India wants ‘ambition’ pared on regulating fisheries subsidies at WTO

31 May 2017 – Wary about attempts to fast-track an agreement on regulating fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that might impact small fishermen, India has cautioned countries pushing for a year-end pact to scale down their ambitions. Many countries are trying to ensure that the WTO Trade Ministers’ meeting in December in Buenos Aires delivers an agreement to regulate fisheries subsidies. While some countries like India are demanding that small and artisanal fishermen be exempt from reduction commitments; others, such as the US, are arguing against special treatment of certain groups of fishers. Read the full article on the website of The Hindu BusinessLine.