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GATT, implications on environmental laws hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, September 27, 1991. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment.

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  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization),
  • Tuna fisheries -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Marine mammals -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Environmental law -- United States.,
  • International trade -- Environmental aspects.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .E553 1991v
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 101 p. ;
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1301258M
ISBN 100160371090
LC Control Number92166684

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environmental laws These groups began to take the GATT seriously and assigned staff to work full-time on the trade and environment linkage. Once it became clear how troublesome the GATT panel's decision was, the Bush Administration convinced Mexico not to seek adoption20 of the panel report within the. I. INTRODUCTION With the passage of the Uruguay Round(1) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ("GATT")(2) and the creation of the World Trade Organization ("WTO"),(3) there has been much debate over what role, if any, the WTO should play in reconciling tension between liberal trade policies and environmental protection.(4) In the words of the WTO Committee on . The phrase reflects GATT’s de facto role before the WTO was created, and it is used simplistically here to help readers understand that role. As the text points out, this role was always ad hoc, without a proper legal foundation. International law did not recognize GATT as an organization. For simplicity, the text uses the term “GATT. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT, which deals with trade in goods) has a special section (Part 4) on Trade and Development which includes pro-visions on the concept of non-reciprocity in trade negotiations between developed and developing countries — when developed countries grant trade concessions to.

This chapter discusses the National Treatment (NT) obligation present in all World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. It begins with a brief overview of important NT provisions in the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), in the GATS, and under the TRIPS Agreement. It .   Emblematic of this environmental insensitivity was the GATT Secretariat Report of on ‘Trade and the Environment’ which proclaimed that ‘In principle, it is not possible under GATT's rules to make access to one's own market dependent on the domestic environmental policies or practices of the exporting country’. 3 A new era in the Cited by: Trade Policy and Global Environmental Change Introduction In this guide you can find the following useful information: The substantive issues arising from the overlap of trade and environmental norms. International treaties with potential implications for . trade and environment lingered in the GATT hallways. At the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the GATT Secretariat presented a paper on the implications of environmental protection poli-cies and how these could become obstacles to trade. Further, discussions during the Tokyo Round of the GATT (–79) over trade.

The article also addresses the international and domestic implications the Shrimp-Turtles case will have on future environmental trade disputes including the right of a member country to impose. The book s authors provide a logical template for considering the most pertinent issues in international environmental law, including air and climate change, water, chemicals and hazardous materials, site remediation, emergency response, natural resource management, environmental review, and civil and criminal enforcement. Such RTAs could be broad in scope so as to cover, for instance, investment and environmental technology addition, the book explores new Author: Steve Charnovitz. Enforcement of Environmental Provisions on the Sub-Regional Level 4 International Environmental Institutions in Namibia CHAPTER 3: FOUNDATIONS, SOURCES AND IMPLICATIONS OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 79 Oliver C Ruppel 1 The Namibian Constitution 2 Roman-Dutch and Common Law 3 Statutory Law The Environmental File Size: 2MB.