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SUNS # 8729 Wednesday 25 July 2018

Trade : EU for "reforms" to end MFN, consensus decision-making at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union has called for modernizing the World Trade Organization by undertaking comprehensive reforms in the negotiating, dispute settlement, and monitoring functions of the WTO, and for "plurilateral processes" for framing new rules, trade envoys t old SUNS.

Trade : US again stymies efforts at WTO over AB selection (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States, at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 20 July, has again blocked the consensus t o launch the selection processes to fill three current vacancies on the seven -member Appellate Body (AB).

Environment : Can cities reach the zero waste goal? (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
How should cities address the problem of waste?

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