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SUNS # 9231 Thursday 12 November 2020

Trade : Indonesia found non-compliant in Brazilian poultry dispute (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A compliance panel at the World Trade Organization has ruled that Indonesia has failed to fully comply with an earlier WTO ruling concerning measures imposed by Indonesia on imports of chicken meat and chicken products from Brazil.

COVID-19 : Licensing deals on vaccines reinforce need for TRIPS waiver (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The global battle for a waiver to suspend several key provisions in the WTO's TRIPS Agreement to combat the COVID-19 pandemic could not have come at a more opportune time, as new vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and other pharmaceutical companies remain strewn with "opaque and burdensome" licensing conditions, said analysts.

UN : Trump's "America First" foreign policy faces an unceremonious burial (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The ouster of Donald Trump from the US presidency last week may well be the dawn of a new era for multilateralism - and perhaps for a besieged United Nations - after nearly four years of misguided political rhetoric emerging from the White House.

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