We are at the last phase of WTO fish subsidies negotiations. A potential WTO Agreement on fisheries subsidies at the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference will be probably the most important oceans economy multilateral outcome this year.
A briefing on main content and main trade, development and governance implications of a potential agreement was organised in parallel to Fifteenth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement in order to inform delegations on most recent developments and prepare the ground for implementation.
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David Vivas Eugui is Chief of Section, Economic Affairs, Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Previously, he was a Senior Economic Affairs Officer in UNCTAD’s Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch, Deputy Programmes Director at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Senior Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Attaché for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Venezuela to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Staff Attorney at the Venezuelan Institute of Foreign Trade.
David is an international expert with more than 25 years of experience on legal and economic issues. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for various institutions, international and national organizations and has lectured on intellectual property, trade, oceans economy and environmental law at the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Maastricht University (the Netherlands), WIPO Distant Learning Academy, and University of Business and International Studies (Switzerland).
He holds a JD from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, an LLM from Georgetown University and a Master in Transnational Business from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.
TopicTrade and environment
- Consultation and validation meeting. Blue BioTrade in Saint Lucia: Developing value for the sustainable trade and production of queen conch in the Caribbean
Mr David Vivas, email@example.com