Negotiations on fisheries subsidies

The Doha Ministerial Conference launched negotiations to clarify and improve WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, and at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005 there was broad agreement on strengthening those disciplines, including through a prohibition of certain forms of fisheries subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing. The challenge now facing the negotiators is to develop stronger rules while respecting the important policy concerns of WTO members, particularly developing and least-developed countries.

 

News

 

Introduction

Introduction to fisheries subsidies in the WTO

 

The mandate

The Doha negotiating mandate, 2001
Section on fisheries subsidies in the 2001 Doha Ministerial Declaration

The Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration, 2005
Text of para 9-11 of Annex D of the Declaration

 

Recent submissions from delegations on fisheries subsidies

 

External links:

Tenth Ministerial Conference

 

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