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Agricultural Biotechnology and the FTAA: Issues and Opportunities

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  • Gaisford, James D.
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    This article examines trade and intellectual property rights questions associated with agricultural biotechnology in the Western Hemisphere and goes on to chart a potential course through which they could be addressed by an agreement on a Free Trade Area of the Americas. Issues pertaining to import approvals, labelling, exports to sensitive markets, intellectual property piracy and regulatory cooperation are considered.

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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): 03 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:23926

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    Keywords: biotechnology; BioSafety Protocol; Free Trade Area of the Americas; FTAA; World Trade Organization; International Relations/Trade; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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    1. Giannakas, Konstantinos, 2001. "The Economics Of Intellectual Property Rights Under Imperfect Enforcement," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20584, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Deardorff, Alan V, 1992. "Welfare Effects of Global Patent Protection," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 59(233), pages 35-51, February.
    3. Gaisford, James D. & Richardson, R. Stephen, 2000. "The TRIPS Disagreement: Should GATT Traditions Have Been Abandoned?," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 1(2).
    4. Akerlof, George A, 1970. "The Market for 'Lemons': Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 84(3), pages 488-500, August.
    5. Plunkett, Marni D. & Gaisford, James D., 2000. "Limiting Biotechnology? Information Problems and Policy Responses," CAFRI: Current Agriculture, Food and Resource Issues, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, issue 01.
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