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SUNS # 8840 Wednesday 6 February 2019

Trade : Beware Trojan horse of proposed E-commerce rules (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Geneva/Kuala Lumpur)
Geneva/Kuala Lumpur, 5 Feb (IPS/Chakravarthi Raghavan and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- In Davos in late January, several powerful governments and th eir allies announced their intention to launch new negotiations on e-commerce.

United Nations : US-China trade tensions will have significant repercussions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Due to the size of the two economies involve d, the (trade war and) tariffs that have been imposed by the United States and China (on each other) will have significant repercussions on international trade, according to a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Q&A : Continuous struggle for Caribbean to be heard in climate discussions (PRIV)
(IPS, Georgetown)
In recent years Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have experienced escalated climate change impacts from hurricanes, tropical storms and other weather-related events t hanks to global warming of 1.0 degrees Celsius (C) above pre-industrial levels. A nd it has had adverse effects on particularly vulnerable countries and communitie s.

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