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SUNS # 8894 Thursday 25 April 2019

Trade : The WTO, its secretariat and bias against the South   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Almost from its inception, with Renato Ruggiero (of Italy) as WTO Director-General (DG) from May 1995, the double standards of the WTO, its leadership and secretariat began to be evident when the initial slate of seven Appellate Body (AB) members was agreed on 29 November 1995.

Trade : Japan, Australia proposal on AB reform comes under criticism   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Several countries on Tuesday rejected a proposal from Japan and Australia that seeks to bring about fundamental changes in the World Trade Organization's DSU and its Appellate Body (AB) as per the unilateral demands of the United States.

Opinion : Privatization promotes collusion and corruption   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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At the risk of reiterating what should be obvious, the question of private or public ownership is distinct from the issue of competition or market forces.

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