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SUNS # 8999 Thursday 17 October 2019

Trade : US rejects facilitator's recommendations to resolve AB crisis   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States on Tuesday (15 October) rejected the recommendations made by the facilitator to address the crisis at the WTO over the Appellate Body, by addressing the concerns raised by Washington about the functioning of the Appellate Body (AB).

Trade : South firmly rejects US proposal to name and shame on S&DT   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Many developing countries on Tuesday rejected a proposal from the United States at the World Trade Organization, seeking to "name and shame" developing countries if they fail to forego their special and differential treatment (S&DT) flexibilities in the current and future trade negotiations, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Opinion : OECD tax reform proposal could be better   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 15 Oct (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The OECD Secretariat published its proposed "unified approach" to reform international tax rules to address tax challenges posed by digitalization on 9 October 2019.

Colombia : Rural poverty still a scar, but a new program can help heal wounds   (IPS, Lima) (PRIV)
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Rural poverty and inequality continue inflicting large swaths of the population in Colombia, especially in rural areas.

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