Fishing for Coherence

Proceedings of the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries

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Some 500 million USD are spent annually on fisheries development projects. But fisheries access agreements and trade policies are sometimes applied in ways that dampen developing countries' ability to benefit fully from their rich marine resources. Also, many development projects do not pay sufficient regard to the sustainability issues that are a key for the future of the fishing sector.  This publication, a compilation of papers from the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries, addresses these issues.



Tariffs, Preferential Tariff Arrangements and Tariff Escalation

Policy Coherence Issues

This paper briefly reviews the structure of fisheries tariffs in the European Union and the major Latin-American economies as well as in Australia, China, India, New Zealand and the United States. It also discusses the issue of tariff escalation and the need for consistency in policy making.


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