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Exploring the Influence of International Agreements on the Development of Science-based Regulatory Systems in Developing Economies

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  • Ryan, Camille
  • McDonald, Jillian
  • Smyth, Stuart J.
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    This article examines three developing countries to identify capacities for innovative science policy: Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines. Using membership in regional trading agreements, we assess whether these three nations have aligned their science/innovation policy with the partners of their trading agreements. This assessment provides insights into the potential trade-offs that other developing nations will need to consider as they contemplate the adoption of genetically modified crops.

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    Article provided by Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade in its journal Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:141074

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    Keywords: plant breeding techniques; regional trade agreements; regulatory frameworks; science-based regulation; socio-economic–based regulation; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Relations/Trade;

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