APEC agree with WTO call for agreement on harmful fisheries by July 31- statement

by Reuters
Saturday, 5 June 2021 15:52 GMT

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - Ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade group said on Saturday that they supported the head of the World Trade Organization's call to reach a "comprehensive and meaningful agreement" on harmful fisheries subsidies by July 31.

"As a group, APEC economies support the WTO Director-General's calls for the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations to achieve a comprehensive and meaningful agreement with effective disciplines on harmful fisheries subsidies by 31 July 2021," they said in a statement. (Reporting by David Lawder. Additional reporting by Idrees Ali and Mike Stone Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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