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SUNS # 9697 Friday 25 November 2022

Trade : Developing countries criticize EU's deforestation regulation at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
More than a dozen countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, have severely criticized the European Un ion's "deforestation and forest degradation and repealing regulation" at the Worl d Trade Organization, accusing the EU for allegedly adopting "inherently punitive" protectionist measures against developing countries in agriculture, said pe ople, who asked not to be quoted.

WTO : "Stonewalling" tactics by North to delay TRIPS decision extension (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The credibility of the decisions arrived at the World Trade Organization's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in June appea rs to be very low, with members seemingly set to miss the deadline on extendin g the 17 June Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement to diagnostics and therapeutics due to "stonewalling" tactics adopted by major developed count ries on behalf of Big Pharma, said people familiar with the development.

Climate : The contentious issues at COP27 (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, New Delhi)
COP 27 convened from 6 to 20 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt and saw deep divergences on nearly all the issues un der negotiations, with several differences in the positions of developing and d eveloped countries.

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