UNITED APPROACH: Region urged to unite to tackle dumping and subsidised imports

first_img Sharing is caring! 13 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional UNITED APPROACH: Region urged to unite to tackle dumping and subsidised imports by: – May 11, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government has called for a collective approach among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries so as to formulate a co-ordinated approach to tackle the issues of dumping and subsidised imports within the region.“We must harmonise our approach, harmonise legislation, so we can ensure that whatever we do in one member state applies to all member states,” Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda told  a meeting and training session on Policy, Legislative and Administrative Arrangements, relating to Dumped and Subsidised Goods and Imports for CARICOM  states.Samuda told the trade experts that it is critical that CARICOM states, although independent, should work collectively to formulate specific legislation to protect their individual countries and industries from the potentially damaging effects of dumping and subsidisation.“We must begin to learn to draw on the strengths of each other and strengthen those areas in our region where we find that there are weaknesses. Only through a process of harmonisation can we really hope to overcome the challenges that this region, as a whole, faces.”Samuda said that the Bruce Golding government has tried very hard and has been very diligent in its approach to “this very vexed problem of dumping”.He said that incidents of dumping occur every day throughout the world, and the real issue “lies in whether or not products entering these (CARICOM) territories come in at a price that, in terms of trade, pose a real threat to the domestic industry”.Samuda argued that whatever fines or remedies that are put in place must be equal to the level of threat that those incidents of dumping pose on a specific industry.“So, we must be cognizant of the fact that dumping is here with us and is likely to be here with us for a very, very long time. We must therefore safeguard the interests of our member states to ensure that the extent of the dumping does not create any kind of injury to especially fledgling industries that are seeking to be established within our respective countries,” he said.Samuda said that member states cannot continue to complain about goods entering their territories, whilst at the same time, neglect to provide the adequate human and financial resources to effectively curtail the problem.“We need to ensure that appropriate measures are taken, through collaboration, to arrive at a set of legislative action or procedures that will enhance our position,” he added.Programme Manager with the CARICOM/ Single Market and Economy (CSME) Unit, Ivon Carryl said the region’s trade remedies regime is still a work in progress, arguing that what now exists might best be described as a “patch work” of national capabilities to enforce against practices of dumping and subsidisation.“This is in spite of the fact that under Chapter 25 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas there are three parts that deal with dumping and subsidisation, and the fact that we are parties to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which has a chapter that deals with trade remedies, plus a number of bilateral agreements that CARICOM is party to, which contain trade remedies provisions,” he said.“So, in effect we are late, having agreed to all of these things but not implementing a regime that we administer with any degree of effectiveness,” Carryl noted.He said the two-day meeting and training session will focus on several issues, including the legal dimensions that are required to operate a trade remedies regime, which include anti-dumping and subsidies within the region’s Customs Union.Discussions will also confront some of the provisions of the Revised Treaty, which raise questions of policy that need to be clarified and hopefully agreed to,. Carryl added.The training session is being attended by government officials from trade ministries and administrations, as well as customs services within the CARICOM  region.last_img read more

EPL: Chelsea set to dim Brighton

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Chelsea vs. BrightonVenue: Stamford BridgeKick off: 3PMChelsea head into today’s Premier League fixture with Brighton & Hove Albion having finally ended their wait for a win at Stamford Bridge this season, courtesy of a 7-1 thrashing of Grimsby Town in the EFL Cup.Brighton make the trip to West London having been eliminated from the competition by Aston Villa, while they are also still awaiting their first league success since the opening day of the campaign.While there has been a lot for Chelsea fans to enjoy since the appointment of Frank Lampard, the Blues boss is aware that he will only remain at the helm for the long term if his side turn performances into results.That has not always been the case, with Chelsea having nothing to show from