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Virtual WTO fisheries meeting canceled due to technical issues, COVID-19 restrictions

March 18, 2020 at 2:13 PM
A “virtual” meeting of World Trade Organization negotiators discussing how to curb harmful fishing subsidies, planned for Friday, has been canceled due to technical difficulties and governmental restrictions in Geneva, sources told Inside U.S. Trade . The meeting would have been the first test of the WTO’s ability to conduct virtual negotiations. A trade policy review of Australia last week was also virtual but was not significantly interactive, as members largely submitted written comments and questions. The WTO has closed...

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