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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Why the Biotech Products Case is a Win-Win Situation for the European Union

Editors' Summary: The United States and the EU currently stand in discord over the safety and value of GMOs in agricultural products. The disagreement culminated in a 2006 WTO Dispute Resolution Panel ruling in favor of the EU's use of...

To Trade or Not to Trade . . .

"I'm Not Dead Yet: Genetic Mutation That Lives Up to Its Name Is Found."1 This heading from the December 15, 2000, New York Times is a precursor to one of the most fiercely debated issues of our times....

National Incentives to Protect Natural Resources: Preserving Their Place in International Trade

Editors' Summary: In environmental economics, the concept of negative externalities refers to the costs of adverse environmental effects that result from resource extracting and industrial activities and that are borne by the public...

Dolphins and Tuna: An Analysis of the Second GATT Panel Report

Editors' Summary: On May 20, 1994, a three-member dispute panel of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) held that the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which provides authority for the United States to embargo...

The Collision of the Environment and Trade: The GATT Tuna/Dolphin Decision

Editors' Summary: On September 3, 1991, a three-member dispute resolution panel formed by the signatories to the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) held that a U.S. embargo on Mexican tuna and tuna products harvested in...