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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate
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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate

India has made history (of sorts) by becoming the first country to invoke a ‘peace clause’ on agricultural subsidies agreed at a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in 2013. Officials in Geneva told a meeting of the WTO’s committee on agriculture this week that New Delhi was claiming immunity from …

Government subsidies to national fisheries are seen as a major factor in the overfishing of sensitive fish stocks
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WTO fisheries negotiations put on hold indefinitely following Geneva closedown

Negotiations at the World Trade Organization over disciplines on subsidies to the fisheries sector have been put on pause – but because of disruption caused by COVID-19, rather than any collapse in the negotiations themselves. The long-running negotiations have reached a sensitive phase, with the first draft of a final …