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La mise en œuvre du principe de précaution dans l'accord sps de l'omc. Les enseignements des différends commerciaux


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  • Laurence Boy
  • Christophe Charlier
  • Michel Rainelli
  • Patrice Reis


Article 5.7 of the sps agreement of the wto seems to provide the only available framework for referring to the precautionary principle as a means of settling international disputes. Yet are we sure it provides the adequate tool for this purpose ? The present article shows there is no all-embracing answer to this question. Whereas important aspects of the precautionary principle are present in article 5.7, others are not. A discussion of the importance of the omitted features is presented.Classification JEL : F020, F130, K320, K330, Q170.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 54 (2003)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 1291-1306

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