As Chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, I am today submitting a draft of Additional Provisions on Fisheries Subsidies for the attention of Ministers, in document WT/MIN(24)/W/10. This Addendum is intended to assist Ministers and their delegations in understanding the background of and reasons for the draft Additional Provisions contained in this new text. The new draft represents my honest and best assessment of what in my view would be a balanced outcome to these negotiations, taking into account the wide diversity of views held by Members in respect of all of the issues addressed in its provisions. In preparing this draft, I drew upon the countless hours of deliberations by Members as they expressed their views and provided me with text, particularly bridging language to address difficult issues for which there was difference in positions among Members.

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