October 9, 2023

WTO members embark on sixth “Fish Week” ahead of Senior Officials Meeting

WTO members on 9 October kicked off the sixth “Fish Week” of the year, marking the transition into the text-based phase of the negotiations aimed at developing disciplines on subsidies contributing to overcapacity and overfishing. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, chair of the negotiations, noted that negotiations are intensifying ahead of the Senior Officials Meeting at the WTO scheduled for 23-24 October as well as the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) to be held on 26-29 February 2024.

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