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WTO fisheries talks chair makes it official: No agreement in 2020

December 14, 2020 at 2:41 PM
World Trade Organization members will fail to meet the end-of-year deadline for an agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies in 2020, the chair of the talks said on Monday, calling on countries to capitalize on growing “momentum” to secure a deal as soon as possible, though no new deadline was set. Colombian ambassador to the WTO, Santiago Wills, cited the pandemic -- and its related restrictions and difficulties -- as the main reason members will miss the 2020 deadline, which...

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