January 27, 2023
WTO members appoint new chairs for fisheries and agriculture talks
WTO members confirmed on 27 January the appointments of Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland and Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye as new chairs of the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR) and of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session (CoASS), respectively. Ambassador Gunnarsson will chair the second wave of fisheries subsidies negotiations, following the historic Agreement adopted at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in June 2022, and Ambassador Acarsoy will steer the process to build momentum on agriculture negotiations.
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