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Source: India blocking appointment of new chair in fisheries talks

September 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM
India is blocking the appointment of the Brazilian ambassador to the World Trade Organization to serve as the new chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, which is in the midst of contentious -- and time-sensitive -- negotiations on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing subsidies, according to a Geneva source. The previous chair was former Mexican Ambassador to the WTO Roberto Zapata, who returned to Mexico this summer after the country’s new administration took office. Members had hoped to install...

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