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SUNS # 9398 Friday 30 July 2021

Trade : Members remain divided on MC12 issues at WTO General Council meet (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The members of the World Trade Organization on 28 July concluded the last General Council (GC) meeting before the summer break on a somewhat sombre and divisive note, failing to converge on any of the topics discussed during the GC meeting, said people familiar with the discussions.

Trade : Indonesia calls for outcome on permanent solution on PSH at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Indonesia, on behalf of the Group of 33 (G33), on 29 July introduced a draft ministerial decision on the permanent solution for public stockholding programs for food security, emphasizing the importance of the much-delayed decision on the permanent solution as a sine qua non in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, said people familiar with the development.

Trade : G90 calls for outcome on S&DT at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and least-developed countries on 28 July called for an outcome on the Group of 90 countries' declaration on making special and differential treatment (S&DT) simple and effective at the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) to be held in Geneva, in late November, said people familiar with the development.

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