NEGOTIATIONS ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES
Similar to the September cluster of meetings and in line with their work programme, WTO members also held text-based discussions, this time focusing on disciplining subsidies that affect stocks in an overfished condition. Regarding how to organize negotiating work in the new year, a number of members were of the view it was time to shift to full negotiating mode, including through smaller group discussions to deepen engagement. The chair invited members for consultations the following week to hear detailed views on approaches conducive to making progress in the WTO's fisheries subsidies work.
The next cluster of meetings will be on 3-7 December. Incubator groups will meet beforehand on 26-30 November.