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Boat fishing

This informal dialogue will set out the various questions that have arisen in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations about whether, and if so, how, the application of the existing dispute settlement mechanism might need to be adapted to enable effective resolution of disputes under a new fisheries subsidies agreement. The first session will build understanding of how the system currently works, in law and in practice, and look at examples of how the rules have been adapted to serve other agreements. The second session will look specifically at the areas in which adaptations of the existing rules might be necessary, or helpful, to enable the DS system to work effectively for a fisheries subsidies agreement.


09:00-09:15                Opening remarks Alice Tipping – Lead, Fisheries Subsidies, IISD 

09:15-10:30                Session 1: The WTO DSU and its adaptations Claudia Orozco – Trade Law Advice
Open discussion

10:30-10:50                Coffee  

10:50-12:25                Session 2:  What DSU provisions might need to be adapted in a fisheries subsidies agreement? Iain Sandford – Sidley Austin

                                    Open discussion

12:25-12:30                Closing Remarks Alice Tipping – Lead, Fisheries Subsidies, IISD 

Practical Information

Friday 1 November 2019 | 9:00-12:30 | Room Méditerranée, Intercontinental Hotel Geneva| Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Genève


To attend this event, please register using the button above, or email at with your confirmation before noon (12:00) on Wednesday 30 October.

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