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WTO's 2019 Public Forum - Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World

09/10/2019 - 09/10/2019

Fish is currently one of the most traded animal proteins worldwide in value terms. The fisheries sector is characterized by a wide range of product types and operators, making trade both global, diverse, and complex. These intensive international trade flows generate an associated economic activity – the occurrence of trade in services related to fish production and distribution.

The importance of developing countries and small-scale producers in the supply of fish and fishery products to international markets, in addition to the unique role of vessels in fish production, naturally leads to trade opportunities in fisheries services. Regardless of whether the fish is wild caught or from aquaculture, demand for services arise throughout the supply chain.

This Working Session will discuss options on reaching effective win-win situations for trade in fisheries services where participating countries and stakeholders can benefit from more efficient allocation patterns.

On Wednesday 9 October 2019, the session will be live streamed from 14:45-16:15. For more details visit: https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/webcas_e/live_webcast_e.htm


  • Ms. Marta Soprana, Founder and Trade Policy Advisor, TradePol Consulting
  • Mr. Pierre Sauvé , Senior Trade Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Mr. David Vivas, Legal Officer, UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Ms. Ylva Mattsson, Senior Analyst International Affairs, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

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  • Mr. Marcio Castro de Souza, Senior Fishery Officer (International Trade), Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO

Date and time: 9 October 2019; 14:45-16:15

Venue: WTO – Centre William Rappard; Room W, Rue de Lausanne 154, 202 Genève, Switzerland

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For more information, please contact  Marcio.CastrodeSouza@fao.org

Full programme details athttps://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum19_e/pf19_programme_e.htm

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