encouraging performances against Manchester United and two tussles with Liverpool, while they also missed a late penalty in the narrow defeat to Valencia in the Champions League.However, those disappointments have done little to rid Stamford Bridge of its current feel-good factor – something which is in sharp contrast to how supporters reacted to victories under previous head coach Maurizio Sarri.Lampard is aware that he must capitalise on the positive atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, and he will hope that the netting seven times against Grimsby in a game which featured several more academy graduates will go a significant way to building for the future.Nevertheless, the short-term scenario facing Lampard are fixtures against Brighton on Saturday afternoon and an important Champions League trip to Lille at the start of next week.The club legend will have every confidence that his team can achieve their desired results, although their task will be made much more comfortable if they can finally end their nine-game streak without keeping a clean sheet.Injuries to several defenders does not help matters, but Lampard can at least now call upon Reece James at right-back with the youngster having recovered from an ankle injury.N’Golo Kante also highlighted his importance to this team with a trademark energetic outing against Liverpool last weekend, and the presence of the pair could potentially prove more pivotal than having extra options in the final third.On the other hand, Graham Potter has wasted no time in stamping his own authority since arriving at the Amex Stadium, changing the team’s style of play and introducing more youngsters into the group.However, despite all of the promise from the dominant win against Watford on the first day of the season, Potter has every reason to be frustrated with his team having failed to build on that result.Fixtures against West Ham United, Southampton, Burnley and Newcastle United were an opportunity to keep away from the relegation zone heading into the winter months, but a return of three points from a possible 12 has placed pressure on the Seagulls.Given the youthful look to the team which faced Aston Villa in the EFL Cup earlier this week, the subsequent defeat was not a total surprise, while positives will be taken from some of the performances from his younger crop.Nevertheless, Brighton’s only win in seven has come from a scrappy game at Bristol Rovers, and the onus is now on the Englishman to get his team back on track, starting this weekend.With lessons having been learned from their heavy defeat at Manchester City last month, facing an inconsistent Chelsea side is an ideal opportunity for Potter to see where his squad are in terms of adapting to his mindset. Chelsea possible XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Mount, Abraham.Brighton possible XI: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Propper, Stephens, Mooy, Alzate, Gross, Maupay.Tags: BrightonPremier LeagueStamford Bridgelast_img read more

Eric Dungey delivers fitting end to historic career in Camping World Bowl

first_img Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 12:25 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 ORLANDO, Fla.— Eric Dungey scrambled right but he couldn’t escape the rush. He flipped his back to the line of scrimmage, normally a cardinal sin of a quarterback. Not for Dungey. As he came out of his spin-o-rama, with two defenders dragging him down, he flicked a pass to Moe Neal. What looked like more than a 15-yard loss, turned into a 42-yard reception that set up the final touchdown of Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl.“When it comes to Eric Dungey, the tall tales are true,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “The stories are true. You know, we’re going to be telling them for a very long time and after ten or 15 years, people are going to be calling bologna cheese.”On Friday in Camping World Stadium, the senior quarterback left with a curtain call reminiscent of his four-year act. He was the quarterback who turned the ball over deep in his own territory. He ran on plays far from the first down marker and took sacks that could’ve been throwaways. For one of the most prolific playmakers to play for Syracuse, it has always been a sacrifice of unspeakable errors to relish in unthinkable accomplishments.Dungey, the Camping World Bowl most valuable player, led Syracuse to four straight scoring drives to start the second half. He threw a textbook back shoulder fade to Trishton Jackson for a touchdown on a 3rd-and-11 and finished with 303 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. As he triumphantly walked off the field one final time, Syracuse’s all-time leading passer looked every bit the part of the program hero that led the Orange to its winningest season since 2001. