USA: fisheries subsidies negotiations in Mr Obama's 2009 Trade policy Agenda

Here-under is the extract of the "2009 Trade Policy Agenda and 2008 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program" where the new Administration set out its priorities for the year 2009:
Prospects for 2009

In 2009, the United States will continue to pursue an aggressive affirmative agenda building upon the U.S. proposals submitted thus far with respect to, inter alia, preserving the effectiveness of the trade remedy rules; improving transparency and due process in trade remedy proceedings; and strengthening the existing subsidies rules. Concerning fisheries subsidies, the United States will continue to press for an ambitious outcome and work to further improve and refine many of the provisions included in the Chair’s draft text. (p. 14)
Ii is interesting to see how nuanced (and moderate) the text is, in tone and in content.

The full text of the document can be found at the USTR's website.

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