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SUNS # 8941 Monday 8 July 2019

Trade : US initiates dispute against Indian duties on US products   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation over additional duties imposed by India on certain products from the US.

Trade : Digital transformation aid must not be conditioned on new e-com rules   (Kinda Mohamadieh, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Developing countries should not join negotiations on multilateral e-commerce rules before having in place adequate digital industrialization policies.

WIPO : Compulsory License a crucial public policy tool, says South   (Prathibha Sivasubramaniam and Sangeeta Shashikant, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Compulsory license is a vital public policy tool to tackle high prices of essential goods such as medicines and to counter anti-competitive practices of the patent holder, say developing countries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Chile : Schools recycle greywater to combat drought   (IPS, Ovalle) (PRIV)
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Children from the neighbouring municipalities of Ovalle and Rio Hurtado in northern Chile are harvesting rain and recycling greywater in their schools to irrigate fruit trees and vegetable gardens, in an initiative aimed at combating the shortage of water in this semi-arid region.

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