Chair outlines way forward for talks on fisheries subsidies

1 Mar 2017


At a 1 March meeting of the WTO’s Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR), the chair, Ambassador Wayne McCook (Jamaica), reported on his recent consultations with WTO members on certain substantive and procedural questions in the ongoing talks on global disciplines for fisheries subsidies. The NGR agreed on several next steps in its process. The proponents for fisheries subsidies disciplines are seeking an agreed outcome at the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference (Buenos Aires, December 2017), in line with Target 14.6 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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