Fisheries Subsidies: State of play and where to next

February 3, 2022 2:00 pm - February 7, 2022 3:00 pm CET

(Open to public)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development, organized on February 3rd, 2022 an online session on the topic of Fisheries Subsidies: State of play and where to next?

After the postponement of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) in late 2021, this session provided a clear overview of the state of play and key questions remaining in WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies, based on the draft text prepared for Ministers by the Chair of the Rules Negotiating Group on 24 November 2021.

The session benefited from expert perspectives from external stakeholders on the balances struck in the draft agreement and their views on directions that further work could take to achieve an effective agreement that contributes to sustainable fishing.