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I mean, that’s one way to go out, I’d say,” Dungey said. “And I think the senior class, they deserve it. We have been through a lot.”More CoverageSuperlatives from Syracuse’s 34-18 Camping World Bowl win over West VirginiaSyracuse defeats West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl to cap first 10-win season since 2001Fast reaction: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia In 2015, a Terrell Hunt injury sprung him into a starting role. He spent the next three seasons providing sparks with rushing and passing yard totals combining to 7,711 yards. Still, he took his lumps, throwing 21 interceptions and missing the final three games of each season due to injury. In many ways, Dungey’s 2018 campaign, which ended with him holding or tied for 20 school records, was a microcosm of his career. He started the year with dominant rushing performances, skidded through a turnover-plagued stretch and had his job security questioned only to finish the season playing in Syracuse’s first bowl appearance since 2013. “He means so much to this university, he means so much to us,” senior linebacker Ryan Guthrie said. “He’ll go down in the history books here…(he’s) the best competitor I’ve ever been around in my life. You see him take blows out there. You see him pop right back up.”In his last hoorah on Friday night, Dungey threw the passes he’ll be remembered for. On the team’s first scoring drive, he stepped up in the pocket to evade the first rusher. With a substantial step forward bringing momentum, he slung the ball around 50 yards down near the goal line. Jamal Custis came back to the pass and caught it as he was tackled at the three yard-line.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerFor spurts those passes were the turnovers. The first interception came on a screen, in which a Mountaineers’ rusher made contact with Dungey just after the snap. Dungey stiff-armed him, ran loose and hauled a pass to Custis on the sideline. But Custis wasn’t alone and what looked like a broken play from the start ended in an interception as a WVU defensive back sniffed out the screen. In the second half, as Dungey seemed to do on a regular basis for the past four seasons, he played differently. He hit Sean Riley and Nykeim Johnson on crossing routes over the middle for chunk gains. A play-action fake led to a 26-yard tight end pop pass to Aaron Hackett. In all, he connected on throws of more than 15 yards with seven receivers. The most Dungey-like of them all being the pass to Neal which led to Orange’s final score. “The guy is amazing and he has the heart of a lion,” Babers said.Postgame, when the time came for the most obvious yet daunting question of the evening — to reflect on his career— Dungey couldn’t respond. How could he? It seemed unfathomable for the man who led the resurgence of Syracuse football to summarize the ups and downs of three 4-8 seasons and one 10-win season in a sentence. Instead, as he looked up and the memories and magnitude of the moment clearly raced through his mind, he cried. “I’m going to get grief for crying, man,” Dungey said, “but I’ve been through a lot here. “I’m just—all I can say, I’m very thankful.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cody Bellinger, Mike Trout setting pace one-third of the way into 2019 MLB season

first_img Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Not far behind: Tim Anderson, White Sox; Frankie Montas, A’s; Minor, Rangers; Luis Castillo, RedsMost disappointing team: Washington NationalsAfter winning 82 games last year, the Nationals are on pace for 68 wins in 2019. More than disappointing, they might simply be bad. Start with the bullpen: Nationals relievers have blown more saves (11) than they have converted (10). They have allowed more inherited runners to score (40) than any team in baseball. Throw in a subpar lineup (35-year-old Howie Kendrick is their second-best hitter) and it’s silly to consider that Washington has a starting rotation built to dominate the playoffs. As Jim Mora once asked: “Playoffs?”Most surprising team: Minnesota TwinsThe 2016 Astros were projected by many to contend for a playoff berth, culminating a historic rebuild. Instead, they slipped from second to third in the AL West, injecting some pessimism into their youth movement. A year later the Astros won the World Series. The Twins’ rebuild is suddenly on a similar course: after capturing a wild-card berth two years ago, Minnesota fell below .500 in 2018, fired Manager Paul Molitor, and now is on a 111-win pace. The Twins’ young players (Buxton, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario, Polanco, Jose Berrios, Miguel Sano) are leading the way behind a young manager (Rocco Baldelli). It’s been fun to watch. