Trade and Human Health and Safety / Edition 1by George A. Bermann, Petros C. Mavroidis
Pub. Date: 01/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Developing countries comprise the majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization. Many developing countries believe that the welfare gains that were supposed to ensue from the establishment of the WTO and the results of the Uruguay Round remain largely elusive. Though often aggregated under the ubiquitous banner “developing countries,” their
Developing countries comprise the majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization. Many developing countries believe that the welfare gains that were supposed to ensue from the establishment of the WTO and the results of the Uruguay Round remain largely elusive. Though often aggregated under the ubiquitous banner “developing countries,” their multilateral trade objectives like their underlying policy interests and the concerns vary considerably from country to country and are by no means homogenous. Coming off the heels of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the ongoing Doha Development Round, launched in that Middle Eastern city in the fall of 2001 and now on “life support” so to speak, was inaugurated with much fanfare as a means of addressing the difficulties that developing countries face within the multilateral trading system. Special and differential treatment provisions in the WTO agreement in particular are the focus of much discussion in the ongoing round, and voices for change have been multiplying, due to widespread dissatisfaction with their effectiveness, enforceability, and implementation.
Table of Contents
1. A map of the WTO Law of Domestic Regulation of Goods Gabrielle Marceau and Joel Trachtman; 2. The WTO impact on internal regulations - a case study of the Canada-EC Asbestos Dispute Robert Howse and Elizabeth Turk; 3. Reflections on the Appellate Body decision in the Hormones Case and the meaning of the SPS Agreement William J. Davey; 4. The Salmon Case: evolution of balancing mechanisms for non-trade values in WTO Frank Garcia; 5. Lotus Eaters: reflections on the varietals dispute, the SPS Agreement and WTO Dispute Resolution Jeffrey L. Dunoff; 6. Regulatory purpose and 'like products' in Article III:4 of the GATT (with additional remarks on Article III:2) Don Regan; 7. The WTO standard of review in Health and Safety Disputes David Palmeter; 8. Expert advice in WTO dispute in Dispute Settlement Joost Puawelyn; 9. Domestic regulation, sovereignty and scientific evidence requirements: a pessimistic view Alan Sykes; 10. Time for a United Nations 'global compact' for integrating human rights into the law of worldwide organizations: lessons from European integration law for global integration law Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann.
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