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SUNS # 8576 Thursday 16 November 2017

Trade : US doubts WTO's pre-eminence for multilateral trade liberalization (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has cast doubts on the pre-eminence of the World Trade Organization for accelerating multilateral trade liberalization. The US did so on Tuesday (14 November) during a discussion at a small group meeting on the outcome document for the ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, trade envoys familiar with the development told SUNS.

Trade : US AD duties on OCTG from Korea held WTO-illegal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of several claims put forward by Korea against anti-dumping measures imposed by the United States on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea.

Climate : Heads of State arrive as Parties continue to iron out differences (PRIV)
(TWN, Bonn)
With three days left for the climate talks to conclude in Bonn, Germany, Parties are hard at work to iron out the remaining differences, as Heads of State and Government have arrived for the high-level segment which opens afternoon of Wednesday, 15 Nov.

Health : Global campaign for mercury-free dentistry targets Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world.

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