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SUNS # 8433 Thursday 30 March 2017

Trade : Mixed ruling in China-EU dispute on TRQs for poultry meat (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has handed down a ruling in favour of China that the European Union had failed to take account of "special factors" in allocating two tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for poultry meat products exported by China after the EU had relaxed sanitary and phytosanitary restrictions on China in 2008.

United States : How to stir up a refugee crisis in five steps, Trump-style (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
The sight of one of the most infamous borders on earth - roughly 1,000 kilometers of porous metal fence dividing lives, hopes and dreams between the USA and Mexico, is undoubtedly overwhelming, but not in the way we expected it to be.

Caribbean : Trinidad pushes for shift to cleaner fuel (PRIV)
(IPS, Port of Spain)
The Trinidad and Tobago government has invested about 74 million dollars in the first phase of a 295-million-dollar project to encourage more drivers to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), described by experts here as a preliminary step in the country's transition to using more sustainable forms of energy.

Costa Rica : Town fears that the sea will steal its shiny new face (PRIV)
(IPS, Cienaguita)
Two years have gone by since the new government initiative which subsidises community works changed the face with which the coastal town of Cienaguita, on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, looks out to the sea.

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