Liberalising Fisheries Markets

Scope and Effects

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This publication reviews the significant changes that have taken place in the world fisheries sector and provides an in-depth analysis of the prospects for and potential effects of further market liberalisation in the sector. It also contains an inventory of market measures and policies in place in OECD countries. A principal outcome of the study is that there is room for further market liberalisation in the trade in fish and fish products.

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Case Studies and Other Documentation

This chapter provides four case studies submitted by Member countries and a paper by the WTO Secretariat relevant to the Study. It includes studies on (i) impacts of market liberalisation on tuna resources, (ii) the economy of flags-of-convenience tuna fishing vessel, (iii) analysis of factors determining the decreasing trends of bigeye tuna resources in the Indian Ocean and (iv) Spanish experience on the use of non tariff measures. The paper submitted by the WTO Secretariat provides a history of tariff negotiations and deals with definitions of tariffs and aspects of tariff reduction formulas...

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