Suiza es el primer Miembro de la OMC en aceptar formalmente el nuevo Acuerdo sobre Subvenciones a la Pesca

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El 20 de enero, Suiza se convirtió en el primer Miembro de la OMC en presentar formalmente su aceptación del nuevo Acuerdo sobre Subvenciones a la Pesca de la OMC, lo que allana el camino para la entrada en vigor de este acuerdo histórico sobre la sostenibilidad de los océanos. El Ministro suizo Guy Parmelin, Jefe del Departamento Federal de Economía, Formación e Investigación, presentó el instrumento de aceptación de su país a la Directora General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala en la reunión ministerial informal de la OMC que tuvo lugar en el marco de la reunión anual del Foro Económico Mundial celebrada en Davos (Suiza).

DG Okonjo-Iweala said: “I am very grateful to Switzerland for its leadership in being the first WTO member to submit its instrument of acceptance of the historic new Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. Switzerland’s action will create real momentum for more WTO members to formally accept the Agreement. Given that the landmark agreement was adopted during the 12th Ministerial Conference in 2022 held in Geneva, the location of the WTO, Switzerland is a fitting pioneer in the acceptance process, allowing the WTO to finally deliver our contribution to safeguarding global fish stocks and the livelihood and food security of millions of people worldwide.”

Mr Parmelin said: “Switzerland is the first WTO member to ratify the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. The prohibition of harmful marine capture subsidies is a major contribution of the multilateral trading system towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals.”

Adopted by consensus at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) held in Geneva on 12-17 June 2022, the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies sets new binding, multilateral rules to curb harmful subsidies, which are a key factor in the widespread depletion of the world’s fish stocks.  In addition, the Agreement recognizes the needs of developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) and establishes a Fund

Fuente: OMC