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SUNS # 8455 Thursday 4 May 2017

Trade : New proposal on fisheries to undermine S&DT flexibilities (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts to undermine special and differential flexibilities for developing countries are being considered as part of the disciplines for prohibiting fisheries subsidies that are being promoted as a major deliverable for the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires later this year, rules negotiators told SUNS.

Trade : US hurls "unparliamentary" language against India at WTO committee (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States - which has failed to comply with several World Trade Organization rulings and has blocked several procedural proposals on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement and the accession of Iran - created an ugly scene at a meeting of the WTO Committee on Safeguards on 24 April, several participants told SUNS.

Trade : WTO Committee debates rise in AD actions, EU's AD Regulation (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A regular meeting of the WTO Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices on 27 April saw several developed members highlighting a sharp rise in new anti-dumping actions last year which they claimed was due mainly to overcapacity in emerging markets, in particular China.

Rights : Survival of Africa's indigenous peoples "seriously threatened" (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened.

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