WTO fisheries subsidies: India, Sri Lanka demand to postpone deadline gains support

Truman Slate

India and Sri Lanka have uncovered support from various other Entire world Trade Firm (WTO) associates, these kinds of as Namibia, Indonesia, South Africa and the ACP Team, in expressing doubts about concluding the on-heading negotiations for curbing fisheries subsidies by the finish of this 12 months, thanks to the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is a optimistic advancement for India as a shifting of deadline will allow it extra time to negotiate a properly-well balanced package with special carve-outs for artisanal fishers when retaining position quo on the current subsidy programmes until it is performed.

“Since the July meeting, when it was agreed that associates will operate in the direction of concluding the fisheries package by the finish of this 12 months, various extra associates added their voices to individuals who have expressed doubts about finishing operate by the finish of the 12 months, in the negotiations on

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