WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations: A Time to Remain Vigilant
At the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in 2017, ministers agreed to secure an agreement on disciplines on fisheries subsidies. In June 2020, the Chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules issued a draft consolidated text. This issue of Trade Hot Topics identifies elements of interest to small states, LDCs and SSA countries, where fisheries make a significant contribution to economic growth and development. It argues that discussions on the consolidated text must consider possible implications for these countries, ensuring their interests are reflected in a multilateral outcome.
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