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SUNS # 9711 Thursday 15 December 2022

WTO : China severely criticizes US trade policies at 15th US TPR (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China, at the 15th Trade Policy Review (TPR) of the United States at the World Trade Organization on 14 December, severely criticized the trade policies adopted by the US, calling Washington a "destroyer [of] the multilateral trading system," a "unilateralist and bullying hegemonist", and a "double standards manipulator."

UN : Global trade growth turns negative after a record year, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Global trade is set to reach almost US$32 trillion for 2022, but its growth has turned negative during the second half of 2022, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Chile : Energy efficiency is law but concrete progress is slow in coming (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
The Energy Efficiency Law began to gradually be implemented in Chile after the approval of its regulations, but more efforts and institutions are still lacking before it can produce results.

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