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SUNS # 8720 Thursday 12 July 2018

Trade : China vows to "fight back" against US unilateral measures (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China said it will "fight back" against t he unilateral crowbar trade measures announced by the United States on Tuesday (10 July) that would come into effect after the Trump administration completes the process for imposing a 10% tariff on an additional US$200 billion of Chines e imports.

United Nations : Food commodity prices fall amidst rising trade tensions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell in June, representing the first month-on -month decline since the beginning of this year, the United Nations Food and Agric ulture Organisation (FAO) has said.

Environment : Reboot on GMO risk assessment work under Biosafety Protocol (PRIV)
(Lim Li Ching, Montreal)
Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Bio safety, at a subsidiary meeting in Montreal, have breathed some life back into the risk assessment work that is critical to the implementation of the Protocol.

Cuba : Strengthening coastal landscape in the face of climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Maisi)
Strong winds agitate the sea that crashes over Punta de Maisi, the most extreme point in eastern Cuba, where no build ing stands on the coast made up of rocky areas intermingled with vegetation and with sandy areas where people can swim and sunbathe.

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