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As 2020 deadline looms, WTO fisheries negotiations to move to draft texts

November 9, 2018 at 4:39 PM
World Trade Organization efforts to ban illegal fisheries subsidies will move from exploratory talks to draft text negotiations by early 2019 as the deadline approaches for an agreement by the next ministerial, in 2020. Ministers were unable to conclude an agreement at the December 2017 World Trade Organization ministerial in Buenos Aires. But United Nations Sustainable Development Goal mandates that the WTO ban illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by 2020. The WTO’s next ministerial is set for June 2020 in...


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