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SUNS # 9161 Thursday 16 July 2020

Trade : "Robust" debate over damage caused by e-com duties moratorium (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries have finally succeeded in drawing the proponents of the permanent moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions into a "robust" debate at the World Trade Organization over the damages caused by the moratorium in pursuing digital industrialization policies, as well as in widening the digital divide, participants told the SUNS.

COVID-19 : Latin America & Caribbean to suffer worst recession in a century (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic will result in the worst recession in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in a century, causing a 9.1% contraction in regional GDP in 2020.

Latin America : Electrification of transport - a challenge for the region (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Electric transport, still limited in Latin America despite its urban benefits, could expand during the post-pandemic economic recovery, says Adalberto Maluf, president of the Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicles (ABVE).

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