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Cover for International trade and policies for genetically modified products.

This book addresses international trade and policy issues concerning agricultural biotechnology. The 16 chapters in this volume are edited and revised versions of papers presented at the 8th International Conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The case for differentiated appropriability in intellectual property rights for plant varieties.

This chapter adapts an existing model of innovation in the plant breeding sector to demonstrate that common standards are not optimum from a global welfare point of view. Policy issues relating to Plant Variety Protection from an economic perspective are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the...

Author(s)
Tongeren, F. van; Eaton, D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The regulation of agricultural biotechnology.

The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations. This book reviews...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Santaniello, V.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biotechnology and the emergence of club behaviour in agricultural trade.

This chapter emphasizes direct trade in GM crops. It notes that two distinct groupings of countries are emerging in formulations of regulatory regimes for GM foods. One group is the EU 'club' where a combination of bans and restrictions on trade are being implemented. The second group is the North...

Author(s)
Tothova, M.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The labelling of genetically modified products in a global trading environment.

This chapter looks at the labelling of genetically modified food products using a model that examines the interaction of national and international economies of scale in world trade. Two cases are considered: no labelling and with labelling. With no labelling, maximum national marketing economies...

Author(s)
Scandizzo, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree biotechnology: regulation and international trade.

This paper discusses the issues, such as forest certification, related to international trade of transgenic wood and transgenic tree germplasm.

Author(s)
Sedjo, R. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Commercialized products of biotechnology and trade pattern effects.

This chapter compares trade patterns for Canada and the USA in oilseed rape, maize, and soyabeans by specifically examining the value of exports in these products. Data have been gathered from the 1990-96 period, prior to the commercialization of GM crops. This is compared with the...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Davey, K. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conflict and consensus-building: international commercial policy and agricultural biotechnology.

This chapter outlines the major international commercial policy issues pertaining to biotechnology, including genetically modified foods. It explains the sometimes complementary and sometimes conflicting roles of the World Trade Organization and other international institutions in dealing with...

Author(s)
Hobbs, J. E.; Kerr, W. A.; Gaisford, J. D.; Isaac, G.; Klein, K. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rationale behind WTO agreements and agricultural GMO controversy.

This chapter deals with the trade implications of the different policy and regulatory options currently adopted for managing the main issues raised by the recent large diffusion of genetically modified (GM) crops. It focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and the conflicts that...

Author(s)
Esposti, R.; Sorrentino, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods: the application of the TBT agreement.

This chapter analyses the role of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement within the World Trade Organization system with respect to trade restrictions on genetically engineered foods, particularly those related to labelling. The TBT Agreement does not cover import bans, which are...

Author(s)
Heumueller, D.; Josling, T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997421)
Type
Book chapter

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