Genetically Modified Organisms and Trade Rules: Identifying Important Challenges for the WTO
Controversial debates associated with the establishment of international market access rules for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) illustrate a more general challenge facing the World Trade Organisation (WTO); to acceptably accommodate growing consumer concerns regarding a product"s production and processing methods (PPM). This paper aims to clarify the debates by examining the foundations of and the procedures for the WTO"s decision--making on PPM--based market access rules. To illustrate this, both an import embargo and a mandatory labelling regulation for GMOs are examined. The strengths and weaknesses of the current decision--making procedure are discussed and options for future negotiations are proposed. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003
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Volume (Year): 26 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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