E15 Initiative

WTO Rules on Farm Goods and Fish: Towards More Equitable, Sustainable, and Efficient Global Markets?

16 December
09:00 - 10:30


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Session objectives 

Climate change is likely to intensify the many challenges governments face in implementing the 2030 Development Agenda, such as the new sustainable development goal to end hunger and malnutrition. More equitable, sustainable, and efficient global markets for agriculture and fisheries will be key to achieving the level of ambition the international community has set itself in this area. Although progress in agreeing new multilateral disciplines at the WTO has been at best incremental in recent years, E15 experts have identified how existing disciplines can be adapted to help meet future food demand. In this session, the speakers will explore how markets, policies, and global rules are evolving and discuss how the policy options identified by the E15 expert groups on Agriculture and Food Security and Fisheries and Oceans are relevant to the WTO agenda. 


  • Deputy Executive Director and Head, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
  • Divisional Head of Fish Trade, Fish Processing Storage and Marketing Division, Federal Department of Fisheries, Nigeria
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Partner & Co-founder, IDEAS Centre
  • Professor & Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit & OceanCanada Partnership Research Director, University of British Columbia
  • Ambassador of Uruguay to the WTO


  • Senior Programme Officer, Environment and Natural Resources, ICTSD