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SUNS # 8545 Wednesday 4 October 2017

Trade : Panel set to examine Canadian subsidies to Bombardier (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 29 September agreed to establish a panel, at the request of Brazil, to examine alleged prohibited and actionable subsidies provided by the Canadian government and the province of Quebec to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.

Trade : US again blocks AB selection process from going forward (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States has once again said it is not in a position to agree to launch the process for the selection of new Appellate Body (AB) members to replace those members whose terms have either expired or will expire soon until its concerns over the continued service of former AB members are addressed.

Cameroon : Crisis spurs government crackdown on press (PRIV)
(IPS, Yaounde)
"For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it [the silence] will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English [television], I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

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