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SUNS # 8730 Thursday 26 July 2018

Trade : India gravely concerned WTO Secretariat undermining multilateral iss ues (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India on Wednesday blocked the efforts of the World Trade Organization Secretariat for a decision enabling it to pursue economic and technical cooperation projects on investment facilitati on without prior approval from the members, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Concerns voiced over US unilateral actions, AB deadlock (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A number of developing and developed countr ies have voiced concerns at an informal meeting of Heads of Delegation(HOD)/Tra de Negotiations Committee (TNC) on Tuesday over the recent US unilateral trade measures under Section 232 of US trade law (national security), as well as the continued blockage of appointments to the WTO's Appellate Body (AB).

Opinion : Trade war - developing countries should respond (PRIV)
(Martin Khor, Penang)
The escalating trade war initiat ed by United States President Donald Trump is a major threat to world trade and t he global economy.

United Nations : Palestine to lead UN's largest group of developing nations (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The Group of 77 (G77), the largest si ngle coalition of developing countries at the United Nations, is to be chaired b y Palestine, come January.

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