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SUNS # 8667 Monday 23 April 2018

Trade : Attempts under way to bury the AB appeal process (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts are under way to quietly bury th e World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB) that provides "predictabilit y" and "certainty" to its binding rulings, and shift to the panel process in w hich the Secretariat, in servicing the panels, plays an influential role in shaping the findings, according to trade envoys familiar with the development.

Trade : Russia joins in seeking consultations on US S.232 actions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Russian Federation has now joined what appears to be a growing list of countries seeking consultations with the Un ited States under Article 12.3 of the WTO's Agreement on Safeguards over the additional tariffs imposed by the United States on imports of certain steel and aluminium products.

Latin America : Faces uphill energy transition (PRIV)
(IPS, Berlin)
Latin America is facing challenges in energy efficiency, transportation and power generation to move towards a low-carbon economy and thus accelerate that transition, which is essential to cut emissions in order to reduce global warming before it reaches a critical le vel.

Argentina : Aims for a delicate climate balance in the G20 (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
As president this year of the G roup of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begu n the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change.

Opinion : El Salvador's shameful treatment of women who miscarry (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin (34) was released from prison earlier this month after serving ti me for what she argued was a miscarriage. Her sentence was reduced from 30 years t o the 15 years she had already spent behind bars.

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