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SUNS # 9734 Tuesday 31 January 2023

WTO : China calls US "unilateral bully, rule breaker & supply chain disruptor" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
After making the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body dysfunctional, the United States has somewhat ironically appealed a panel ruling in favour of China, Switzerland, Norway, and Turkiye against the US Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum products to the defunct Appellate Body.

WTO : Members appoint Chairs for agriculture & Rules negotiating bodies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the World Trade Organization on 27 January approved the appointments of Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland and Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Turkiye as the new chairs of the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR) and of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session (CoASS), respectively.

Brazil : Solar energy useless without good batteries in Amazon jungle (PRIV)
(IPS, Boa Vista)
"Our electric power is of bad quality, it ruins electrical appliances," complained Jesus Mota, 63.

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