India declares 100 per cent success at WTO meet
India succeeded in bringing regulation on illegal fishing, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said after the conclusion of the 12th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference.
"India has received 100 per cent success. There is not one issue for which we need to return to India with any kind of worry," said the Minister while addressing the media today after WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference, in Geneva. "We succeeded in bringing regulation for those who indulge in illegal fishing. Our demands to control the illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing were also accepted. It is a big success for the country, as there are many countries who engage in deep-sea fishing thus exploiting and endangering the fish species of the world," he said.
We succeeded in bringing regulation for those who indulge in illegal fishing or catch fish but don't report it or those who work outside regulation - indulging in illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing: Minister Piyush Goyal after WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference, in Geneva
Terming it India's major victory, the Minister who led the Indian delegation in Geneva said that some countries are experts in finishing the fish across the world through deep-sea fishing.
"Some countries are experts in this. They are responsible for finishing the fish across the world, with deep-sea fishing. India succeeded in bringing a regulation for them. This is a major victory for India," he said.
Ministers from 164 members of the World Trade Organisation have adopted various decisions including food security, e-commerce, TRIPS agreement, fisheries and preparedness for future pandemics, a significant outcome for Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.