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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
Wednesday, December 13 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Reforming Perverse Fisheries Subsidies at MC11

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An agreement among WTO Members to reform certain harmful fisheries subsidies is one of the most likely substantive outcomes of MC11.  There may also be agreement to build on the results announced at Buenos Aires in further work at the WTO. This session will consider the magnitude and impacts of harmful subsidies provided to the global fishing fleet. It will consider the likely shape of an outcome on this issue, how far the outcome goes in meeting the challenge of collective action on disciplines on fisheries subsidies, and where further work would be needed.

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Alice Tipping

Programme Manager, Environment and Natural Resources, ICTSD
Alice Tipping is a Programme Manager and leads the ICTSD’s Environment and Natural Resources programme.Prior to joining the ICTSD, she worked as a diplomat and legal adviser in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has served in New Zealand’s Mission to the... Read More →

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William Emerson

Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
William Emerson is a Senior Consultant, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy Resources Division at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Prior to joining the FAO Mr Emerson was a senior advisor to the New Zealand Minister of Fisheries (1997-2003). Previously, Mr Emerson... Read More →
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Alejandro Jara

Former Deputy Director General, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO
Alejandro Jara was born in 1949 in Santiago, Chile. He obtained his law degree from the University of Chile in 1973. He pursued graduate studies at the Law School, University of California at Berkeley (1975–1976). In 1976, he joined the Foreign Service of Chile where he specialized... Read More →
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Claire Nouvian

President, BLOOM
Claire Nouvian is an environmentalist dedicated to protecting the ocean and Claire Nouvian is an environmentalist dedicated to protecting the ocean and livelihoods from destructive fishing practices. She is particularly renowned for her commitment to putting an end to deep-sea bottom... Read More →
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Rashid Sumaila

Professor, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation, and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated... Read More →
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Brendan Vickers

Economic Adviser, International Trade, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Dr Brendan Vickers is Economic Adviser in the Trade, Oceans, and Natural Resources Directorate at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Previously, he was Head of Research and Policy in the South African Department of Trade and Industry. He also worked in the non-governmental sector... Read More →

Wednesday December 13, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano