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SUNS # 9163 Monday 20 July 2020

Trade : Moldovan, Korean & Kenyan DG candidates tout their "specific skills" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The candidates from Moldova, South Korea, and Kenya that are seeking the post of WTO Director-General to replace the current incumbent Roberto Azevedo have claimed that they have specific skills to turn the trade body around from the current cycle of chronic illnesses plaguing it.

Trade : Peru initiates dispute over Brazilian duties on PET film products (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Peru has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organization over definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Brazil on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film products, as well as the differential tax treatment granted to imported products in general.

COVID-19 : Gender equality crucial in "building back better" (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
While men are more likely to die from COVID-19, women are facing the full blow of the socio-economic fallout from the ongoing pandemic as well as seeing a reversal in equality gains made over the last two decades, says an all-women panel of international thought leaders, who met virtually during a discussion convened by IPS.

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