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WTO fisheries chair abandons virtual work amid member reluctance

May 7, 2020 at 5:53 PM
The chair of the World Trade Organization negotiations to rein in harmful fisheries subsidies has concluded that members are not prepared to commit to virtual negotiations, telling members on Thursday that further work must be put on hold as they wait for pandemic-related restrictions to lift. Colombian WTO Ambassador Santiago Wills, in a communication to members, said he had been receiving questions about next steps, according to a Geneva-based trade official. Based on his consultations with members and views presented...

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