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SUNS # 8759 Tuesday 25 September 2018

Trade : Developed countries turn their backs on permanent solution for PSH (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries on Friday turne d their backs on the mandated permanent solution for public stockholding (PSH ) programs for food security at the World Trade Organization, insisting that developing countries must first prove that they need such an instrument, tr ade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : China retaliation request in AD dispute goes to arbitration (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A request by China for authorisation to ret aliate against the United States to the tune of USD 7.043 billion annually in its dispute over certain US methodologies and their application to anti-dumping (AD) proceedings involving China has been referred to arbitration.

Latin America : Journalism for democracy, caught between bullets, censorship (PRIV)
(IPS, Caracas)
The murder of journalists and changing forms of censorship show that freedom of expression and informatio n are still under siege in Latin America, particularly in the countries with the greatest social upheaval and political polarisation.

Chile : Scientists warn of imminent depletion of groundwater in Atacama Dese rt (PRIV)
(IPS, Ovalle)
Eighteen national science prize-winners in Chile have called for a halt to the over-extraction of water in the four re gions over which the Atacama Desert spreads in the north of the country, a problem tha t threatens the future of 1.5 million people.

Opinion : First steps towards a global agreement on the high seas (PRIV)
(IPS, London)
The world's first efforts to develop a way to govern the high seas - international waters beyond the 200 nautical mile national boundary - is truly underway.

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