May 17, 2018

WTO members complete first cluster of meetings for fisheries subsidies negotiations since MC11

WTO members in the Negotiating Group on Rules on 14-17 May held their first substantive cluster of meetings on fisheries subsidies since the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in line with their programme of work planned for May to July. Members exchanged views and information on support for capital and operating costs of fishing, and related policies, in the context of ongoing work on disciplining subsidies that enhance or maintain fishing capacity or contribute to overcapacity and overfishing. Members also continued the work begun in 2017 to streamline negotiating texts in preparation for a return to text-based negotiations.

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