Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    2005
    TITLE:
    Trading Precaution: The Precautionary Principle and the WTO
    PUB DATE:
    2005•08•06
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2005

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    This report examines the debate on the evolution of the precautionary principle in the context of the WTO. It clarifies proposals to enhance the incorporation of this principle in the rules of the multilateral trading system and addresses the tensions between the WTO and multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The report analyses how the WTO is responding to the challenges posed by its Member States in raising the precautionary principle before dispute panels.