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SUNS # 8738 Wednesday 8 August 2018

Trade : US, EU "decoupled" agri-support "green box" payments actionable   (Jacques Berthelot, Toulouse) (PRIV)
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The action of the United States in imposing Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing (CV) duties on imports of Spanish "ripe olives" makes clear that the so-called "decoupled" payments of the US and EU notified by them in the "Green Box" are actionable, and that if the two do not change their domestic agri-support policies, they can be countered by developing countries through AD/CV duties.

Argentina : As it recovers, beef production faces environmental impact questions   (IPS, Buenos Aires) (PRIV)
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Beef is one of the symbols historically identified with Argentina.

Africa : Farmer-herder conflicts on the rise   (IPS, Minnesota) (PRIV)
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Violent clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's Middle Belt in June reminded me of a smelting hot afternoon a year ago.

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