May 16, 2022

DG receives letter from environmental groups seeking global deal on fishing subsidies

Representatives of nearly 200 environmental organizations on 16 May presented a letter for WTO members to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, which called for governments around the world to swiftly conclude a global agreement to phase out harmful fisheries subsidies. The letter was submitted ahead of a crucial negotiating week in the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).

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