First members to formally accept fisheries subsidies agreement urge others to follow suit.

June 27, 2023 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

WTO members that are among the first 10 to formally accept the Fisheries Subsidies Agreement called on other members to do the same to ensure entry into force of the historic agreement for ocean sustainability. “The Agreement is a tangible leap forward in the race to preserve our ocean and its precious living resources. However, the Agreement’s benefits will take hold only when WTO members implement its provisions,” Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard said in her opening remarks, noting that formal acceptances from two-thirds of all 164 WTO members need to be secured for the Agreement to enter into force. Read more.

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