Options for the Legal Form of a WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
Date period15 November 2017
New rules to discipline harmful fisheries subsidies are a crucial contribution that members of the World Trade Organization could make towards the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Buoyed by the 2030 Agenda’s specific target 14.6, which references the talks, negotiations have intensified with the aim of achieving an outcome on the issue at the WTO’s ministerial conference in December 2017. This reference paper examines a range of options for the legal form of disciplines on fisheries subsidies within the framework of the WTO.