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SUNS # 9137 Friday 12 June 2020
 
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Trade : North pressures South to agree to enhanced transparency & notifications (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Major developed countries have escalated the pressure on developing countries to agree to a revised draft WTO General Council (GC) decision on enhanced transparency and notification requirements, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : WTO to commence regular meetings from 15 June (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic around the world, the World Trade Organization has informed members that regular meetings with delegates will commence on 15 June, with only one person per delegation being able to attend a given meeting due to the social distancing measures.

COVID-19 : Global trade in goods set to fall further by 27% (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The value of international trade in goods is expected to further decline by 27 percent in the second quarter of this year, following a fall of about 5 percent in the first quarter, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

COVID-19 : Unsung heroines - who cares for the carers? (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis.

COVID-19 : Impact on textile & garment supply chains (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
In the first quarter of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values.


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