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Laws governing the use of technical standards as barriers to trade: The case of trade in livestock products

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  • Lance Kotschwar

    (General Council's Office|USDA)

  • Douglas Simon

    (RF Industries, Lincoln, Nebraska)

  • E. Wesley F. Peterson

    (Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

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    Abstract

    This article reviews the history and current state of international law governing the application of technical standards to international trade. Conflicts surrounding the use of technical standards in livestock trade are described to illustrate some of the limitations of current GATT codes. The article includes a case study of a US firm's difficulties in exporting high-quality beef to Europe. These illustrations provide the basis for some concluding remarks concerning possible changes in the GATT technical standards agreement that may be made as a result of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

    Volume (Year): 9 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 91-101

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:9:y:1993:i:1:p:91-101

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    1. Runge, C. Ford & von Witzke, Harald & Thompson, Shelley, 1987. "Liberal Agricultural Trade As A Public Good: Free Trade Versus Free Riding Under Gatt," Staff Papers 13635, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
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