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Switzerland first to accept WTO fisheries subsidies agreement

January 20, 2023 at 1:03 PM
Switzerland on Friday formally accepted the World Trade Organization’s agreement on fisheries subsidies, a move the WTO director-general said would spur “real momentum” toward widespread adoption. On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Swiss Economy Minister Guy Parmelin presented Switzerland’s “instrument of acceptance” for the agreement to WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. “I am very grateful to Switzerland for its leadership in being the first WTO member to submit its instrument of acceptance of the historic...

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