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SUNS # 8811 Thursday 6 December 2018

Trade : China faces defining moment in safeguarding its "development model" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China faces a defining moment in safeguard ing its trade and economic "development model", as the United States intensifie s its transactional trade war with Beijing, threatening to impose extraordinary sanctions, including a ban on the entry of Chinese high-technology products into the American market.

Trade : Two more panels set to examine US steel and aluminium duties (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Tuesday (4 December) agreed to establish two dispute panels, at the separat e requests of India and Switzerland, to examine the additional duties imposed by the United States under Section 232 of its trade law (on grounds of national se curity) on imports of certain steel and aluminium products.

Climate : Side-event stresses importance of equity and finance for more ambi tion (PRIV)
(Prerna Bomzan, Katowice)
"Equity is the gateway to climate ambiti on" was the key message reiterated by developing country negotiators and civil society at a side-event on 4 December, organized by the Third World Network (TWN) and the South Centre at the ongoing climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

Opinion : Havana Charter's progressive trade vision subverted (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 4 Dec (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- In criticizing the "free trade delusion", UNCTAD's 2018 Trad e and Development Report proposes an alternative to both reactionary national ism, recently revived by President Trump, and the corporate cosmopolitanism of neoliberal multilateral discourse in recent decades by revisiting the Havan a Charter on its 70th anniversary.

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