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SUNS # 8886 Thursday 11 April 2019

Trade : EU initiates dispute over Indian duties on ICT products (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union has invoked dispute settlement proceedings against India at the World Trade Organization, complaining that customs duties imposed by India on various products, inclu ding cell phones, in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector violated its scheduled tariff commitments.

Trade : US pricing methodology in Canadian lumber dispute held WTO-illegal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organisation, while ruling in favour of Canada on one of its complaints aga inst the US over lumber imports from Canada, has departed from a long line of ru lings by the Appellate Body holding the practice of "zeroing" in determining the "normal price" to assess "dumping" as contrary to GATT 1994 and the Anti-Dumping (AD) Agreement.

Opinion : World Bank financialization strategy serves big finance (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 9 Apr (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The World Bank has successfully built a coalition to effecti vely advance its "Maximizing Finance for Development" (MFD) agenda.

Micronesia : 607 atolls means it's hard to distribute leprosy healthcare (PRIV)
(IPS, Pohnpei)
During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from a n increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased.

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