FISH23-6

Title of the activity
WTO Technical Workshop on Fisheries Subsidies for French-speaking African countries
Activity Type
Regional course/Workshop
Description
The WTO now has two lines of work for fisheries subsidies, both of which are essential if the Agreement is to be effective in disciplining fisheries subsidies. The first line of work concerns the entry into force and implementation of the new Agreement. For the Agreement to enter into force, two-thirds of the Members must complete their internal acceptance processes and deposit their "instrument of acceptance" with the WTO. Then, for the new disciplines to have a concrete effect on subsidisation, Members must ensure their full implementation. The second line of work concerns the second round of negotiations that Members have agreed to undertake, with a view to making recommendations to WCL13 to further strengthen the disciplines.
Venue
Côte dʼIvoire
City
Abidjan
Trade topic
Fisheries Subsidies
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
4
selection process
Candidates should be mid- to senior-level officials with proven professional experience and responsibilities in the area of trade, fisheries subsidies and/or fisheries management, ideally Ministry officials currently working on the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations and experts from the National Fisheries Directorate with responsibilities in the area of fisheries policy aimed at ensuring the sustainability of fisheries. At least one candidate should be able to follow the internal process required to deposit the instrument of acceptance of the Fisheries Subsidies Agreement with the WTO.
Participants should be fluent in French, which will be the working language of the workshop.
Implementing officer or contact person for the activity in the above Division/Section
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
French
Application Deadline
12/04/2023
BTOR
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about WTO Agreements, trade policy formulation and conduct of trade negotiations
Beneficiaries
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Sao Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Togo
Tunisia
Côte dʼIvoire