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Bellinger is on pace for 15.5 WAR through the first third of the season. There will be a time to debate whether he or Trout is the sport’s best player. The question for 2019 is whether Bellinger is having the best season ever, by anyone, and the answer so far is yes. He entered Wednesday with a .382 batting average, 20 home runs, 51 runs batted in and seven stolen bases. He’s the first player to swat 19 home runs and record seven outfield assists in his team’s first 52 games since … Babe Ruth in 1932. The race for NL MVP is not close.The race for AL MVP is always close, with Trout a fixture in each race since 2012. It is a testament to Trout’s greatness that his swing can be “off” and still track for a 36-homer, 90-RBI season. His counting stats would be higher if opposing pitchers weren’t content to walk Trout nearly one out of every four at-bats. His baserunning and center field defense are elite. For now, the gap between Trout and the second-best player in the AL is large enough to make this an easy call.The races for second place: George Springer and Alex Bregman, Astros; Joey Gallo, Rangers; Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco, Twins; Christian Yelich, Brewers; Paul deJong, Cardinals; Anthony Rendon, Nationals; Josh Bell, PiratesCy Young Award: Dallas Keuchel, free agent (AL) and Craig Kimbrel, free agent (NL)It’s amazing what the two pitchers have been able to accomplish without throwing a single pitch in 2019. Keuchel is undefeated in games started by allegedly inferior starting pitchers. He is the muse of every fan’s imagination, the first stone cast at every general manager who “scrimped” on starting pitching in the offseason. Why didn’t the (insert team here) sign Dallas Keuchel? Keuchel’s stainless record invalidates every rebuttal.Kimbrel is perfect in save opportunities blown by allegedly inferior relief pitchers. He is the reason – all by himself – the average reliever carried a 4.68 earned-run average through Tuesday, up from 4.45 a year ago. Why didn’t the (insert every team here) sign Craig Kimbrel? Fire (every general manager)!Fear not, gentle reader. Teams are able to sign Keuchel and Kimbrel after 9 p.m. PT on Sunday without the penalty of surrendering a pick in next week’s draft.If I must choose winners from the ranks of the employed: Justin Verlander, Astros (AL) and Stephen Strasburg, Nationals (NL). Not far behind: Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow, Rays; Mike Minor, Rangers; Jake Odorizzi, Twins; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Chris Paddack, Padres; Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Luis Castillo, RedsRookies of the Year: Brandon Lowe, Rays (AL) and Chris Paddack, Padres (NL)Lowe – pronounced LAU – has been a catalyst for the upstart Rays, with 11 home runs and 30 RBIs in 47 games. That puts him on pace to break the record for most home runs by a rookie second baseman, set by Dan Uggla (27) in 2006. Publicly available metrics like UZR and DRS offer strong endorsements of his defense. It’s early, but the six-year, $24 million contract extension Lowe signed with the Rays in March is looking like a bargain for the team.The National League rookie field is packed. Paddack’s innings limit could work against him in the long run, but he’s shown what he can do on an every-fifth day routine. The 23-year-old right-hander has a 1.93 ERA that would rank second in the National League if he had enough innings to qualify for the title. Not bad for a kid with only seven games of experience above the single-A level prior to this year.Not far behind: Michael Chavis, Red Sox; Yusei Kikuchi, Mariners; Mike Soroka, Braves; Alex Verdugo, Dodgers; Pete Alonso, MetsComeback players of the year: Lucas Giolito, White Sox (AL) and Pablo Sandoval, Giants (NL)Giolito was arguably the worst pitcher in the American League last year (10-13, with a league-high 6.13 ERA and 90 walks). This year he’s among the best (7-1, 2.85, 20 walks in 60 innings). The former top prospect from Harvard-Westlake who came to Chicago in the Adam Eaton trade is throwing harder and with better command, a lethal combination. Giolito is still only 24 years old. Perhaps he’s arriving right on time.Sandoval, still Boston’s fourth-highest paid player, is the most (only?) entertaining member of a Giants team that’s been tough to watch. He’s batting .299 and is on pace for 21 homers – numbers in line with his early-2010s peak. Sandoval even pitched a scoreless inning in a blowout for a team that promises many mop-up innings to come.Related Articles If the weather cooperates, every major league team will play its 54th game this week, one-third of the way to the regular–season finish line. The standings have a familiar look. It’s a good time to take stock of who’s done what.Think of these not as “midseason awards,” but as a measuring stick of who’s leading the pack in each category – the major Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards, and a few more for good measure.Most Valuable Players: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers (NL) and Mike Trout, Angels (AL)Wins Above Replacement might have existed as a concept 100 years ago, but it was not a mathematically defined metric. As it exists today, WAR rates Babe Ruth’s 1923 season as the best ever (14.1). Walter Johnson’s 1913 season is the best ever by a pitcher (15.1). That makes intuitive sense; when the game was still in its nascent stage, the gap between the best and worst player should have been higher than it is today. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more