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SUNS # 9337 Friday 30 April 2021

Trade : UNCTAD calls for new development pathways in reform of WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
The United States President Joseph Biden on 28 April declared that the "trickle-down" economics has failed to address the bread-and-butter concerns of the vast majority of people while buffeting some 600 billionaires in his country with more than $1 trillion in gains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trade : China blocks Australia's panel request over duties on barley (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A request for the establishment of a dispute panel by Australia to examine anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by China on imports of barley from Australia was blocked by China at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 April.

COVID-19 : A free & accessible vaccine is just out of reach for Palestinians (PRIV)
(IPS, Gaza)
We were able to keep the coronavirus at bay for five months in Gaza, the densely populated Palestinian strip of land surrounded by Israel that I call home.

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