The challenge posed by product standard disputes in International trade: The U.S./EU beef controversy and a proposed framework for resolving standards disputes in International trade.
While world trading institutions such as GATT and its successor, the WTO, have made significant progress in addressing tariff barriers as well as some non-tariff barriers, trade disputes over product standards appear to be increasing in number and intensity. Product standards refer to measures governments take to ensure that products sold in their home market meet health, safety, and quality requirements consistent with the public interest. The longstanding controversy between the European Union and the United States over the export of hormone treated beef is used as a case study to illustrate the difficulty of resolving product standards disputes.
|Main Author:||Taylor, Charles.|
|Other Authors:||Walsh, Michael., Lee, Christopher.|