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SUNS # 8504 Tuesday 18 July 2017

Trade : US again refuses to engage on issue of trade remedies (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An informal meeting of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules on 14 July once again heard the United States categorically stating that it was not prepared to engage in negotiations on the issue of trade remedies, including on the issues highlighted by China in its proposal on enhancing transparency and due process in anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (CV) proceedings.

Caribbean : Extreme weather wiping out hard-won GDP gains in hours (PRIV)
(IPS, Brussels)
With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean nations to attain middle-income country status, a senior diplomat has identified climate change as a major factor preventing other nations in the grouping from taking the same step forward.

Argentina : Plans billions of dollars in railway projects (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Development in Argentina in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century was closely tied to that of the railway.

Rights : Promoting sustainable population growth, key to raising standards (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades.

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