Report | September, 2009
WTO Disciplines on Fisheries Subsidies: Elements of the Chair’s Draft
This one-day workshop, hosted by UNEP and WWF in collaboration with ICTSD and Oceana, was held at the International Environment House in Geneva on January 29, 2008. The workshop was convened in response to multiple requests from WTO delegations for a forum to examine the draft text on fisheries subsidies proposed by the chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules on November 30, 2007 (“Chair’s draft”).
The workshop was the latest in a series of conferences and workshops organized by the sponsors jointly and individually, and built in particular on a symposium organized by UNEP and WWF in March 2007 focused on sustainability criteria for fisheries subsidies.