Genetic Engineering and the WTO

Publication - September 28, 2006
Analysis of the Report in the ‘EC-Biotech’ Case:A step backwards for international environmental law, but not the end of GE restrictions

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Executive summary: On February 7, 2006, a Dispute Settlement Panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its interim report in the European Communities - Measures affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products case. The report was the outcome of a 2003 complaint by US, Canada and Argentina. This paper analyses the impact of this ruling on international environmental law.

Num. pages: 21