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SUNS # 8636 Wednesday 7 March 2018

Trade : US slammed over unilateral trade measures and AB blockage (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and developed countries slammed the United States at the World Trade Organization for initiating unilateral trade measures to undermine the multilateral trading system as well as for jeopardizing the dispute settlement mechanism by constantly blocking the selection process for filling vacancies at the Appellate Body, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Strong concerns over AB impasse, US move on steel, aluminium (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Many members at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), both developed and developing, expressed strong concerns Monday over the recent announcement by US president Donald Trump of his intention to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium.

Climate : World Bank to continue as Green Climate Fund interim trustee (PRIV)
(Hilary Chiew, Kuala Lumpur)
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board extended the term of the World Bank as its interim trustee for an additional period of one year or until such time when a successor trustee is selected, whichever occurs earlier.

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