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SUNS # 9067 Thursday 13 February 2020

Trade : US declares several South countries as developed in CVD decisions (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has declared India, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica among others as developed countries and thereby, will not be considered as developing countries under its 2% de minimis standard for purposes of imposing countervailing duty (CVD) decisions.

Trade : China urges refrain on restrictions due to coronavirus outbreak (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The recent outbreak of coronavirus in China figured at a WTO meeting this week, where China called on WTO members to refrain from applying unnecessary trade restrictions on account of this outbreak.

Brazil : Synergy with hydropower plants boosts biogas production (PRIV)
(IPS, Foz do Iguacu)
Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu, the giant hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay, but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy.

Opinion : Pulses for a sustainable future (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food security for all - these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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