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SUNS # 8447 Friday 21 April 2017

Trade : US blocks Indian compliance panel request (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has continued to adopt its classical policy of double-standards by blocking a first-time request from India for establishing a compliance panel at the World Trade Organization on 19 April for determining whether New Delhi's implementation measures for removing the Avian Influenza restrictions on American poultry and poultry products complied with the recommendations of the Dispute Settlement Body.

Trade : DSB adopts panel ruling in China-EU poultry meat dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Wednesday adopted the report of the panel in the dispute brought by China over measures imposed by the European Union affecting tariff concessions on certain poultry meat products.

Climate : "Imagine a world where worst-case scenarios have been realized" (PRIV)
(IPS, St. John's)
The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change.

Caribbean : Climate impact on coral reefs may be mitigated if... (PRIV)
(IPS, Cahuita)
A few dozen metres from the Caribbean beach of Puerto Vargas, where you can barely see the white foam of the waves breaking offshore, is the coral reef that is the central figure of the ocean front of the Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica.

Cuba : Typical Cuban sweet - symbol of post-hurricane challenge to agriculture (PRIV)
(IPS, Baracoa)
Early in the day, when a gentle dew moistens the ground and vegetation in the mountains of eastern Cuba, street vendor Raulises Ramirez sets up his rustic stand next to the La Farola highway and displays his cone-shaped coconut sweets.

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