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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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International trade in genetically altered agricultural products: impact of the biosafety protocol.

This chapter discusses the genesis, purpose and essential provisions of the Biosafety Protocol, followed by a consideration of the interaction between environmental values and international trade agreements. It is pointed out that World Trade Organization agreements, which recognize that ostensible health and safety measures may be used as disguised trade barriers, were not made subordinate to the Protocol. Neither was the Protocol subordinated to international trade agreements, raising questions of how operational conflicts between the two regimes might be resolved. A summary of the US position on regulating the products of modern biotechnology is presented.

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: 9 (Page no: 215) Regulating GM products in the EU: risk, precaution and international trade. Author(s): Hilson, C. French, D.
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.