Issues of Dual Use and Reviewing Product Coverage of Environmental Goods
AbstractImporting "environmental" goods which are also used for other than environmental purposes and ensuring that they represent the most appropriate technology for a particular environmental problem are key concerns to be addressed in the approaches currently being discussed under paragraph 31(iii) of the Doha Agenda. By drawing lessons from experiences with WTO sectoral agreements such as the Agreements on Information Technology (ITA), Trade in Pharmaceutical Products and Trade in Civil Aircraft as well as relevant national schemes, this paper explores possible options to address these two issues.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers with number 2007/1.
Date of creation: 29 Mar 2007
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WTO; environmental goods;
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- NEP-AGR-2007-08-27 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2007-08-27 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INT-2007-08-27 (International Trade)
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- World Bank, 2007. "International trade and Climate Change : Economic, Legal, and Institutional Perspectives," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6831, August.
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