Subsidies Trade Policy at Work

Possible Special and Differential Treatment Provisions in the Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at WTO

This note examines the Special and Differential Treatment (SDT) proposals that have been made by WTO Members in the 2017 Matrix, with respect to flexibilities relating to subsidies; Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; overfishing/overcapacity; implementation periods and capacity building/technical assistance. It also considers the SDT provisions in the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and how these might inspire provisions in a future Fisheries Subsidies Agreement.