USTR Says WTO Fisheries Deal ‘Within Reach’ but Improvements Needed



U.S.News Staff | U.S.News

A fisheries deal at the World Trade Organization is “within reach”, but members still need to make improvements to the draft agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said on Friday.

Trade ministers gather virtually next week to try and clinch a deal on curbing subsidies that contribute to overfishing after 20 years of discussions.

The Geneva-based trade body has not concluded a multilateral trade deal for years and has particularly struggled with fisheries – delegates only agreed on the definition of “fish” last December.

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