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SUNS # 9152 Friday 3 July 2020

Trade : Battle-lines being drawn at WTO over moratorium on e-com duties (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The battle-lines are being drawn at the World Trade Organization over the moratorium for not levying customs duties on electronic transmissions.

COVID-19 : Global tourism sector set to lose at least $1.2 trillion (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The world's tourism sector could lose an estimated $1.17 trillion or about 1.5 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a result of a standstill of nearly four months in international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

COVID-19 : Rethink food security and nutrition (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2 Jul (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda*) -- The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns.

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