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Agriculture and international trade: law, policy and the WTO.

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This book addresses the interface between the law of international trade as it relates to agriculture, the emerging legal and economic order for agricultural trade under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and their impact on agricultural policy reform in the EU and the USA. The book's particular focus is on key issues emerging in the Millennium Round of WTO negotiations, leading u...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 215)

Regulating GM products in the EU: risk, precaution and international trade.

The first part of this chapter explores how EU regulation of genetically modified (GM) products addresses the question of risk. It becomes clear that the EU is in the process of tightening risk regulation in relation to GM produce. Not only has the range of potential risks assessed within risk assessment been broadened considerably, but also the risk-management response by member states to these risks has increasingly been one based on precaution. The chapter then moves on to address some of the US objections to the EU system of regulation, which could conceivably form the basis of a trade dispute between the two regions. In the final part, some tentative suggestions are offered as to how international trade law might approach any such dispute and on the likely impact of the 2000 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The WTO, international trade and agricultural policy reform. Author(s): Rodgers, C. Cardwell, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) The Uruguay round agreement on agriculture and domestic support. Author(s): Grossman, M. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) The politics of agricultural trade. Author(s): Grant, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 69) Farm subsidies and agricultural trade policy: the case of US support programmes. Author(s): Sumner, D. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Multifunctionality and non-trade concerns. Author(s): Grossman, M. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 131) Multifunctionality of agriculture: a European community perspective. Author(s): Cardwell, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 165) TRIPS and the protection of intellectual property in biotechnology in the United States. Author(s): Feitshans, T. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 193) TRIPS, biotechnology and the public domain: what role will world trade law play? Author(s): Linarelli, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 239) International trade in genetically altered agricultural products: impact of the biosafety protocol. Author(s): Thorson, N. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 277) Environmental policy and the reform of European agriculture law. Author(s): Rodgers, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 301) Reforming United States environmental regulations for agriculture: impediments and opportunities. Author(s): Adelman, D. E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Law, University of Reading, Old Whiteknights House, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996639
  • Record Number
  • 20033204370