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WTO, international trade and environmental protection

David Vogel

WTO, international trade and environmental protection

European and American perspectives

by David Vogel

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Published by European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World Trade Organization.,
  • International trade.,
  • Environmental protection.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Vogel.
    SeriesEUI working paper -- no. 2002/34
    ContributionsRobert Schuman Centre.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 p. ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20238979M

    ‘The book is an excellent introduction to understanding the principal trade disputes between the United States and EU over the last decade and a half.’ – International Trade Law and Regulation This book provides a critical overview and assessment of the WTO’s dispute settlement procedures in the context of several recent trade-related disputes between the EU and the US. Falkner, Robert and Jaspers, Nico () Environmental protection, international trade and the WTO. In: Heydon, Kenneth and Woolcock, Stephen, (eds.)The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, pp. ISBN

    Book Description. Analyzing globalization and the increasing tension it has caused between the goals of free trade and environmental protection, International Trade and the Protection of the Environment provides a comprehensive and detailed legal analysis, both at the national and international level of what looks set to become the new legal order of the twenty-first century. The WTO and Environment: The WTO has been virtually silent on the environmental issue. Its agenda shows the triumph of the rights to trade over the right of the environment. Because of its enormous power the WTO has put trade first and any influence that might reduce the power of global trade .

    The utilization of PTAs was given considerable discussion in the Report of the Consultative Board to the WTO Director-General (Sutherland Commission). 43 The Report seems to criticize the ‘injection of particular “non-trade” objectives into [preferential] trade agreements’ such as ‘significant labour and environmental protection. WTO context. International trade and environment policy focuses on a number of areas where trade and environment interact particularly closely. Prominent examples of this are those international treaties which regulate trade where this is required to protect wildlife or the ozone layer; or where reductions in trade barriers have been undertaken where this promotes the trade, production and.


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The relevance of the WTO legal system for environmental protection is a central topic in general international law, WTO law and international environmental law. The relationship between WTO law and international and domestic efforts to protect the environment has moved to centre stage in WTO and international environmental law.

A very dry text on the structure of the WTO and how it impacts environmental sovereignty. It is meant for lawyers of international law. The book is essentially a recap of court cases brought on this subject. Where the court was often the GATT Panel and the WTO Appellate Body. The cases varies.

One was on restrictions on importing by: 7. What role should international trade rules and the World Trade Organization (WTO) play in the protection of the environment. While many environmentalists argue that trade rules and procedures must be made more "green," many trade proponents fear that the international trading system will be undermined by extreme demands of environmentalists.

The relationship between WTO law and international WTO domestic efforts to protect the environment is a central concern in WTO and international environmental law.

This book analyses these issues by examining the interaction between WTO law and 'other' international law, the WTO law and domestic law, and the contents and the interrelations between fundamental provisions of WTO law.

Analyzing globalization and the increasing tension it has caused between the goals of free trade and environmental protection, International Trade and international trade and environmental protection book Protection of the Environment provides a comprehensive and detailed legal analysis, both at the national and international level of what looks set to become the new legal order of the twenty-first by: 1.

This book deals with a central topic in general international law, WTO law, and international environmental law, namely the relevance of the WTO legal system for environmental protection.

Environment and Trade A Guide to WTO Jurisprudence Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, lead author, International trade–Environmental aspects. and Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the US Environmental Protection Agency.

He has also been a professor of international law at the University. Several other WTO agreements may be relevant to the protection of the environment as well. In particular, the TBT Agreement and the SPS Agreement seek to ensure that requirements that products must fulfil for environmental purposes do not create unnecessary obstacles to international trade.

At the same time, these agreements recognize. Books. Baughen S, International Trade and the Protection of the Environment (Routledge-Cavendish ) Desai B, Institutionalizing International Environmental Law (Transnational Publishers Inc ) Kulovesi K, The WTO Dispute Settlement System: Challenges of the Environment, Legitimacy and Fragmentation (Kluwer Law International BV ).

complement the WTO’s objective to reduce trade barriers and eliminate discriminatory treatment in international trade relations.

• There is no specific agreement dealing with the environment, under WTO rules members can adopt trade-related measures aimed at protecting the environment provided a number of conditions to avoid the misuse of such.

The WTO is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, the legal ground-rules for international commerce and for trade policy. The WTO is not an environmental organization, nor the ideal forum to achieve environmental progress.

Rather, trade measures are one tool in a preferably larger toolkit for global environmental protection that includes binding environmental agreements. One consquence of this development is increasing concern with the legitimacy of the WTO process, which in turn has led to the WTO becoming the focus of rancorous protest by, among others.

Pollution Control and International Trade" was prepared. It focused on the implications of environmental protection policies on international trade, reflecting the concern of trade officials that such policies could become obstacles to trade, as well as constitute a new form of protectionism.

At the same time, the objective of sustainable development is recognized within the WTO and this has had an impact on our reading of many of the relevant WTO provisions. In her book, Dr Alice Pirlot offers a unique compilation of existing environmental taxes and fiscal mechanisms put in place to foster the protection of the s: 1.

About Balancing Human Rights, Environmental Protection and International Trade This book explores the means by which economic liberalisation can be reconciled with human rights and environmental protection in the regulation of international trade.

The WTO came into existence in and the Committee on Trade and Environment was established as per a decision adopted during the Uruguay Round. Its main aim was to identify the relationship between trade and environment to promote sustainable development.

The agenda was an extension of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Get this from a library. International trade and the environment: the impact of the WTO on developing countries and environmental protection: Ghana's timber industry and forest sector as a case study. [Emmanuel Opoku Awuku].

Summary: "International Trade and the Protection of the Environment provides a comprehensive and detailed legal analysis, both at national and international level, of what looks set to become the new legal order of the twenty-first century. The intention has been to state the law as of 25 April "--Jacket.

At the 4th WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar inthe role of the CTE was strengthened, as member countries succeeded in securing a package of environmental elements that demonstrates the WTO’s commitment to sustainable development and to simultaneously advancing economic, trade, environment, and development interests.

The growing body of WTO jurisprudence is of profound significance for the development of the general body of international law. With this in mind, Environmental Sovereignty and the WTO succinctly examines how the WTO law can contribute to achieving coherence between general international law, international environmental law and international trade law and avoid conflicts b.

Tensions between economic interests and environmental protection have assumed crisis proportions in awareness at every level of society. In particular, the World Trade Organization has become entangled in controversies related to legitimacy, democracy, environmental protection, and fragmentation of international law, fuelling a contentious debate on the use (or abuse) of environmental Manufacturer: Kluwer Law International.The relationship between environmental and trade agreements has been a subject of political and legal discussions for quite some time, for example in the context of the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in International trade agreements are primarily aimed at the removal of trade .