WTO talks inch ahead as China builds mega processing base

Published on
June 7, 2022
A fishing vessel navigates the South China Sea.

As negotiators prepare for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12), set to begin on 12 June, there are signs of optimism about a deal to end harmful fishery subsidies.

China, meanwhile, has announced a seafood processing center under construction in the south of the country, which will be the world’s biggest “distant-water fish processing hub,” handling one million tons per year when complete in 2028 ...

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