managed, if not edited, quite selective, and hence targeted, at least initially.

Netherlands : To host Global Centre of Excellence on climate adaptation (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The Netherlands announced that it will work with Japan and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and causing economic disruptions.

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