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WTO fisheries talks now in continuous session, chair says

January 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM
With less than six months before the 2020 ministerial conference, World Trade Organization members should expect to intensify their work in the negotiations to curb fisheries subsidies and be engaging on a near-constant basis, the chair of the negotiations said this week, according to a Geneva-based trade official. WTO members missed their initial December deadline for an agreement curtailing subsidies for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. They are now aiming for an outcome at the ministerial in June. Many, including...

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