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Trade Impact of European Measures on GMOs Condemned by the WTO Panel

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  • Anne-Célia Disdier
  • Lionel Fontagné

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In May 2003, the United States, Canada and Argentina launched a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the European Union concerning its authorization regime for biotech products. In November 2006, the WTO condemned this regime. Using a gravity equation, we estimate the reduction in exports of potentially affected products from the complainants to the European Union. Our results suggest that the European moratorium and product-specific measures have a negative effect on trade, as do safeguard measures adopted by Germany, Italy and Greece.

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Paper provided by CEPII research center in its series Working Papers with number 2009-16.

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Handle: RePEc:cii:cepidt:2009-16

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Keywords: GMOs; Protection; WTO panels; Environment; WORLD TRADE;

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