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Trade impact of European measures on GMOs condemned by the WTO panel

  • Anne-Célia Disdier

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  • Lionel Fontagné

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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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 146 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 495-514

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