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SUNS # 9717 Friday 23 December 2022

WTO : US adopts "hegemonic" position against ruling on security exceptions (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
After losing a major trade dispute at the World Trade Organization on 21 December over the imposition of origin marking requirements on imports of goods from Hong Kong, China, the United States appears to have adopted a rather "hegemonic" position in that it will never implement the panel ruling.

Trade : US origin marking requirement on Hong Kong goods held WTO-illegal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A dispute panel at the World Trade Organization has ruled that a requirement applied by the United States that imported goods produced in Hong Kong, China be marked to indicate that their origin is "China" is inconsistent with its WTO obligations.

UN : Migrants - "Don't you dare come here, unless ..." (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
When tens of thousands of Europeans had to flee the horrors of two born-in- Europe devastating armed conflicts that attracted other powers: World Wars I and II, they migrated to the Americas and other Western countries in search of safe haven.

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