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Tai criticizes WTO draft fisheries text as DG looks for renewed mandate

July 15, 2021 at 1:23 PM
The World Trade Organization draft agreement on reining in harmful fisheries subsidies is not sufficiently ambitious, particularly in its treatment of special and differential treatment, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday as the director-general gathered trade ministers virtually in an attempt to push the negotiations toward a conclusion. India was on the other side of the spectrum, demanding broader carveouts for developing its fishing industry. The two countries are aiming to drive the negotiations in opposite directions, with...

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