WTO members gear up for marathon fishing subsidy negotiations starting September

WTO members are resuming negotiations on fisheries subsidies after the August break under an intensified programme of meetings beginning on 1 September. The chair of the negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said the objective, as affirmed by ministers at the 15 July virtual meeting, will be to produce a clean text of fisheries subsidy rules ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference.